I don’t know about you but I’m happily living in denial that August is beginning. Summer is flying by and I’m holding onto it with a death grip. It’s funny. I don’t like heat and humidity. So, generally I’m more of a spring and fall kind of person (not caring for ice and snow either). But this year, I’m just really wanting to savor summer.
This week, we’re headed off to see Mamma Mia 2 at Stars and Strollers. I can’t wait. I have always loved the music of ABBA so I can’t wait to see how they bring it to life in yet another movie. This weekend is Rib Fest. It’s a little bittersweet – Rib Fest used to coincide with the Hot Air Balloon Festival (which has since been cancelled). That was always a favorite family tradition. But you know, there are loads of fun summer festivals here in London, so there’s plenty of new family traditions ready to be made.
WEEKLY SUMMER 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!
Week of July 30
It’s take out night!
Lemonade chicken (FF) (BBQ), grilled potatoes (BBQ), asparagus, corn
Pulled beef (SC) (FF) on buns, coleslaw, bacon cheddar macaroni salad
Mango tango chicken (FF) (BBQ), udon noodles, carrots, peas
Summer sun pork chops (FF) (BBQ), mashed potatoes, broccoli
Super Simple Dinner: Spaghetti with Chicken Parmesan Meatballs, garlic bread, Caesar salad
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You can find more of my menu plans here.