Menu Plan Monday, August 12th

Menu plan with recipe links

I’m trying to stick to my plan for one dinner salad a week this month and one breakfast dinner too. Eating breakfast for dinner makes for an easy and an inexpensive meal too. 

This week we are having pancakes for dinner. We love this recipe and it’s quick and easy to make too. 

For the salad this week, we’ll be having BLT salad for dinner. It’s a hearty dinner salad. And since we have lots of lettuce from the garden I don’t have to use lettuce from the store. We also have a few tomatoes ripening in the garden. We’ll have fresh tomatoes too. 

The only expensive item in this salad is the bacon. Bacon prices have shot up around here. Regular prices have been around $5-6 a pound, that’s expensive. But I’ve been finding bacon on sale for around $3 a pound so my freezer is stocked up for a bit. 

If  it’s hot where you live and you need some ideas for oven free meals, check out this list with more than 80 oven free recipes. I’m sure you’ll find something your family will like.

We love pizza at our house but it’s too hot to bake pizza so instead I make pizza pockets. This week we are having the skillet pizza pockets again.

My family loves them and I love how easy they are to make and I don’t have to use the oven. We often make grilled pizza in the summer and it’s great too. 

Here’s what’s cooking at our house this week,


Beef and Bean Enchiladas from the slow cooker, Frugal Family Home

Beef and Bean Enchiladas, Salad, Chips and Salsa

Pan Fried Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, and Fruit

BLT Salad and Fruit

Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage

Herb Rubbed Steak on Salad, Garlic Bread and Fruit

Chicken Marsala over Noodles, Salad and Fruit

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


Leftover most days

Sandwiches, Chips, and Fruit

Hot dogs, Chips and Fruit


A freezer friendly breakfast sandwich recipe | Frugal Family Home

Toast, Eggs, and Oatmeal

Breakfast Sandwiches and Fruit

French Toast, Eggs, and Sausage

What’s on your menu this week?

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 “Menu Plan Monday, August 12th”

  1. Your menu looks yummy as always! I may have to try the salad for dinner soon, although I’m not sure my kids would like it (but they may have to make do with something else, as my husband and I would love a big salad for dinner!).

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