Here's your free weekly meal plan for May 28 through June 3! This week we look toward summer with ideas for grilling as well as some Memorial Day favorites!
Don't forget to check out the time saving tips to get the most out of these meal plans!
🫑 What's in Season?
A better question might be, "what isn't in season?"
Everything is ripening and coming into the Farmers' Markets now. It's fresh, in season, and at it's best. Make the most of these fresh flavors.
- Bell pepper
- Berries (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries)
- Green beans & Wax beans
- Zucchini and yellow squash
💭 Tips for success
- Use frozen meatballs to get a head start on the honey garlic meatballs.
- Double the recipe for the Honey Garlic Meatballs and freeze half. You'll have an easy dinner when you need it.
- Make extra fried potatoes to serve with breakfast later in the week.
- Leftover grilled chicken and bourbon peaches are delicious when added to a salad. Or use the leftover chicken chopped up in the Frito chicken casserole.
- Lemon icebox pie freezes like a dream so make a couple and enjoy them all summer long.
- Freeze leftover biscuits and use them for the base to strawberry shortcake later on.
- If you don't want to make the stars for the fruit salad out of peaches you can use a tiny star cutter and make stars out of bananas like I did with the plain cheesecake.
🍹This week's cocktail
This sparkly Electric lemonade cocktail is a refreshing light blue color that's perfect for summer.
Honey Garlic Meatballs
These honey garlic meatballs are done in less than 30 minutes. Save even more time by using purchased meatballs!
Crispy Fried Potatoes
Nothing tastes better to me than these easy fried potatoes! Add some onion and bell pepper to give them even more flavor.
Oh Henry Bars
These old fashioned Oh Henry Bars are a cinch to make! Creamy chocolate and peanut butter fudge tops a crispy oatmeal and brown sugar layer.
Grilled Chicken and Bourbon Peaches
This is one of my favorite recipes for the grill! Grilled Chicken Breast is tender & juicy but when you add those bourbon peaches the whole dish becomes amazing.
Frito Corn Salad
Who's going to turn down a salad made with Fritos corn chips? This Frito corn salad is colorful and has lots of Tex-Mex flavor. It's perfect for potlucks because it feeds a crowd or people.
Plain Cheesecake with Fruit
This is my go to basic cheesecake recipe. It always comes out smooth and creamy with no cracks in the top!
Frito Chicken Casserole
Chicken, beans, cheese, and Fritos make this Frito Chicken Casserole a family favorite. You can assemble this ahead of time, too!
Lemon Ice Box Pie
This easy no bake Lemon Icebox pie has just 3 ingredients! It's so rich and creamy, plus you can make it ahead of time and freeze it! Serve it thawed or frozen - it's always a big hit!
I love this easy summer fruit salad because not only is it delicious with the honey lime dressing but it's also pretty and festive for all the summer holidays, picnics, potlucks, and church suppers!
Fresh Strawberry Pie
You've got to have pie on Memorial Day and my pick is this fresh strawberry pie with Jello like the one they used to serve at Shoneys! It really lets the berry flavor shine through.
Crockpot Beef & Noodles
Sometimes I just need comfort food no matter what season it is! I love this slow cooker beef and noodles recipe because it's so simple but SO delicious.
Broccoli Casserole with Ritz
Broccoli casserole is a favorite with even my die hard broccoli haters. It's baked with a creamy, cheesy sauce and a crisp Ritz cracker topping.
Circus Animal Ice Cream
I've always loved those frosted circus animal cookies and they're even better in this circus animal ice cream. It's fun, it's pink, and it's ice cream - you can't ask for much more than that.
Million Dollar Spaghetti
Sort of like a lasagna, sort of like spaghetti - Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole is cheesy, creamy goodness in a baking dish!
There's nothing like homemade garlic knot rolls! They're not hard to make and they are just so yummy!
Sweet Corn Pound Cake
I know it sounds weird but this sweet corn pound cake is flavored with fresh corn and it has such a delicate flavor!
Dr Pepper Sticky Chicken
You can bake, slow cook, or grill this Dr Pepper Sticky Chicken - it's always delicious!
Cheesy Grilled Potato Packets
These grilled potatoes in foil is fun to make on the grill or in the oven. I like to let the kids make their own veggie combinations before sealing up the packets and cooking them.
Imagine the chewiest, gooey-est brownie with a swirl of salty peanut butter and m&ms in every bite. Now go make these m&m Brownies!
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I use my slow cooker all year. It saves time and it really helps to keep the kitchen cool in the summer. This is the one I buy my kids when they leave home. It's been used in military bases all over the world as my kids traveled from one duty station to the next and has moved with them time and time again.