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Menu Plan Monday: Hot Summer Days

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We are having record breaking temperatures already this summer with the temperature over 100 most days!  Yet, yesterday we had a storm so bad that we had approximately 1 inch hail balls.  Go figure!  Anyway, it is so hot around here that I certainly don’t feel like standing over a hot stove, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. LOL!  This week’s menu is all about trying to keep my kitchen at it’s coolest by not having that stove on for too long and in some cases not at all!

In addition to this Menu Plan Monday: Hot Summer Days menu that can help you keep your kitchen cool, I have included some awesome summer time resources for you and the kids.

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Week Twenty Seven Menu Plan:

Scroll to the bottom to print out these plans and the shopping list or, if you don’t want to wait, you can get 5 weeks of menu plans and shopping lists here.


Monday – Breakfast Burrito from Everyday Southwest with Fruit

Tuesday – Pancakes & Creamy Strawberry Smoothie

Wednesday – Yogurt, Granola with Blueberries & Strawberries

Thursday – Sausage Egg Scramble from You Brew My Tea

Friday –  Oatmeal Granola Breakfast Muffins & Fruit

Saturday – French Toast with Sausage Links

Sunday – Breakfast Casserole


Monday – Fish sticks, Carrot & Celery Sticks with Ranch Dip

Tuesday – Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwiches, with Gazpacho from Caroline’s Cooking or a Chilled Tomato Soup (or hot if it’s a rainy day).

Wednesday – Hotdogs, Fruit Salad, Pickle Spears

Thursday – Sliced Grilled Chicken, Grapes & Walnuts, Sliced Bell Peppers

Friday – French Bread Pizza

Saturday – Backyard BBQ Slaw Hamburgers, corn on the cob, sliced watermelon

Sunday – Crystal’s Crockpot BBQ Brisket with Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts from The Year of Living Audaciously and Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Week Twenty Seven_ Menu Plan Printables


Monday – Crockpot Mexican Chicken with Rice from Mess for Less and Green Beans

Tuesday – Chicken Strips with White BBQ Sauce from Pocket Change Gourmet and Oven Fries

Wednesday – Kansas City Style Baby Back Ribs, with Cheddar Corn Casserole from Mommy Jenna and Creamy and Easy Apple Crisp Pie for Dessert

Thursday – Chicken Enchiladas  from Dear Creatives with Garden Salad

Friday – Cheeseburger Casserole from Thrifty Frugal Mom with Green Peas and Sliced Tomatoes

Saturday – Instant Pot Cheese Steaks from Wondermom Wannabe

Sunday – Steaks on the Grill with Baked Beans & Cole Slaw

More Hot Summer Days Resources:

You and the kids can enjoy one of these refreshing, alcohol-free, mocktails for kids to help you cool down this Summer.

When it gets too hot for the kids to be outside without you worrying about heat stroke (if you think this is sarcasm, you have never lived in Southern Alabama), break out some of these fun Indoor Activities for Kids.

Make sure everyone knows how to practice pool safety before setting anyone loose at the pool.

Take a road trip this summer and let your boys veg on Netflix!

Week Twenty Seven Menu Plan Recipes and Shopping List

Get your free printable menu plan and shopping list by clicking the image above.

My Favorite Easy to Follow Meal Plan Resources:

The following affiliate links are things that I love!  I get so tired of planning, but having interesting, educational, and down-right fun goodies makes this chore so much easier to swallow. ?

How to Meal Plan

Menu Wipe Off Board

My Favorite Pens

Perfect for July! Includes printable menus and shopping lists for the next 5 weeks of the year (or any weeks of the year, honestly).

What do you do to be sure you are using a great variety of your recipes? Do you create a specific Easy to Follow Meal Plan?  Do you have a system of trying something new each week?  I would love to hear your menu planning details!

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