Deciding what to make for dinner each week gets tougher and tougher because the weather is so beautiful that the last thing on my mind if making a weekly menu plan. BUT, I know when I don’t make a plan, we eat out way too much and end up eating stuff that isn’t good for us. Holding myself accountable for my own menu plan is one of the main reasons I started featuring menu plan ideas here on the blog. Sure, I may not cook everything featured here but it gets me focused on planning out my meals for the coming week. Hopefully, it helps you all along the way too 🙂
Sunday: I’ve never really thought about making a dish with braised bacon but this one caught my eye so I knew I wanted to make sure I saved it.
Monday: Couscous doesn’t have to be relegated to side dish status. Throw in some chickpeas for protein and you’ve got a main course worthy dish.
Tuesday: Sandwiches are a great way to throw together a dinner quickly without sacrificing a ton of taste. A chicken BLT is a great summer sandwich that you can grab on your way out of the door to the pool.
Wednesday: I don’t regularly drink Dr. Pepper but something about adding it to slow cooker pork sounds delicious.
Thursday: Add peaches and Brie to balsamic marinated steak and you have the makings of an incredible meal.
Friday: Spicy tuna isn’t just for sushi. This spicy tuna salad would make a great light meal alone or as a sandwich.
Saturday: End the week on a lighter note with a southwestern chopped salad complete with homemade tomatillo ranch dressing.
What is on your menu plan for the week? Are you finding yourself wanting to cook less and less so you have more time to enjoy the gorgeous weather?
Happy to meet u & excited to be a part of your late August give away. I just sent u the $12 & filled out the form. You have a really great blog. The photos are terrific as is the content. I am pretty new to all this ( 6th months in ) and see that you have the Tip Junkie button on your side bar. Did you take her course? I am considering it, so am wondering if you took it what your thoughts are about it. Would you mind letting me know. Looking forward to the Give Away and thanks!
Shannah Coe says
Hi Kelly! So excited to have you join our August giveaway. Welcome to the world of blogging 🙂 I’ll email you separately about the Tip Junkie button to answer your questions but, yes, I did take it 🙂
These are great recipes!!! Love your idea! Healthy and hefty all at the same time 😀 For sure the family will love it!!!
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Shannah Coe says
Thanks! I love looking for new recipes for this feature! There are so many amazing ideas out there. I wish I could include them all.