Make life easier this summer with quick and easy dinner ideas. Your summer menu planning is the key to a relaxed and restful summer.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how my brainpower is like a bowl of Cheerios. Every time I make a decision, I take a piece of cereal out of my bowl. By late afternoon, my bowl is empty and my motivation is gone, but if I can make routines and take decisions out of my day, life is easier.
One of the things I want to automate is my summer menu plan. I can definitely concentrate more in the mornings than in the afternoon and around 3 PM when it is time to start planning dinner, I am wiped out! That is when we make the decision… a BAD decision… to get takeout.
Time to get that planned out and off my mind.
6 Week Summer Menu Planning
As always, if I have to do the work, why not save you the time and share what I am doing? Will this summer menu plan work for everyone? Probably not. There is more than an unhealthy dose of convenience foods on the menu but just swap out what you don’t like for other family favorites.
You will also see on my shopping lists that I am striving to keep with my goal to have a $100 week grocery budget. If you want to join me on this challenge, you will need to check my $100 Week Grocery Challenge Pantry List as I do not include pantry stock on my shopping list.
Easy Summer Meals with Shopping Lists:
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