I sat down last week and planned out the menus for the rest of the year.
Now, don’t get excited. I haven’t completely lost my mind. I simply saw my Chick-Fil-A calendar sitting on the table, pretty much blank, and felt the need to fill it (or, at least, August-December) with meal plans.
Now, do I honestly believe that all of these items for the remaining four months of the year will be made (and eaten) as planned? Uh, no.
But a girl has to have a plan as the school year gets ready to gear up. I can always fall back to the plan in the event things get crazy and my mind is fried as far as Meal Plan Monday is concerned.
The goal for August? To heat up the oven as little as possible.
Here we go:
1: Korean “Beef” Over Rice from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
2: Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole from Country Cook
3: Perfect Mini Meatloaf from Artsy Fartsy Mama
4: Mexican Pizzas from Life in the Lofthouse
5: French Toast Kabobs, fruit, breakfast meat from A Beautiful Mess
7: mini pizzas
8: Crock Pot Cashew Chicken from Favorite Family Recipes
9: Pork Loin Roast with potatoes, onions, and carrots
10: Chicken Parmesan Baked Pasta from Gunny Sack
11: Ranch Chicken Enchiladas from Life in the Lofthouse (Hopefully, this time I will get a good picture!)
12: Marinated Root Beer Grilled Chicken from Six Sisters’ Stuff
14: Crock Pot Pizza Potatoes from Kayotic Kitchen
15: Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup from A Spicy Perspective
16: Crock Pot Simple Chicken Spaghetti from Crock Pot Gourmet
17: pulled pork (from freezer) sandwiches, cole slaw, chips
19: breakfast for dinner (pancakes)
20: go to Chick-Fil-A (for the Chick-Fil-A deal) and lemonade for National Lemonade Day
21: mini pizzas
22: Fuji Chicken from Mandy’s Recipe Box
23: Crock Pot Bacon Garlic Chicken from Crock Pot Ladies
24: Mexican Lasagna (try to make it as a slow cooker dish) from Artsy Fartsy Mama
25: carnitas bowls using carnitas from the freezer
26: English Breakfast Burgers from Foodtastic Mom
28: Pizza Waffles from Life in the Lofthouse (plug the waffle iron in outside)
29: Waffle Iron BBQ Chicken Sandwich from Buns in My Oven (plug the waffle iron in outside)
30: Crock Pot BBQ’d Chicken and Cornbread Casserole from A Year of Slow Cooking
31: Olive Garden Copycat Chicken Vino Bianco from The Slow Roasted Italian
I also plan to make two dessert dishes for inclusion in Muffin’s lunches.
On the weekend of August 22, I plan to make Churro Chex Mix from Six Sisters’ Stuff. On the weekend of August 29, I plan to make Star Crunches from Crock Pot Recipe Exchange.
What are your favorite keep-the-kitchen-cool meals?