Menu Plan for the First Week of Summer!

This menu plan will be short and sweet!  We’re still in baseball/picnic season, but I am completely out of new picnic ideas, so I’m planning to re-do our favorite new one from this season.  Tacos in a bag! Yum!

(Anyone have any more great picnic ideas I can try for our last week of baseball?)

Honestly, I’m so excited about the response to my new (FREE) e-book, Teaching Kids to Clean, that I was incredibly tempted to not even make a menu plan because I wanted to get started posting in my new summer series on that theme.

But . . . I know better.  Living without a menu plan makes this scatter-brained mama even more scatter-brained . . . and results in a week of not-so-fab meals being thrown together frantically at the last minute.  I’m all about throwing together meals in a minute, but I’m not all about the frantic part, and a menu plan takes care of that!

So here goes.  Our menu plan for the first week of the summer:

Monday – Picnic Tacos in a Bag

Tuesday – Chicken Fried Rice

Wednesday – Baked Potatoes

Thursday – Crockpot chicken over pasta

Friday – Out to Eat

Saturday – Chicken on the grill, baked potatoes and salad

Whew.  Now that’s out of the way and I can concentrate on teaching the kids to clean and having a little LOT of summer fun!

I’ll be linking this up to Menu Plan Monday over at!



  1. 1

    This week I’m going to take BBQ chicken legs and corn on the cob to a softball game. I wrap it all up in some little foil sheets (probably from Sams). We also do meatball subs a few times during ball season. When I put hot foods in an insulated tote bag, they’re still hot for about an hour. I’ve thought about doing BLT sandwiches or Bacon Egg and Cheese, but two of us don’t eat sandwiches.

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    How about wraps with deli meat? Quick to make and easy to transport wrapped up.

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while but have never commented. I love it and it’ll help this summer as I try to dig myself out of our mess!

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    Melissa says:

    We like cold ‘ fried chicken’. You can bake it for a healthier version. I use bre*st pieces sliced lengthwise into tenders. I go boneless for convenience.

    What kind of plan do you have for lunches? It seems like my summer mornings fly by and lunch time sneaks up on me.

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      For lunches, I generally have Open Kitchen. Meaning, make your own! I try to have all the components available and make sure everyone covers all the food groups. My kids like to make Ramen noodles, scrambled eggs, cheese toast, etc.

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    Your taco in a bag gave my son and me inspiration for the meal he needs to plan for his scout camping trip. He loves tacos and was excited to use this idea so everyone can make theirs according to their tastes! Thanks!

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