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.
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 on 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,
Grilled or Oven Baked Pizza, and Salad
Leftovers most days
Burritos (from the freezer) with Salad
Out to Lunch
Toast with Eggs
Chocolate Chip Scones (baked in the skillet), Eggs, and Sausage
Eggs, Sausage, Hash Browns, and Toast
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.