Summer Dinners Menu Plan

Menu planning in summer is fun- there is so much great produce available, it's easy to grill, and we tend to linger more at meals.This menu plan includes some of my favorite summer dinners- they are fresh, simple, somewhat light, and quick. We eat a lot of chicken around here, but if your family is not so crazy for chicken it would be easy to substitute other meats in some of these recipes, or go vegetarian for a couple. You'll notice there's not a lot of links because they are easy dinners you don't even need to open a recipe book or Pinterest to know how to cook- now that sounds like lazy summer to me :)

Tuesday- Steak with Bell Peppers and Fresh Bread
Thursday- Grilled Chicken with Corn on the Cob and Loaded Baked Potatoes
Friday- Carne Asada Tacos with Black Beans and Guacamole
Saturday- Grilled Chicken with Broccoli and Hummus
Sunday- Taco Salad

I would especially recommend the Barbecue Chicken Flatbread from skinnymom.com, it is really easy, and SO yummy. My husband requests it frequently. The corn and black beans are complemented perfectly by a tangy barbecue sauce, our favorite is Sweet Baby Ray's.

What are your favorite dinners to eat this time of year? I hope you are staying cool! It has been over 100 degrees in Hermiston all week so we're mostly hiding out inside for now.

Take care!

I'm linking up with these lovely blogs:

the Weekend Potluck at thecountrycook.net
Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com
Making your Home Sing at http://momstheword--livingforhim.blogspot.com/
Mix it Up Monday at flourmewithlove.com/
Titus 2sday at timewarpwife.com
The (Not Just) Homemaking Party at hopeineveryseason.com
Wifey Wednesday at tolovehonorandvacuum.com
From House to Home at ichoosejoy.org
Motivation Monday at www.alifeinbalance.net
Thursday Favorite Things at katherinescorner.com


  1. That BBQ Flatbread does sound great! I am definitely looking for some new ideas!

    1. Oh my goodness it's amazing. Thanks for stopping by Sandra!

  2. You have so many great ideas, here! Thanks for linking up!

  3. Sounds like a perfect summer menu! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things!


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