Well, things sure have been busy around here! My son in law turned 30 recently so we had a big family backyard BBQ for him and then a second party with some of his friends. It was a lot of fun and we kept things pretty low-key so we could all just enjoy ourselves.
How has your summer been going? It feels like it’s flying by so fast but I’m determined to grab onto every bit of it I can. So, you’ll see that there are plenty of grilling and summertime salad options on the menu plan below. Yum!
YOUR GUIDE TO THE MEALS IN MY MEAL PLANS:
FF = FREEZER FRIENDLY
SC = SLOW COOKER
MF = MEAT FREE
PLO = PLANNED LEFTOVERS
MA – MAKE AHEAD
BBQ – GRILLED FOOD
I’m normally 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!
Weekly Meal Plan
You will find that most of these meals are under $10 based on prices (sale prices where possible) in London, Ontario, Canada. We are feeding a family of 4 – 3 adults and 1 toddler, all with healthy appetites. We generally have some leftovers from our meals and if these aren’t being used as part of another meal, they are used for lunches throughout the week.
Prices are based mostly on those at No Frills and FreshCo, the two grocery stores we frequent most often with an occasional shop at Loblaws for some of the more gourmet items (and because it’s just my favorite store – it even has a Starbucks!). I’m always sure to search the FLIPP app for the best deals!
Beercan Chicken, (BBQ) (PLO), grilled vegetables (zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, onion in large chunks or cut in half. Brush with Italian dressing before grilling. Make extra) (BBQ)(PLO) Grilled garlic bread.
Grilled Kolbassa sausage (make extra) (BBQ) (PLO), sweet potato pierogies, bean salad.
(Using leftover chicken and veggies from Monday) – cut up and combine with cooked pasta. Top with lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, ricotta cheese, and grated Parmesan. (SS)
Leftover Kolbassa with sauerkraut in buns, oven fries, raw vegetables with Ranch dip (SS)
Pizza made on the grill – we each put our own preferred toppings on, tossed green salad
Dr. Pepper Pulled Pork on buns with coleslaw, macaroni salad, leftover vegetables and dip, fruit salad
Teriyaki steak skewers with sweet peppers and onions, grilled potatoes, corn on the cob
Breakfasts and Lunches
Canned soups. Frozen soups and chili.
Pancakes or waffles (we always have mix on hand)
Yogurt and bran cereal parfaits
Toast with jam and goat cheese or peanut butter
Sandwiches – lunch meat or chicken or cheese or cucumber and onions, selection depending on what’s on hand and on sale that week. This week we are having some egg salad wraps since both eggs and tortillas were on sale.
Salads – chef’s salad with hard boiled eggs, ham, and cheese added, Waldorf salad, Cobb salad
What is on your menu for this week?
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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
What’s on your menu plan this week?
These are some great options – especially using leftovers in the middle of the week. Going to use these for sure.