How fun! I asked several of my favorite bloggers to share their favorite recipes and dinners for their families. I thought I’d have about 2 weeks worth, but, wow! I have enough meals planned to carry me through five weeks… Here you are, bloggers’ favorite meals meal plans.
Monday: Salmon salad using leftover salmon burgers, crumbled into a salad of greens, cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes
Tuesday:Gnocci with Chicken and Sun Dried Tomatoes
Wednesday: BBQ Meatloaf from Kimberly at Mom in the City
Weekend: Andrea’s Texican Chicken Pile-Up. Andrea, from Lil Kid Things, says that her family likes to eat in piles. Sounds good to me. She created this recipe and I can’t wait to try it.
Week of June 27
Monday: Puerto Rican Carne Guisada. Modern Mami, Melanie, shared one of her favorite meals from her youth, with lots of instructions to explain. I’ve never made a Puerto Rican meal before. I’ll admit that I’m a little nervous that I’ll even find all the ingredients up here in western Philadelphia, but stretching my kids’ palattes is on the list of things I love to do at dinner. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to introduce the family to Puerto Rico culture.
Tuesday: Robin from Simple Green Organic Happy shared that her kids really like the BBQ Sausage & Cabbage Hot Pockets. She mentioned that it is good for quick reheating to-go–which will be perfect for leftovers. making extra!
Wednesday: Grilled Chicken Pitas from The Dish from Trish was recommended by Philly blogger Crissie who writes at Piccadilly Arts. This recipe sounds easy and good, so I’m trying it out. (Note: I can’t link directly to the recipe, so the link takes you to the general recipe webpage. Grilled Chicken Pitas is on the list.)
Holiday weekend: Angela from Blissfully Domestic recommended an entire meal that sounds perfect for a holiday dinner: BBQ Grilled Ribs with Spaghetti Squash Primavera and handmade ice cream for dessert
Week of July 4 (As July 4 is part of the holiday weekend, I’ll start on Tuesday, July 5)
Tuesday: Alissa from Fun Finds for Families recommends cheap and easy slow cooked BBQ Chicken which has several of my favorite words in it, especially on a busy Tuesday
Wednesday: Alissa also suggested cheap and easy-peasy Split Pea with Ham Soup. I’ll be interested to see which of the kids likes this one.
Thursday: Debi from Who Says 8 is Enough? suggested Lise’s Ham and Cheese Bake. She usually makes this with leftover ham, so it’s perfect the day after having Split Pea with Ham Soup
Weekend: Katja Presnal’s Greekburgers, looking forward to trying a different style burger than what’s usually on my menu with a Greek salad
Monday: Another from Stephanie, this is carrot soup, which she recommends making with fresh vegetables. I’m not sure about soup in the summer, so I may shuffle this one around and make a cold soup instead, like cucumber or gazpacho (which is one of my favorites.)
Tuesday: Heather shared this recipe for Root Beer Pulled Pork, which sounds fun. I’d love to serve it with her zucchini side dish.
Thursday: Heather also shared a Lemon Chicken Marinade. I imagine that would go well with Grilled Potato Salad or Greek Tzatziki Dip (with dippers, of course.)
Weekend: Considering I went 6 weeks without planning a burgers and veggies on the grill, I think it’s about time to have one of my favorites!
Stephanie also recommends a Chicken Satay recipe, but since I have a peanut allergy, I can’t make this one. Substitute it in for a different chicken recipe if it speaks to you!
Also, I never make desserts, but this 5 3s dessert, from Barbara, sounds super easy and summery. I’m going to have to try it out sometime soon.
Can’t wait to see what everyone else’s favorites are. Looking forward to trying out some new ones myself! Thanks to all of the bloggers who shared their favorite meals.
But I’m not finished! I know there are tens of thousands of bloggers and readers who have favorite recipes to submit. Here’s your chance to share! Complete this easy form and submit your favorite summer family recipe. Then keep watch in August when I share more of bloggers’ favorites, a special summer edition.
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