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Monday meal plan 5/30

Posted May 31, 2011 2:57 p.m. EDT

As I type this meal plan, it is a balmy 95 degrees outside. Summer temperatures are officially here which means I am cooking a lot less in the oven. I don’t like heating up my house with the oven or paying the high cost of cooling the house back down once I have heated it up. When I do need to cook in the oven during the summer, I try to do it at night (if possible) and then reheat in the microwave the next day. Over the next few months you will see many more slow cooker and stovetop meals as well as sandwiches and other cold dishes.

What are your favorite summer meals?

Monday

Grilled tenderloin steak that my Dad brought over (thanks Dad!)

Corn on the cob

Pasta salad with veggies

Ice cream cake

Local strawberries with whipped cream

Tuesday

Grilled smoked lowfat turkey hot dogs (Butterball deal from a couple weeks ago)

Buns (on sale at Food Lion through 5/31)

Leftover pasta salad with veggies

Leftover corn on the cob (6 for $1 at Food Lion through 5/31)

Local strawberries

Wednesday

Creamy chicken breast in the slow cooker(chicken breast on sale at Kroger for $1.99/lb, Philly cooking cream was free during recent HT super doubles promo)

Egg noodles

Sautéed green pepper, mushrooms and onions

Tomato and cucumber salad (chopped tomatoes and cumbers with Italian dressing and a little shredded mozzarella)

Thursday

Contessa Sweet and Sour Shrimp (found it in my extra freezer – can’t remember when I got it or how much it was but you know it was on sale with a coupon!)

Brown rice

Sugar snap peas

Friday

Sandwich night

Saturday

Not sure yet – maybe out to dinner with a Groupon or Twongo deal!

Sunday

Not sure yet – maybe breakfast for dinner