Here's your free weekly meal plan for June 4 - 10th! This week we're embracing our inner grill-master, feeding our inner chocoholic, and basically making this whole kitchen thing look easy.
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
It's hard to believe we are halfway through 2021 already! This week we celebrate National Iced Tea Day, Cheese Day, Gingerbread Day, Chocolate Ice Cream Day, and Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day!
Here are some tips to help you get the most out of this week's meal plan.
- The round roast leftovers make delicious sandwiches all week long.
- On Friday make extra cornbread for the cornbread salad later in the week. The cornbread salad works fine with slightly stale cornbread!
- Make the tortellini salad and cornbread salad on the weekend if you have the refrigerator space.. They'll be fine in the fridge until you're ready to serve.
- Leftover deviled chicken? Slice it up and serve it on buttermilk biscuits for breakfast!
- Leftover gingerbread? Put sliced peaches on a plate, spoon some vanilla yogurt over and sprinkle with the crumbled gingerbread. It's a healthy breakfast or snack!
- Use the leftover grilled chicken for the grilled chicken Alfredo. It makes it super quick and easy!
🍹This week's cocktail
Bourbon Peach Tea
Celebrate National Iced Tea Day on June 10th with this refreshing, bourbon peach tea. It's southern style - sweet and strong!
Marinating this round roast in beer and brown sugar makes it extra flavorful. Leftovers make great sandwiches!
Beer Macaroni & Cheese
Beer macaroni and cheese is baked in an iron skillet so the sides get crispy and the center is cheesy and tender.
Blueberry White Chocolate Cookies
These blueberry white chocolate cookies use dried blueberries for a big burst of flavor in each bite.
Deviled Chicken is a vintage recipe that deserves a comeback! It's tasty AND easy!
Be sure to make extra buttermilk cornbread to use in the cornbread salad later in the week!
Peaches & Cream Cupcakes
Tender peach cupcakes filled with bourbon peaches and topped with a cream cheese buttercream are absolute heaven.
This bbq chicken is wrapped in bacon, brushed with bbq sauce and grilled to perfection. SO good. Make extra for another recipe.
Italian Tortellini Salad
Cheese filled tortellini, asparagus, kalamata olives, and red onions are marinated in zesty Italian dressing. We love this tortellini pasta salad!
Although I usually think of gingerbread as a fall dessert I love it all year long. Since today is National Gingerbread Day I thought it was a good excuse to have some!
Slow Cooker Swiss Steak
Slow cooker swiss steak is so easy! It's tender and full of yummy flavor.
I normally like mashed potatoes with swiss steak but this creamy potato salad really hits the spot!
Oreo Chocolate Ice Cream
When I created this Oreo chocolate ice cream Mint Oreos existed. If you can't find mint sandwich cookies it's just as good with plain Oreos.
Add this easy Red Robin Campfire Sauce copycat to your regular burgers and take them from..eh to OH!
Cornbread salad feeds a crowd so it's fabulous for potlucks. I love it for family meals, too. Very filling if you have big eaters. AND it's just so pretty!
Grilled Dessert Nachos
Quick and easy grilled dessert nachos are unique and delicious. I dare you to eat just one.
Grilled Chicken Alfredo
Remember that extra grilled chicken you made? Well it's SO good in this grilled chicken Alfredo recipe!
Light Dinner Rolls
So light they almost float away! These pillowy soft dinner rolls are easy, too!
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Rhubarb season is about over - enjoy the last of it if you can find it in this tangy sweet strawberry rhubarb pie.
Fried Chicken Po' Boys
Use chicken nuggets from the store to make this easy, New Orleans style Fried Chicken Po'Boy.
Creamy, sweet, crunchy, salty - this old fashioned pea salad has everything! Don't use canned peas, though. Frozen peas work the best.
Vanilla Bundt Cake
Serve it plain or with a scoop of ice cream! This easy vanilla bundt cake is great to have on hand for all kinds of celebrations!
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