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Sharing our Weekly Meal Plan with make-ahead tips, freezer instructions, and ways to make supper even easier!
Saturday: Grilled Chicken with Best Chicken Marinade + Southern Potato Salad + Caprese Salad with Balsamic Glaze + Strawberry Shortcake with Sweet Cream Cheese Biscuits (Make Ahead, Add a Pinch Cookbook)
Sunday: Bart’s Best Hamburgers with all fixings + Heirloom Tomato Salad with Charred Corn & Okra (from Add a Pinch Cookbook) + Southern Baked Beans + No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream + Easiest Caramel Sauce (Make Ahead, Freezer Friendly, Add a Pinch Cookbook)
Friday: Family Night Out
MEAL PLAN TIPS:
Grilled Chicken: I will have my Grilled Chicken Marinade made ahead and our chicken marinating for the most delicious and juicy chicken! I’m grilling a couple of extra chicken breasts for a supper another night this week.
Southern Potato Salad: Make the potato salad the night before and refrigerate – so scrumptious and easy.
Caprese Salad: I love this with fresh, ripe tomatoes and fresh basil. I prefer to make this right before supper and serve immediately.
Strawberry Shortcake with Cream Cheese Biscuits: I get the strawberries prepared for these ahead of time. This dessert is a regular family favorite that’s in my cookbook too.
Bart’s Best Hamburgers: We love to grill and these are the best burgers I’ve ever tasted! I’ve shared tips in the post with this recipe on how to make these juicy, delicious hamburgers that should be helpful to you. If you don’t have Stone House Seasoning already made and on hand, you can mix that up ahead of time. And you can form the hamburger patties ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to grill if you want. I always like to prep my tomatoes, lettuce, and other “fixings” ahead of time too.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with Charred Corn and Okra: I love this salad so much – it’s on the cover of the Add a Pinch Cookbook! The corn can be cut off the cob and and okra sliced and set aside in the refrigerator. I make my Pepper Jelly and keep on hand a lot, so this dressing will be quick to mix and use atop this beautiful salad.
Best Southern Baked Beans: This cooks for a while to bring out that amazing, rich flavor, so you can make this earlier in the day if you wish and reheat.
No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream: So easy – just mix this in minutes and freeze until ready to serve.
Sheet Pan Nachos: So easy and ready in minutes, very minimal prep needed.
Restaurant Style Salsa: So quick and easy, but you can chop up the veggies earlier in the day if you wish.
Guacamole: I like to make this fresh – it only takes a few minutes to make.
Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wraps: These come together easily with chicken breasts I grilled earlier this week and saved for these wraps. The Pineapple Jalepeno Cream Cheese Spread is super fast to mix up with only four ingredients. This is sweet and spicy and perfect for summer.
Cilantro Lime Avocado Shrimp Salad: This is such an easy, tasty salad for summer! It’s ready in minutes, but you could make the salad earlier, add the dressing ingredients and toss right before serving for supper.
Fresh Pineapple Sorbet: Made with minimal, fresh ingredients, make this ahead of time and keep in freezer until time to serve. Amazing flavor and perfect end to the meal!