Tuesday, June 18, 2019

25 summer meals!




Hello Summer!!!   I am so excited that this is the last week of school and next week is our official start to summer.  This year I have decided to scale back my meal plan for the summer after listening to a great podcast by the Lazy Genius on her Summer dinner queue.    So here is my 25 summer recipes that I will be putting into rotation for the next 10 weeks along with a few side ideas that I have for you. 

1.  Hot dog wraps (or buns) and a side


2. Burgers and a side

3. BBQ legs (or thighs) and a side


Cook your veggies right on the grill

4. Steak skewers over rice



6. Sloppy Joes with a side


7. Sausages with a side 


8. Roast Chicken in the crock pot with potato salad

9. Chicken and bacon Cesar Salad
Lettuce, chicken, bacon, veggies and croutons. Sometimes we serve these in a wrap. 


10. Pulled pork
Cooked in the crock pot


12. Tenderloin ribs
The recipe I use for these are from Looney Spoons


Alternate pork chunks with pineapple chunks.  Grill and flip often brushing with teriyaki sauce every time and serve over rice. 

14. Campfire supper
Hot dog roast, Spider dogs and this yummy survival bread wrapped around the hot dogs is delicious



15. Tacos (salad and walking tacos)
A mixture of soft shelled, hard shell, salad and walking tacos

Taco salad

Walking Tacos


16. Pork Fajitias

17. Spaghetti and Salad
Sauce cooked in the slower cooker

18. Hodge Podge and sausages



19. Nachos
Going to try on the grill this year

20. Fish taco (fish and chips)

21. Ham and Cheese Slidders


22. Chicken Burgers and a side

23. Pulled BBQ chicken (crock pot)

24. Naan Pizza (grilled pizza)

25. STEAK! 



Delicious Sides


Grilled Pineapple



Cucumber, avocado, tomato and feta side salad. 


 Roasted Beats, sautéed swiss chard, smashed potatoes and roasted beats all make delicious sides.




This is such a tasty treat for summer eating but if you don't have any corn on the cob whip together this street corn salad using frozen corn. 




 A great side.  Cook up those potatoes in the morning when it is cooler then whip this together right before supper time. 




With a heavy duty cast iron pan this can be cooked right on your BBQ 






Broccoli Salad 



Spinach, strawberries, goat cheese and granola salad



For more summer time meal ideas check out my summer eating pinterest board! 


Tips and Trick for summer cooking


Freeze your meat in the marinated.   When I am doing up chicks on a stick I will chunk all the meat up and freeze it right in their marinated.


Use those Crock pots or insta-pots this summer.  No need to heat up your house when you have these kicking around.  You can do everything in the crock pot from roast chicken to baked potatoes




I will be doing the majority of my supper prep work in the mornings while its cooler outside and that way we can sit by the lake a little longer enjoying the hot sunny days.  This summer I am doing everything I can do to plug into my kids and this season. 















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