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Warm Weather Meal Plan

Happy Monday to You. Has warmer weather started where you live? We’ve had a few warmer days here and there but I know the warmer weather will be here to stay soon.

Menu plan with recipe links

We just finished our official homeschool year and now we are transitioning to a more relaxed schedule. We’ll still work on school subjects over the summer, but not as many each day and not as long. I try to find fun ways to sneak in education without my kids knowing.

Along with our school year ending and the permanent warm weather right around the corner, I’m adding more oven-free meals each week to our meal plan.

I try to turn off the oven and keep it off all summer long. When I need to bake, I’ll use our wood fired grill instead of the oven. But most of the time I try to grill or cook on the stove top during the warmer months.

When I don’t run the oven, our air conditioner doesn’t have to run as much making it less expensive to keep our home cool on those hot summer days.

I’m hoping to have a cool day to bake a loaf of french bread this week, but if too warm I’ll bake it in the barbecue.

We will also be having a lot of salad this week. See how to prep ahead salad for the whole week and keep it from getting wilted and soggy.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here are our Meals for this Week,

Dinners

This is the best and easiest homemade pasta sauce I’ve ever made. It’s so simple but tastes so delicious too. It only takes about 20 minutes to make too. Great for a quick and easy dinner any night of the week. If you can open a few cans and slice garlic you can make this delicious sauce in just minutes for a quick and easy dinner. Add in cooked ground beef or cooked sausage to beef it up.

Garlic Pasta Sauce over Pasta with Meatballs, French Bread, and Salad

Hamburgers, Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, Fruit and Vegetables Sticks

Grilled Italian Chicken (from the freezer) on top of Salad with Homemade Croutons

Salmon Patties over Salad with Fruit and Homemade Tartar Sauce

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas, Refried Beans, and Spanish Rice

Grilled or Oven Baked Pizza, and Salad

Grilled World’s Best Chicken (from the freezer), Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Lunches

Leftovers most days

Burritos (from the freezer) with Salad

Out to Lunch

Breakfast

I don’t think you can ever have too many breakfast recipes. This chocolate chip scone recipe is one of our favorites. These chocolate chip sones have no heavy cream, in fact they are dairy free scones. Another plus is you can make them in the skillet, so you don’t have to heat up the house on warmer days to bake them.

Toast with Eggs

Chocolate Chip Scones (baked in the skillet), Eggs, and Sausage

Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, and Toast

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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.


Find more menu plan ideas at Org Junkie too.

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1 thought on “Warm Weather Meal Plan”

  1. Your menu looks delicious! We haven’t had salmon patties in a while…this reminds me that I need to make them sometime soon.

    We have a really busy week up ahead, so I planned a good deal of crock pot or skillet meals to be able to get dinner made quickly.

    Hope you have a good week!

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