Sunday, July 29, 2012

Menu plan July 30-August 3

Monday: Hawaiian Grilled Chicken

Photo and Recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Tueaday: Southwestern Chicken Pizza

Photo and recipe from Cookin' Canuck

Wedneday: Easy Chicken Lo Mein

Photo and recipe from Iowa Girl Eats

Thursday: Smoky Corn Chowder

Photo and recipe from Bev Cooks

Friday: Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Photo and recipe from Iowa Girl Eats

Monday, July 16, 2012

Menu July16- July 20

Meal plans are so hard in the summer! I keep trying to stick to the meals I want to make but it just doesn't happen. That doesn't mean I am going to stop meal planning though. Meal planning forces me to have food in the house for meals no matter when we actually eat them. You can pretty much guarantee that I will not be making these exact meals on these exact days. But I do have all the ingredients ready to go for whenever I need them. It forces us to eat healthy and stay home for dinner and lunch when possible, while still having fun!

The first two recipes I am posting this week are recipes I recently tried for the first time. They are perfect summer party recipes and they were a hit!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

This recipe calls for a lot of hot sauce! I made mine a bit spicy, so I suggest adding a small amount and then increasing the amount as needed. Also if you don't love the taste of blue cheese you could use ranch dressing instead!

Photo and recipe from Life on Leroy

Funfetti Dip

Photo and recipe from Adventures in Food

Monday: Shrimp and Quinoa

Photo and recipe from Iowa Girl Eats

Tuesday: Grilled Chicken with Tomato Cream Sauce

Recipe from Plain Chicken

Wednesday: Stuffed Sweet Potato

Recipe and photo from Happy Healthy Life

Thursday: Zucchini Fritters

Recipe and photo from Cook Your Dream

Friday: Easy Kung Poa Chicken

Recipe and photo from Lovely Little Snippets

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Menu Plan July 9-13

HOT, HOT, HOT! I love this hot weather! Now don't get me wrong, I also love the A/C at night so I can sleep, but during the day, I love this heat. Here in Buffalo we only get a tiny amount of really nice weather, so I choose to live it up rather than hide in A/C all day! 
When it comes to cooking in the hot weather though, it can seem like a tiresome and sticky task.
So I try to make simple meals that can give leftovers and extras for lunch and other meals. I also try not to use the oven, obviously, and try to grill whenever possible.
I have been really wanting to try a grilled pizza, so I included that in this week's menu. I will let you know how mine turns out!

Monday: Gilled Pizza

Photo and recipe from Chin Deep

Tuesday: Key West Gilled Chicken

I would also like to try this cauliflower rice!!

Photo and recipe from Iowa Girl Eats

Wednesday: Shrimp Fajitas

Photo and recipe from Skinny Taste

Thursday: Avocado Chicken Salad

Recipe and photo from Framed Cooks

Friday: Turkey Ranch Club Wrap

Recipe and photo from Skinny Mom's Kitchen