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Menu Plan Monday: The Days are Getting Hotter!

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My menu plan this week is going to focus on recipes that use the oven.  Our days are getting hotter and our power bill is getting higher down here in Southern Alabama.  The best way to combat the heat of Summer is to NOT use the oven!

In addition to making meals that don’t heat the house, I am including a few resources for delicious cold desserts to have this week.

menu plans 29 . plus cool desserts

Week Twenty Nine 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 – Egg White Crustless Quiche from The Gardening Cook with buttered toast

Tuesday – Ham, Egg, & Cheese Avocado Toast from The Latina Homemaker

Wednesday –  Oatmeal with Fruit

Thursday –  Sausage & Egg Breakfast Taquitos from It is a Keeper with Cubed Cantaloupe* (Use leftover from previous week).

Friday – Muesli Blueberry Muffins from A Simple Pantry with White or Chocolate Milk

Saturday – Eggs, Bacon, and Toast

Sunday – Make Your own Granola at Frugal Family Home and serve in milk.


Monday – Egg Salad Sandwiches, Pickle Spear, Grape Tomatoes

Tuesday – Turkey, Avocado, Feta & Tomato Grilled Sandwiches or Paninis

Wednesday – This  One Skillet Thai Peanut Chicken Zoodle Bowl from Almost Super Mom will make an amazingly tasty lunch.

Thursday – Sicilian Style Subs are simple but full of zesty flavor. Start by cooking some Italian Sausage links, let cook, and slice, then layer on a hoagie bun, salami, pepperoni, capicola (or ham slices) along with sausage slices, and provolone cheese, place in the oven to melt the cheese. Then, top with onion slices, green peppers, tomato, and lettuce, mayonnaise & Italian dressing  with Potato Chips and Pickle Slices.

Friday – Beef & Bean Burritoes with Frito Chips

Saturday – Chilled Avocado Soup from Weelicious with Toasted French Baguette

Sunday – Cold Pasta Salad with Corn on the cob

Week Twenty Nine_ Menu Plan Printables


Monday –Loaded Chicken Breasts Recipe served with Rice and Broccoli

Tuesday – Spaghetti Carbonara over at It is a Keeper

Wednesday – Grilled Chicken, Avocado, and Strawberry Salad with Feta by More than Pancakes is a perfectly light summer dinner that packs flavor and healthy goodness.

Thursday – Tacos in a Bag (also known as Walking Tacos) make it easy to feed the family dinner on the go. Start a slow cooker in the morning with 1 lb. ground beef, plus your favorite taco seasoning packet. Stock up on individual bags of Fritos or Doritos chips. Shred some lettuce, and chop some tomatoes. Before heading out the door for that baseball or soccer game, have each person throw their favorite taco ingredients into a chips bag, and grab a bottle of water. Then head out the door and have everyone eat in the car on the way. (Well except the driver, maybe they can eat before leaving, lol.)

Friday – Asian Chicken Thighs with Vegetables from My Life Cookbook

Saturday – Make your own Homemade Pizza with this recipe from Faith Filled Food for Moms

Sunday – Summer Vegetable One Pot Pasta at A Simple Pantry

Resources for Cold Desserts:

Trifle Dessert Recipes

Over 30 Icebox Cake Recipes

Four Layer Delight

Week Twenty Nine 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!

Looking for more weekly meal plans?  You can find plenty of recipes as well as a free menu planning sheet on my kid friendly recipes page!

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Xperia Sol

Wednesday 18th of July 2018

thanks for sharing this post ... effective menu planning for summer..its save money and time. i loved this post . so many great ideas and resources. this helped me out. thanks again for sharing this