Here we are, the final week of August, finishing up the family meal plan at Julieverse. I’m so curious to know which are your favorite meals? What did your family love? What did they hate? What surprised you? Next week begins September (I know! I can’t believe it either!) Keep an eye out for the September meal plan which will be shared some over the holiday weekend.
In the meantime, it’s birthday week here. Both boys turn the calendar this week, to ten and eight! Nope, no one around here can believe it either. So, as happens every year, as I attempt to get back on the back to school schedule, we’re out celebrating their favorite things, as well as getting our last tastes of summer freedom. This is always such a busy week!
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So, here you go! 5 weeks of summer dinners for August
Menu Plan July Week 5/August Week 1
Monday: Brown Sugar BBQ marinated chicken with grilled vegetables
Tuesday: Creamy Shrimp Rolls with Sweet Potato Chips
Wednesday: BBQ Meatloaf and fresh garden salad
Thursday: BBQ Grilled Ribs with grilled garden veggies
Weekend: Smokey Sweet Potato Burgers with garlic cream and avocado, chips & homemade salsa; Quick Chickpea & Summer Vegetable Stew
*There’s a lot of BBQ on this week’s menu–I recommend making a big batch of sauce that your family loves — pick one of these, make it Monday, and substitute the recipe through the week to save time and money.
Menu Plan August Week 2
Monday: Chicken fajitas, Mexican rice and re-fried beans
Tuesday: Radish Gazpacho Soup
Wednesday: Creamy Orzo with Sausage, tomatos and zuchinni
Thursday: Peas & Ham Pasta Salad
Weekend: Lawry’s Cedar Plank Salmon with Pineapple Salsa and Grilled Vegetables; Grilled Steak Dinner with Grilled Romaine Salad
Menu Plan August Week 3
Monday: Grilled Chicken Pitas, grilled corn on the cob, side garden salad
Tuesday: Stacked Vegetable Enchiladas
Wednesday: Grilled Fish Tacos with Peach Salsa and Mexican Rice
Thursday: Greekburgers with a Greek Salad
Weekend: Nectarine & Blue Cheese Salad (might even shred some left over chicken or fish into this one… or cook up a piece of chicken to shred in it); Hot Dog Party–going to let the family pre-suggest some toppings from the many found on this page and go-to-town creating hot dog topped recipes.
Menu Plan August Week 4
Monday: Grilled Lemon Chicken, Grilled Asparagus
Tuesday: Spicy Fish Taco Bowls (salad) (you can make this ahead of time and serve it cold)
Thursday: Basil Pesto Pasta with Zucchini and Mint
Weekend: Grilled Pork Chops with Sesame Slaw; Zesty Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf with side garden salad and Simple Potato Salad
Menu Plan August Week 5
Monday: Chicken Salad Stuffed Tomatoes (grill or bake the chicken ahead of time, or buy a Rotisserie chicken at the grocery store)
Tuesday: Easy Shrimp Linguine
Wednesday: Chipotle Bean Burritos with rice
Thursday: Rigantoni with Grilled Peppers and Onions
Weekend: MYO BBQ Pizza; Labor Day Burgers Party (Burgers, Orzo, Vegetables and more!)
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