Good Monday morning, Pinteresting Blogosphere! If there is one thing I learned in all of the advance meal prep coming to fruition for my in-laws’ visit, it is this: when premaking dishes in advance for recooking in the summer, make them ones that can 1) go in the slow cooker, 2) be grilled, or 3) go in the microwave. As wonderful as knowing that the main dish for dinner was ready each night (other than baking/warming), the kitchen really got overheated each evening.
It. Is. Hot. Here.
So I returned to the idea of the Please Don’t Heat Up the Kitchen New Recipe Challenge for inspiration. If it can’t go in the slow cooker, in the microwave, or on the grill? I didn’t want it.
With that in mind, this is what I decided:
Saturday: chicken salad sandwiches (chicken poached in the slow cooker), Rainier cherries (yay! Aldi sale for $2.49/lb.)
Sunday: big salad and crackers
Monday: grilled ribs, slaw, beans
Tuesday: Crockpot Fajitas from Cooking Classy, Jumbo Pico Salad
Wednesday: leftovers or hot dogs (because Josh is off Thursday)
Thursday: grilled chicken thighs (thinking a variation of this recipe), rice, beans
Friday: pizza from Johnny’s pizza
Saturday: grilled hamburger and chips
Sunday: grilled pork chops (from pork loin), microwave rice, broccoli
What is on your meal plan for this week?