Busy Summer Meal Plan

Welcome to another week of summer. Is summer going by fast for you too? I know the weeks are all blending together for me.

But to keep dinner easy on those busy summer days, I make a meal plan each week. If you haven’t made yours yet take a peek below for a few easy dinner ideas.

Menu plan with recipe links

Warm weather for us here means more skillet dishes, more grilling, more slow cooker meals, and less running the oven.

This week we will be grilling London broil and hamburgers for a couple of dinners. I love how great beef comes out on the wood fired grill it tastes so good.

I’ll be preparing our hoisin meatballs in the slow cooker. I usually bake these but since it hot I’ll put them in the slow cooker about lunchtime and cook them for a few hours on medium so they’ll be ready in time for dinner.

The rest of our meals will be made on the stovetop in a skillet. I love skillet meals because they are so quick to make. And I’ve added a breakfast for dinner because it’s a cheap dinner too.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here are our Meals for this Week,


London Broil, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Spaghetti with Garlic Pasta Sauce, Salad, and French Bread

Southwest Chicken Skillet with Salad

Hamburgers, Macaroni Salad, and Watermelon

Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, and Toast

Salmon Patties, Homemade Tartar Sauce, Rice, and Vegetables

Hoisin Meatballs, Rice, and Stir Fry Vegetables


Leftovers most days

Bagel Sandwiches with Fruit Salad

Tuna Sandwiches, Salad, and Fruit


A yummy homemade from scratch danish recipe. This recipe is so easy and can be made with any jam. We prefer raspberry or peach danish.

Toast with Eggs

Easy Danish, Eggs, and Sausage

Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage

Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week. Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for my frugal menu planning tips.

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2 thoughts on “Busy Summer Meal Plan”

  1. We had swedish meatballs last night for dinner, which were yummy. I also tried a new Trim Healthy Mama cookie recipe, which we thought was just OK. The rest of the week isn’t too exciting meal-wise…my family wanted some old stand-bys like spaghetti and hamburgers.

    Hope you have a great week!

    1. My son could eat hamburgers every day so I know what you mean Erin. The swedish meatballs sound delicious we haven’t had them in so long.

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