Wow. Things have been pretty busy around here. As part of my daughter’s 30th birthday gift, her husband and I paid to bring her best friend here from Alberta. So, we’ve been having some fun showing her some of our favourite haunts. First off, we had a family birthday party for my grand niece, and then the next day, we headed across the border to Port Huron, Michigan. I could say we went there to go shopping but really, we wanted brunch at Bob Evans and dinner at Cracker Barrel. The shopping was just to kill some time in between.
Today is a BBQ at our house for some of the other side of the family. Meat on a stick – mmmmm! Tomorrow we’re off to one of our happy places, Sparta, Ontario. Winter Wheat is the most charming, whimsical place I’ve ever been and I just feel the stress starting to leave my body as soon as I get there. Follow that up with a visit to Sparta Country Candles and lunch at the Sparta House Tearoom and I will be in total heaven. Of course, we’ll probably have to make a stop at Port Stanley beach – our friend has never seen Lake Erie before and we’re trying to help her complete her “collection” of the Great Lakes.
So, on to this week’s meal 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
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 Summer Meal Plan
Make your own kabobs (marinated chicken or steak with veggies) (BBQ). Watermelon.
Chili-getti (PLO), tossed salad, dinner rolls
Dinner out at The Marienbad.
Chili dogs (using leftover chili), coleslaw (PLO)
Slow Cooker San Francisco Style Pork Chops, (SC) egg noodles, carrots, Brussels sprouts
Super simple meal: Sloppy Joes, raw carrots, celery, and cauliflower with dip, pickles
Super Simple Dinner: BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches (FF) (SC), leftover coleslaw, baked beans, pickles
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You can find more of my menu plans here.