Easy Summer Dinner Ideas

Happy Monday to you. Have you made your menu plan for this week? If you haven’t you can find a few quick and easy dinner ideas on our menu plan this week.

Menu plan with recipe links

The weather isn’t scorching like a week ago but it’s still going to be warm this week at our house so we’ll be grilling and cooking on the stove top all week. It’s just too hot to bake or run the oven.

Even though I’m dying to try the air fryer options on my new oven, it will have to wait for cooler weather.

I’m hoping to get some canning done this week. I was able to can bread and butter pickles last week and I’m hoping to get some dill pickles made this week too.

I’ve planned a few easy summer meals. That way if I’m tired, making dinner won’t be hard at all. We’ll be grilling 4 days this week, grilling always seems like such an easy dinner to me.

The rest of the week will be easy skillet or stove tops dinners. I’ve included a breakfast for dinner because it’s easy to make, my whole family loves breakfast for dinner and it’s a frugal dinner too.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here’s what’s on our Menu Plan this week,

Oven Free Dinners

When the weather gets warm, I love to make summer recipes that don’t heat up the kitchen. If you want to keep your kitchen cool and still have pizza pockets, try this skillet pizza pockets recipe. It’s easy to make and they turn out nice melty in the middle and a little crisp on the outside, just a diy perfect pizza pocket.

Skillet Pizza Pockets and Salad

Salad with Grilled Chicken and French Bread

Sausage and Potato Skillet, Salad, and Fruit

Ground Beef Skillet, Salad, and Fruit

Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, and Toast

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Watermelon

Grilled Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Leftover most days

Hot Dogs, BBQ Baked Beans, and Salad

Chicken from the Freezer over a Big Salad


Vegan Pancake Recipe

Toast and Eggs

English Muffins, Eggs, and Sausage

Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage

I would love to hear what’s cooking at your house this week! Please scroll down and leave me a comment with your menu plan below.

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

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5 thoughts on “Easy Summer Dinner Ideas”

  1. Hi, Shelly! Your menu looks good. 🙂 The grilled pork chops sound particularly good.

    Grilling is easy for me, too, but mostly because I don’t have do it. LOL My husband is always the one to prepare the grill and cook whatever we’re eating on it.

    I hope you and your family have a great week!

  2. I’m glad to hear that your weather has cooled down a bit after that really hot spell.

    It’s supposed to be hot today in our area, so I’m using the crock pot for dinner tonight, making some Cajun cream chicken and a nice green salad.

    Have a great week!

  3. School started for us this week so I tried to keep it really simple with basic things we all like such as tacos. It’s strange but I think we tend to use our grill more in the fall after the weather has cooled off a bit. Hope you are in the middle of a wonderful week!

    1. We have a few weeks before school starts here but it’s coming. Grilling in the fall I think is the best. It’s cooler and makes for an easy dinner. I hope you have a great rest of the week, Jean.

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