Monday, July 04, 2016
Meal Planning - 2016 Week 27
Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a fun-filled day planned today! We are having a cookout with friends and family later today, but first, I have to put a meal plan together for the week. I have been scouring my magazines for easy summer recipe ideas. I want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, with only a small mess to clean up besides! Am I dreaming??
For me, that means a lot of time at the grill rather than the stove, fresh salads or lightly grilled veggies as sides, and ice cream or frozen yogurt for dessert! The lemon chicken I have on my plan this week is a pre-marinated, whole split chicken from Trader Joe's. We had it a few weeks ago, and everyone loved it's juicy lemony flavor. The guy at Trader Joe's told me that he put in on the grill, so I may get adventurous, especially if the temperatures rise like they're supposed to!
Here's what we have planned for this week:
Monday - Cookout with Family and Friends, bringing my Red, White and Blue Potato Salad
Tuesday - Lemon Chicken, Peas and Waffle Maker Hashbrowns
Wednesday - Dumplings and Rice
Thursday - Pasta Primavera (never made it last week)
Friday - Homemade Pizza Night (on the grill weather permitting)
Saturday - Dinner with my parents
Sunday -Leftover Buffet/YOYO (You're On Your Own)
What's for dinner at your house? I'd love to hear your ideas, so please drop them in the comments here, or join us over on Facebook for a discussion on meal planning and menu ideas.
catch you soon -
This post is linked up at I'm An Organizing Junkie - be sure to check it out for even more meal planning ideas and inspiration.