Tag: Meal Prepping

Grandma’s Tomato Sauce

Grandma’s Tomato Sauce

This recipe for Grandma’s Tomato Sauce has become a household staple. Unfortunately, I can not take credit for the original recipe but I can take credit for the love and creativity that I put into…

Healthy Meal Prep Tip! Don’t buy the wrong dressing…Make It!

Healthy Meal Prep Tip! Don’t buy the wrong dressing…Make It!

One of the biggest mistakes people make is trying to make a fabulous salad and then COVERING it in the wrong dressing or too much dressing. Remember that Saturday ABC morning 1970’s cartoon…

Easy Summer Weekly Meal Plan June 16-22, 2013

Easy Summer Weekly Meal Plan June 16-22, 2013


We were kind of lazy yesterday, relaxing, keeping cool, resting up for the week to come. I now find it a little easier to sleep in a little longer these days but not much. It was nice to stay home and not have to worry about going anywhere. I did make a favorite for dinner, Jalapeno Tequila Lime Chili. It was quick, easy and very flavorful.

So now I’m wide awake, second cup of coffee in hand and working on the game plan for this week’s meal plan. I’m not going to go overboard on the meal plan for the week. After all, it’s summer vacation. So let’s keep it simple and have a easy summer weekly meal plan.

Summer breakfast and lunches will continue as normal, keeping to the basic rotation. It’s working, so why change it?


Beverages (throughout the day):

No more than 2 cups of Black coffee (optional with 2 Tablespoons homemade creamer), unsweetened tea, juice and of course lots of  ice water.

Summer Breakfast Options:

Sunday: Breakfast Sandwiches

Monday: French Toast Sticks -will prepare extra portions for freezer for next week

Tuesday: Two eggs on an English Muffin

Wednesday: Whole Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes

Thursday:  Spinach, Feta and Tomato Breakfast Wraps

Friday: Bacon and Cheddar Breakfast Sandwiches

Saturday:  Sweet Potato Waffles

Summer Lunch Options:

Sunday:  Leftovers

Monday: Bean and Cheese Burritos

Tuesday:  Greek Chick Wraps  skipped and had an early dinner-we went grocery shopping at Winco.

Wednesday:  Salad with shredded chicken, cucumber, tomato, onion

Thursday:  Freezer PB&J’s

Friday:  Chicken Ranch Wraps

Saturday:  Ham & Swiss Stromboli, Small Spinach Salad

Dinner (recipes will post throughout the week, given time to cook and photograph :) )

Note: an asterisk* means it’s from the freezer

Sunday:  Sunday Supper~Jalapeno Tequila Lime Chili

Monday: Meat Loaf Cups, Baked Mac and Cheese~Frugal and Easy!

Tuesday:  Basic Chicken Salad  Chicken Salad Sandwich Wraps

Wednesday: Pasta with Artichoke, Spinach and Feta Sauce – simple recipe to make; it’s affordable and a dollar stretching meal!

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Family Favorites Night~ Homemade Pizzas-Taco Pizzas (Our daughter is making dinner tonight)

Saturday:  Rigatoni and Turkey Meatballs (Our son is making dinner tonight)

Dessert of the Week:

Frozen Yogurt Milkshakes

Make Ahead and Meal Action Plan:

  • Pizza dough will be made Wednesday night.
  • Make more bread for French Toast sticks for freezer for next week.
  • Breakfast sandwiches will be made tonight or tomorrow
  • Will make taco meat, meatballs,  basic shredded chicken tomorrow
  • Soak beans for refried beans tonight

For more great family recipes, be sure to visit my new recipe box page.

What’s cooking at your house this week?