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Welcome to the start of a new week. If you haven’t made dinner plans for your family yet this week, I hope you can find a few dinner ideas in our meal plan below.

Menu plan with recipe links

This week I was a little lazy. I decided to plan our breakfast and our dinners but for lunches we are going to fly by the seat of our pants, or so to speak.

I didn’t make a plan for lunches because most days we will be eating leftovers. The days we don’t have leftovers to gobble up I’m planning on searching through our freezer to see what we need to eat up.

I know we have a few chicken strips left in one bag and a hot dog or two in the freezer. As well as a few hamburger buns and hot dog buns.

So who knows exactly what we’ll be eating for lunch but it will be an adventure and I can feel good we didn’t let any of those odds and ends go to waste.

We’ll be having traditional fare on the 4th of July with hamburgers, hot dogs, and salads as well as a brownie cups for dessert. I hope you and your family have a great 4th of July!

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here’s our Meals for this Week,


Quick and Easy Waffle Pizza, when it’s too hot to bake pizza we make pizza in the waffle iron. These pizza pockets turn out crisp and melty, just perfect for a quick and fun pizza dinner or lunch.

Waffle Pizza Pockets, Salad, and Fruit

Chicken Strips on Salad with Butter Dip Breadsticks

Garlic Pasta Sauce with Meatballs over Spaghetti Noodles, Salad, and Garlic Bread

BBQ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Garlic and Herb Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, and 4th of July Brownie Cups

Slow Cooker Ham and Scallop Potatoes with Salad


I love how easy these cinnamon twist scones are to make. They are as easy to mix up as biscuits, but turn out looking so fancy. Great for breakfast or brunch when company is coming over. They are also a frugal breakfast recipe costing only $.10 each. My family gobbles these up every time I made them.

Toast with Eggs

Cinnamon Twist Scones, Eggs and Sausage

Pancakes, Sausage, and Eggs

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 “Simple Summer Meal Plan”

  1. We also planned hamburgers on the grill for the 4th of July…unfortunately, it started raining after my husband started the charcoal burning, but we were still able to cook by pulling the grill under the overhang of the house.

    Hope you had a good holiday!

    1. Sorry to hear you had rain on the 4th. That seems to happen to us here often too but this year was a good weather year with sun and temperatures right around 80. Just about perfect.

      I hope you and your family had a great 4th too even with the rain.

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