Well, we’ve had some glimpses of summer and let me tell you, it’s been such a breath of fresh air. Seeing all that sunlight stream in through the windows is a great way to get each day started. I’m looking forward to even more sunny, blue sky days to come. Do you have any plans for the summer? Ours is pretty open. I can think of all kinds of fun things I’d like to do but with a baby in the house and torn ligaments in my knee, I think it’s a good idea to keep things flexible for now. I do know that the beach is calling my name and I keep poring over all of the picnic posts on Pinterest.
Oh and if you need an indoor activity to do, I can recommend the movie Book Club. I was on the fence about seeing it. I am NOT a 50 Shades fan but I love Candace Bergen, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen so I had high hopes. It was funny, it was touching, and it was full of hope. There’s a part near the end with Mary Steenburgen and Craig T. Nelson that even had me tearing up.
Besides the great outdoors, the other thing I am fully ready to embrace is some summertime cooking! I want ALL the salads, all the produce, and all the BBQ’d foods I can possibly get. Yum yum yum! Check out this yummy summer menu plan.
WEEKLY MEAL PLAN
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MEALS IN MY MENU PLANS:
FF = FREEZER FRIENDLY
SC = SLOW COOKER
MF = MEAT FREE
PLO = PLANNED LEFTOVERS
MA – MAKE AHEAD
I’m also planning extra simple meals on Saturdays and Sundays so that we truly can take a Sabbath and spend some time focusing on family and fun!
Easy Grilled Beercan Chicken with Spice Rub, (make 2 and save leftover chicken in freezer for later this week), Street Corn Pasta Salad, green beans
Basil Butter Burgers, (FF) macaroni salad, baked beans
Chicken and Watermelon Tacos (PLO) (use leftover chicken from Monday), coleslaw, Mexican rice (make extra rice and leave it plain for Friday)
Coffee Rubbed Steak and Onions, baked potatoes, corn on the cob
Hawaiian Chicken and Veggie Kabobs, rice (PLO)
Slow Cooker Ginger Garlic Ribs, (SC) potato salad (MA), roasted asparagus and carrots
Chicken Cobb Salad (use leftover chicken from Monday), fruit cocktail
Looking for some super quick and easy meals? Check out these delicious 15 minute main dish recipes.
Save time and effort with 20 Easy Meals Using Rotisserie Chicken
Here’s a full 30 days worth of quick, easy, and inexpensive main dish ideas here.
You can find more of my menu plans here.
And check out more meal plan ideas over on Menu Plan Monday at Orgjunkie.com
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