Menu Plan

This week I am keeping the menu plan simple. Yesterday, I barbecued a whole chicken and a large pork roast. I did this so that I could cook once, and eat for three or four meals. This will make cooking this week much easier.

Often doing the summer I struggle with cooking. The weather is hot, our schedule is off, and it is just harder to cook and plan. So, I am going to keep the menu very simple over the next few weeks.

Do you struggle with cooking and menu planning during the summer?

If you like grilling you should check out the great giveaway I have going on this week.

baked beans

chicken and salad

pork roast, vegetables, and salad


taco salad

out to eat

mexican beef and beans

For menu planning ideas see Menu Planning Mondays.

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Love your simple menu! Hubby & I are both teachers, and my issue with summertime menus is that many things I plan for dinnertime leftovers, get eaten for lunch! Hubby says I should be glad my family likes my food. :)

  2. simple during the hot summer is the way to go. It’s hard to cook when you are out and about having fun.

  3. looks like a really delicious week!

  4. Michelle K says:

    Lynn – How do you BBQ a whole chicken? My hubby was challenged with this yesterday when we had one thawed out that needed to be cooked. I didn’t really want to crock pot it and suggested the BBQ. He didn’t know what to do with it. Do you have a rotisserie tool on your BBQ?

  5. FoodontheTable says:

    I agree – keeping it simple is a good idea. Between vacations, practices, and events, it’s hard to keep a plan!

  6. It’s just the hubby and I, so our schedule doesn’t really change throughout the year. And while heating up the house with a hot oven isn’t much of an issue for us, either, I still prefer cool salads and summer foods and quick meals right now. Because when the weather is nice out, I don’t want to spend forever stuck in the kitchen cooking dinner! I love all of your quick and easy recipes, Lynn, they’re just my kind of food.

  7. I was going to ask the same question as Michelle K, same with the pork. Would love for you to share your grilling recipes and ideas! Love your style, simple, easy, great food, using basic ingredients.

  8. I made your mexican beef and beans and used it to make taco salads. Both my husband and I really enjoyed it—simple but tasty.

  9. Sounds like a great week! I often cook in bulk to spread it out over several meals too. Stopping by from the link at Menu Plan Monday :-)

  10. I like simple summer menus as well. Come join me for What’s On the Menu Wednesday this week. I’d love to see you there

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