Weekly Menu Plan, June 26 – July 2

It’s summer, and I tend to not want to cook a lot when it is so hot out. I don’t know if it’s just the heat and not wanting to turn on the oven, or just that heavy food doesn’t really appeal when the thermometer reads triple digits.  Two weeks ago, I made the new sausage and kale pasta recipe with kale from our garden. It was pretty good! The whole family ate it pretty well. I did not get to the salad, however. Most of the blueberries were devoured before they could make it to a salad 😉

Dinners
Tacos, tortilla chips & salsa
Spaghetti, corn
BLATs (“A” for avocado), chips
Grilled chicken, salad
Bean & cheese burritos
Tailgating dinner at a ballpark
Leftovers

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Week 27 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, June 12 – June 18

This summer sure is heating up quickly here. The temperatures will be the in 90s this whole week! Time for some oven-free meals 🙂 We did not get to the firecracker shrimp or salad last week, so hopefully we will have time for it this week. I did make the new grilled chicken recipe… but not on the grill! I heated up our grill, put on the corn on the cob, and a few minutes later the grill was engulfed in flames! One of the corn husks had fallen off, caught on fire, and landed in some grease in the drip tray. My husband quickly got the fire put out, but cooked the chicken inside on a skillet instead. Lesson learned: be especially careful when grilling corn in the husks! Or, I could just stick to my slow cooker method in the future 😉

Dinners
Firecracker Shrimp, edamame
Crack Salad (maybe with chicken)
BLTs, chips, & fruit
Tacos, chips & salsa
Grilled Pizza
Blueberry Romaine Salad (new recipe to us)
Kale & Sausage Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes (new recipe to us)

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Week 25 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, June 5 – June 11

Summer is fully here. The kids are busy with summer activities and our vineyard is exploding with new growth! The last couple of weeks have brought us lots of rain, but the next few look to be sunny and warm (or hot!). I am happy to get back to grilling, using the slow cooker, and eating more salads to keep the kitchen temperature down! My husband volunteered to help make Firecracker Shrimp this week, as he’s been craving it and he knows how time-intensive it is to make. My children are getting big enough to help with a lot of things in the kitchen, too, and I’m so happy to have help in the kitchen when possible!

Dinners
Chicken Alfredo, peas
Avocado Eggs Benedict, asparagus
Grilled Rosemary & Balsamic Chicken (new recipe to us), corn on the cob
Crack Salad (maybe with chicken)
Firecracker Shrimp, edamame
Picnic at Cub Scout camp!
Leftovers or takeout

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Week 24 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, May 22 – May 28

It’s going to be a rainy week here… Grilled summer dinners will have to wait another week or so! Very soon, it is going to be so hot that the oven will not be in much use for a few months. Time to break out the slow cooker and the grill! 😉

Dinners
Egg sandwiches, fruit & yogurt
Tacos, chips & salsa
Italian Sausage Spaghetti, garlic bread
Fish (we’ll see what kind looks good), rice, broccoli
Simple French Dips, potato chips
German Pizza
Dinner out or freezer meal

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Week 22 menu plan: one year ago (no plan), two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, May 15 – May 21

I am back after a menu planning hiatus. Let me tell you, it was pretty miserable! Not having a solid plan for what meals to make during the week was no fun. I spent the last few weeks in “survival mode” trying to get through a project for one of my graduate school classes– I spent just about every free minute on my computer running code and trying to work out the kinks. I made very simple meals and many nights we just ate what we had on hand rather than me fixing a new meal. I think we are full of sandwiches for awhile 🙂

Dinners
Chicken Tortilla Soup, Honey Cornbread (new recipe to us)
Easy Okonomiyaki
, edamame
Hot Dogs with Cub Scouts
Chicken Caesar salad, garlic bread
Chicago Seven Calzones (from the freezer)
Dinner on the road (x2)

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Week 21 menu plan: one year ago (no plan), two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 17 – Apr 23

I did not make the honeymoon pizza last week, so I will hopefully get to it this week. We are also in the mood for some “lighter” fare, so I’ve tried to cut back on the heavy foods this week and replace with a few more-nutritious options!

Dinners
Oven Nachos
Chicken Caesar Salad
Mahi Mahi, asparagus, rice
Honeymoon Pizza
Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps (new recipe to us)
Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn & Peppers
Dinner out

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Week 17 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 10 – Apr 16

Believe it or not, we actually tried both of the new recipes last week! The minestrone soup was OK, and I probably won’t make it again. The pasta got really mushy, which may have been my fault, but I don’t seem to be having much luck with pasta in soups lately. However, we enjoyed the brat skewers. I used half of the amount of bourbon, and it added just the right amount of flavor in our opinion. We will have the pineapple fried rice this week, as we didn’t get to it last week. And my husband is craving Honeymoon Pizza– maybe because we attended a beautiful wedding last week! 😉

Dinners
Pineapple Fried Rice
BLATs (A is for avocado!)
Something on the grill
Chicken strips with buffalo wing sauce
Taco Soup, corn chips
Honeymoon Pizza
Dinner out

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Week 16 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 3 – Apr 9

So, we didn’t have pizza (at home) again last week, as dinner at church last week was pizza! We did do scallops, though I made a different recipe as we didn’t have the right kind of wine on hand and I didn’t feel like going to the store. I am feeling adventurous, so I have two new recipes on the plan this week… We will see how that goes 😉

Dinners
Tuna, Tomato, Red Onion, & Olive Pitas
Bourbon Brat Skewers (new recipe to us)
Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup (new recipe to us)
Pineapple Fried Rice
Quiche Lorraine
Chef’s board
Dinner at a wedding

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Week 15 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Mar 27 – Apr 2

Last week, we tried the pasta dish but not the pork chops. We thought the pasta was pretty good. I made it with half milk and half half-and-half, though, since I thought straight cream was a little more richness than we needed! The sauce was a little on the dry side (and so was the chicken), but I attribute that to my cooking, not the recipe. We also didn’t have pizza, so we’ll try to do that this week… In fact, I found out on Friday that I actually won a free large pizza from the local pizza shop! I feel like I never win anything, so that was a fun phone call to get 🙂 Instead of the chops and pizza, we had chili (it sounded so good on a chilly 😉 day) and ham & cheese biscuits (another thing that just sounded good!).

Dinners
Corned Beef & cabbage, potatoes, and carrots
Bay Scallop Gratin, broccoli
Pulled Pork sandwiches, potato salad, chips
Baked Pasta, garlic bread, peas
Dinner at a fundraiser
Dinner at church
Pizza

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Week 14 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Mar 20 – Mar 26

I skipped posting a menu plan last week because we spent half of the week at my folks’ house for Spring Break. It was great to relax and not worry too much about cooking. I did help out in the kitchen and made a few things while I was there, including strawberry shortcake and blueberry muffins. We ate really well 🙂

This week, I would like to try two new recipes, so we shall see if that happens. If we do get to them, I will be sure to update you all as to what we thought of them!

Dinners
Chicken Noodle Soup
Kielbasa Apple Kabobs, salad
Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta (new recipe to us)
Indian Tacos, chips & salsa
Slow Cooker Pork Chops (new recipe to us), mashed potatoes
Dinner at church
Pizza

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Week 13 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.