5 Weeks of Summer Dinners: A menu plan for August

I’m tempted to start calling August “Auggie” now, because of my love for Wonder. Of course, Topanga and Cory’s little guy is named Auggie, too, in Girl Meets World (did you know the actor who plays Auggie is named August!?) But I digress. August doesn’t just make me think of favorite media, but it makes me think of hot, hot days and lots and lots of barbecue. So there’s a definite trend toward BBQ on the menu this month, especially this week. In fact, in addition to getting the ingredients to make  my own barbecue sauce, I bought 4 bottles from the store this week because I’ve learned BBQ sauce is something we always need to have on hand.

Enjoy lots of yum this month!

August Meal Plan -- 5 weeks of meals for your family that are easy, fun and (mostly) healthy. Lots of BBQ for this summer! YUM!

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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: Gazpacho Soup
Wednesday: Creamy Orzo with Sausage, baked tomatoes and zucchini
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: Mini Greek Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Sauce 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)
Wednesday: Toastachos
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

(The way the calendar lays out in 2015, this is really a September week and, for us, school starts! So I definitely like the word easy in some of these recipes. And, without a doubt, I’ll buy the Rotisserie chicken at the grocery store.)

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!)

mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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