Pan Seared Scallops
Any one else ready for a change of pace?  Is your summer bucket list calling?  I’ll be taking a little break from regularly scheduled meal planning this month as I enjoy some family vacation time.  Today I’m sharing our general meal planning ideas that are easy to assemble, great for hot days and use lots of fresh ingredients.  I figure it will be a fun time to cultivate some new recipe inspirations from Pinterest.
-Hamburgers with native corn (2 weeks early this year)
-Grilled Chicken with a salad and homemade salad dressing.
-Grilled/ Pan seared Fish.  The scallops above were pan seared with a little olive oil, lemon, salt and pepper.  Super fast and the kids like them.  Since we are staying in Gloucester we will probably have fish or lobsters once a week.
-Steak Tips with grilled zucchini or summer squash
-Grilled Pork Tenderloin
-Mac and Cheese with ham and corn for lazy nights.
-Hot Dogs.  (We buy Applegate or something with no nitrates/nitrites)
-Pulled Pork Sandwiches (crock pot)
-Salsa Chicken (crock pot)
-Frittata with fresh veggies and herbs
It will be a fun month at the beach with lots of family and friends visiting.  We try to keep the menu simple and let everyone pitch in to pull it all together.  Some how it always just works.  When in doubt, just serve ice cream. It makes everything better in the summer.  I guess that’s why July is National Ice Cream month!
Do you stick with regular meal planning over the summer? Leave a comment with your favorite summer meal to make.

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4 replies
  1. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    Hello! I clicked over from Org Junkie. Yes, I've been sticking with meal planning for the most part this summer. My favorite meal to cook right now is Crispy Chicken Toastadas. When you have shredded chicken on hand already, it's really quick to put together!

  2. Shane at Environmental Health-Wellness-Beauty,LLC says:

    DROOL. We love Applegate hot dogs. I think I could actually make all of these things. I am so not handy in the kitchen. 🙁

    You are an awesome green foodie!!

    No we do not stick to meal planning in the summer. It is really crazy and relaxed around here in the summer and in Orlando it is too hot to cook most of the time.

  3. Helen says:

    I keep on meal plannings. We do a lot of easy things, though… pizza, breakfast and the crock pot are my best friends in the summer!

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