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Back to Basics July 2, 2013

Filed under: Cooking — multihyphenatedme @ 6:43 am
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Hello July.  It’s summer and I have a new kitchen sporting a beautiful O’Keefe and Merritt 6 burner, double oven gas stove.  It’s time to get cooking.

In 100+ degree temperatures, the last thing anyone, including me, wants to do is turn on the oven, let alone expend any energy to shop and cook.  We have to eat, so we have to cook.  I plan in advance to removes the stress of “What’s for Dinner?”.  Nothing is set in stone.  I flip-flop days, make something entirely different instead and go out if we feel like it. Planning our menu monthly sets me up to have great meals for my family without a lot of fuss.

Here’s our family menu for July.  I pull my recipes from magazines, favorite cookbooks, family favorites or just add salt and pepper and grill.  Keep it simple and enjoy!

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1

Almond Chicken Salad

2

Ground Turkey Tacos

3

Hot Dogs Baked Beans

Cole Slaw

4

BBQ Ribs

Potato Salad

Watermelon

5

Grilled Fish

Rice

Green Beans

6

Pasta with Sausage Peppers & Tomatoes

7

Grilled Ribeyes

Corn on the Cob

Sliced Tomatoes

8

Chilled Cucumber Soup w/Artichokes and Lemon Rice

9

Chile Verde

Rice & Beans

10

Spaghetti & Meatballs

 

11

Grilled Chicken

Tabbouleh

12

Grilled Shrimp & Veggie Skewers

13

Tequila Lime Chicken Corn Cakes

Sliced Tomatoes

14

At Home Clam Bake

Sausage, Clams, Corn, Potatoes, Zucchini

15

Corn Chowder

16

Chicken Fajitas

Rice & Beans

17

Greek Salad with Chicken and Quinoa

 

18

Lamb Meatballs with Cucumber & Pita Saffron Rice

19

Grilled Fish

Rice

Sugar Snap Peas

20

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Cole Slaw

21

Fried Chicken

Potato Salad

Watermelon

 

22

Gazpacho with Grilled Shrimp

23

13th Wedding Anniversary!

We’re going out!

24

Chicken, Grapes, Pasta, Feta Salad

25

Bean & Cheese Burritos

26

Shrimp Stir Fry with Rice

27

Grilled Italian Chicken Sausage with   Caprese Salad

28

Hamburgers

Corn on the Cob

Milkshakes

29

Summer Vegetable Soup

30

Grilled Fish Tacos

31

Jessica arrives!!

Lamb Chops

Orzo Salad

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