Menu Plan Monday: A July Birthday Week

Oh, the glorious summer!


Are you enjoying the weather as much as my Northern-self is?

The beach, the pools, the flip-flops, and just being outside for so much of the days is just so nice! I think people around me too, are just nicer! This weather has changed our eating so much too- not all for the better, but noticeably different.  We definitely have been grilling a lot more which has been reflected in my summer-menus.

This week’s menu is a bit different, as I am sort of off the grill, but I also have the pleasure of making an ice-cream cake again for my daughter’s birthday, as requested by all the kids and their grandmother too!

Here’s my Celebration Menu for July 12th-19th

Monday: Meatless Monday!Cuban Beans & Rice

Tuesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad

Wednesday: Eggplant & Feta Salad, (freezer) Crispy Baked Chicken

Thursday: Crockpot BBQ pulled chicken sliders- with “Mutha” Sauce

Friday: Birthday request day!!! Ice-Cream Sandwich Cake!

Saturday: Family BBQ

Sunday: Out to Eat

I feel like I should remind you that I menu plan, for the sole reason that it makes my life so much easier.  The days that don’t stay on plan, I just forward to another day or freeze if I have done it ahead.  The beginning of my week is super flexible and the end is super hectic this week and most weeks, so I will do a lot of cooking ahead this week, and just knowing that, reminds me to get-er-done!

Here of some other links to help you meal plan:

How I Menu Plan
Being a “Mean Mom” Makes For Healthier Kids: Meal Planning
5 Great Chicken Recipes to Get Out of a Dinner Rut
H.A.G. Recipe Archives

In case you are waiting for the workout portion, here THAT is: The Plan for the Week

  • S: 2.5 miles
  • Tu: spin, weights
  • W: 5 miles
  • Th: 3 miles
  • Sa: 7 miles
  • Su: Cross-Actiivity: Bike ride, or class

After all of this, in case you need even more ideas, check out my link-ups with, and Meatless Monday.