Meal planning is a must in our family. We are just too busy NOT to plan out our meals. And these easy summer meals make my life easier. Summer days are filled with swimming, reading, board games, Legos, and if the kids are lucky video games. It’s never any fun to stop playing to make dinner. And it’s even worse when you have to stop playing and try to think about what to make. I hope that as I plan out my menu I can make dinnertime easier for your family.
- Pasta and Meat Sauce
- BLT’s with Avocado
- Grilled Chicken with Baked Potato Fries
- BBQ Hamburgers
- Healthy Chicken and Roasted Pan Veggies
- BBQ Chicken Burrito Bowl
- Rosemary Chicken BLT Salad
- Kalua Pork (freeze leftovers)
- Grilled Veggie Flatbread (Our Best Bites Cookbook)
- Easy Omelettes
- Pesto Pasta with Chicken
- Baked Potatoes
- Baked Chicken Taquitos
- Family Pizza Night
- Roast Beef and Au Jus Sandwiches
- Brown Sugar and Pineapple Chicken
- Taco Salad with Homemade Taco Bowls
- 15 year Anniversary- Going out! (Cereal for the kids)
- Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- Hawaiian Haystacks
- Crock pot Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Tacos
- Chicken Stir Fry
- Calzones and Peach Cobbler for Pioneer Day Dessert
- Chinese Chicken Salad
- French Toast
- Garlic Summer Veggie Pasta
- Thai Chopped Salad with Peanut Dressing
- Chicken Pesto Sandwich (I freeze my pesto in ice cube trays)
- Chicken Schnitzel
- Kreacher’s French Onion Soup
This is our last month of school. I love this idea from Kristin Duke about having a Back to School Dinner. And with it being July we are so excited to celebrate Harry Potter’s Birthday. You can read about our family traditions and the fun things we do. It’s a little bit of work, but it encourages reading and family togetherness. And of course we will be using our 3 Broomstick mugs to celebrate. And we are excited for Pioneer Day. Gone our the days where we trek to a local park with friends (dressed in pioneer clothes of course). Arizona is just too hot! So we settle on Peach Cobbler.
And of course to celebrate the United States this 4th of July you can check out my post about how to plan a flag ceremony. Perfect for scouts or families.
Our family night lessons planned are listed below…
July 3rd- Family History with Grandparents
July 10th- Family Scripture Study: Joseph’s Brothers in Egypt. (once a month we act out Old Testament Stories)
July 17th-Family Service Project! (So excited!!!)
July 24- Learning about our Pioneer Ancestors. Last month we were able to visit Temple Square and their amazing Family History Library. Seriously amazing! (And peach cobbler for desert)
July 31st- Lessons from Harry Potter
I hope this monthly plan of easy summer meals and family night inspires and makes it easier for your family to connect. It’s by small and simple things that great things come to pass. You can find more family night lessons here. Or if you need more dinner ideas you can find tons here. And if you are still looking for fun ideas for Summer Fun, click over here. Follow along on Instagram to keep in touch!
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