Menu Plan for the Week of 7/31 – 8/6

Today’s motivation for menu planning: 

Meal planning helps me to know when I made a particular dish, so that I know how old the leftovers are. This can help me waste less food.

How things went last week:

I changed things around quite a bit, so I thought I would share what we actually ate last week:



  • Grilled Rockfish with grilled veggies, brown rice Roast Chicken (I made 2)
  • broccoli
  • roasted potatoes


  • London Broil Steak Salad  (I won’t follow the recipe exactly)  West Indian Rice and Beans  (At the last-minute I decided to try to make a more authentic version and mostly switched to this recipe for Jamaican Rice and Peas, but I messed up on the amt. of liquid, so the rice didn’t turn out quite right. We liked the flavors, though, so I may try it again, maybe a little more like the original recipe I was planning to do in the first place.)
  • Mango (using up a jar I had in the fridge)


  • Roast Chicken, green beans, potatoes Green salad with leftover roasted chicken on top.


  • West Indian Rice and Beans, salad Chicken Salad Sandwiches (made with the 2nd roast chicken from Monday)
  • potato salad (from the leftover roasted potatoes)
  • fruit salad (picture above)



  • Leftover night  London Broil Steak Salad (The salad was good, I just wished I had splurged on a nicer steak, the dressing needed to be doubled. We also had an extra adult with 2 small children visiting)
  • grilled peaches

Favorite meal from last week: Well, not counting the takeout pizza ;-)… I’ll pick the Roast Chicken, broccoli, and potatoes, with Fresh Tomato Basil Pasta with Feta as a close second.

This Week’s Menu Plan:



  • Homemade pizza: BBQ Chicken Pizza (I use less chicken, and a mix of Gouda and Mozzarella cheeses) I’ll also make a cheese pizza. I’ve been using this crust recipe.
  • watermelon



  • Grilled Pork Chops (haven’t decided on the marinade, let me know if you have one you love)
  • green beans
  • corn on the cob




  • Pesto pasta (made with basil from the garden)
  • sautéed or grilled red peppers

What’s one of your favorite summer meals?

I’m linking up with OrgJunkie’s Menu Plan Monday, where you can find so many more yummy menu plans.


12 Comments on “Menu Plan for the Week of 7/31 – 8/6”

  1. Abigail says:

    My favorite is the steak salad! Your menus look very yummy. And I am totally impressed that you make your own stock.

    • Thanks Abigail! 🙂 I don’t always make my own stock. I usually plan to, and then it doesn’t happen, so it’s progress that I did it this time! I actually have so much that I think I might need to freeze some.

      • WilliamB says:

        You can condense it by simmering, to save space in your freezer. I always have a gallon or two of stock in the freezer, condensed to 4x strength.

  2. Kimberly says:

    Yumm! Those grilled zukes and squash look awesome!!
    Oh… and so does the fruit salad! 😉

  3. WilliamB says:

    BTW, how’s your fridge doing?

    • He he he… It’s hanging in there pretty well, I think. I’m trying to maintain it, but I know I need to think about doing another big clean out before it slips away! I still haven’t gotten to those condiments…Thanks for asking. 🙂

  4. Tammy says:

    We love Patti’s seasoning on our chops. Patti’s is a restaurant in KY. We also put butter & worcestshire sauce on them while grilling. Yum! You have a great menu.

  5. Kathlynn says:

    Hmmm…. looks like another Monday evening visit might be in order! Loving the menu planning; the foodie photo’s have almost inspired me to start cooking again. I also have to say that the fam participation in decluttering is most impressive. Wish the decluttering over here looked better and not WORSE. You should see the boxes. Aye-carumba.

  6. […] stuck very closely to the planned menu! In case you have been on pins and needles wondering what I decided to do with those pork chops, […]

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