I love sharing our weekly meal plans mostly because I archive them all here and can go back and reference them when I hit those inevitable meal planning ruts. I’ve been trying a couple new recipes lately and thought early summer would be a great time to share them so you can add any that look tasty to your line up!
I’m not sure if sharing my list is helpful, since it doesn’t include items I may need that I already have the pantry. However, I’m a pretty curious person and like to see how other people write and plan grocery trips (strange?), so here it is, the mother-ship of my weekly meal plan.
I was a bit thrown off on my grocery shopping day, so this list spanned a Thursday-Wednesday. I talked with the Whole Foods produce department last time and learned their produce trucks come on Monday and Wednesday so now I’m thinking of switching my shopping days to Thursday. #groceryaddictproblems
Anyway, let’s get to the food!
I used my bread machine to make the dough, then we baked it for 5 minutes before topping it with our standard: pepperoni, onions and mushrooms followed by fresh mozzarella slices. Perfection every time.
Mom’s Night Off
We ended up taking the boat to the Blue Parrot where I was so hungry I devoured my shrimp Caesar wrap before I could even snap a photo.
The fillings for this Greek chicken wrap consist of whatever sounds good to you. I used iceberg lettuce shreds, red onions, tomato, cucumber, kalamata olives, grilled chicken, feta and parsley.
But what brings it all together is the Greek Feta Sauce. It blends up quickly in a food processor and really makes the wrap. Plus I had leftovers to use on salad the next day- so delicious!
Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Burgers
Does anyone else follow What’s Gaby Cooking on Snapchat? I think she is hilarious, but today is about her food. I’m new to her recipes, but will definitely being trying more after loving these cheddar jalapeno chicken burgers. I’m not usually a big chicken burger fan but these stayed together on the grill and were packed with flavor. Plus, topping it with guac is pretty much the best idea ever.
Lamb Gyro Burgers
More burgers? More gyro? I blame summer, but they are two of my favorites, so yes. This recipe for the burger mix-ins is still one of my all-time favorites.
Crockpot Butter Chicken Over Basmati
I used this recipe and while it was fine, it just didn’t have that deep, authentic Indian taste I’ve been searching for.
I asked my instagram friends about it and got some great feedback! This chicken tikka masala recipe came highly recommended, as well as this paleo butter chicken and this 30 minute masala sauce. Two go-to sites for Indian recipes were also recommended: Hooked on Heat and Indian Simmer.
Locals, I love Mint in Mooresville but THREE different people on instagram said I needed to try Sangam Indian Cuisine in Cornelius. I’m so excited- it looks like I have some Indian food experimenting ahead of me- YUM!
Steak Fajita Bowls
Talk about a meal that never disappoints. Rice, lettuce, sauteed fajita veggies, grilled steak, the trifecta (salsa, guac and sour cream), with red onion and cilantro. Never. Gets. Old.
My go-to breakfast lately has been a garden veggie saute (truly, the zucchini and tomatoes have been from our garden!) with onion and a perfect over-medium egg or two on top.
Sometimes I’ll slice of some avocado to go with it or splash on some hot sauce. Since I prefer savory breakfasts, this hits the spot and actually keeps me full for a while, especially with the added avocado.
Lunches switch between sandwiches, salads and this couscous salad, which I found myself eating the entire contained of in one day by myself.
Clearly I’ve been loving all summer has to offer lately with its fresh fruits and veggies, along with anything I can toss on the grill!
Do you have a favorite summer recipe?
Please share it below so I can try it!