July is an awesome month to cook because of all the fresh vegetables and fruits available. I stopped by the local produce stand this morning since they were having a super sale for the July 4th weekend. We will be eating high on the – ahem – hog!
On my personal menu this month (available to you for downloads in PDF format), you will notice that Lira, Franc and BILL all want to learn to cook. So, each picked their menu for that night. Just because it is fun, the children were able to choose desserts too.
A couple of other things you will notice:
- We are having an “Eat @Home” Challenge this month in our house. The money we might ordinarily spend going out to eat will be saved for Christmas shopping, which starts for us this month.
- Everything is OVEN-FREE once again. I plan to use my toaster oven for the garlic toast.
- This menu is missing any batch-cooking. I promise that I am not trying to be a slacker but it is hurricane season. When you live on the coast, you think about these things. I will probably power cook (cooking all of my meweek to week.
- A lot of the days do not have the recipes linked. I will be working on that this week and will revised the menu when I have most of the recipes posted. Some of them are just new ideas in process so I will have to let you know if they are worth sharing.
- Anytime you notice a page number listed, the link takes you to the cookbook where the recipe is found on Amazon.com. (Disclosure: If you purchase through this link, I make a small commission.)
- Some very important components that did not fit on my Independence Day menu are Baked Beans, Watermelon and Flag Brownie. I am so ready!
If you have not planned for your month yet, I have a free planner that you can download and customize. My apologies that for some reason, Google Docs made two pages out of it.
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