July: Week 4 and August: Week 1

If you follow me on this blog you know why I didn’t post a meal plan for last week. So this week you get a special treat. Again- TWO MEAL PLANS IN ONE.

Also, I decided to stop adding my grocery list at the bottom because, well, I don’t think anyone uses it. I will be adding just a blank template to the main “Meal Plan” page so you can use that if you’ve been using the template to do your own grocery list. If enough people ask me to continue to post the grocery list then I will but right now it seems like a waste of time and memory space on my blog!

Out here in the woods, far, far away from the beach and its nice breezes, its HOT. Like sticky disgusting hot. J and I are cheap, too, so the air doesn’t come on unless its like 80 degrees INSIDE the house. We needed something to cool us off and my first thought was popsicles. Most of them are loaded with sugars and dye and I really just didn’t want to feed that to Evelyn. So with some searching on Pinterest I found these awesomely yummy coconut popsicles.

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E loved them. After nap she would go to the fridge and say some strange noise/word that meant popsicle and would chomp away for a good 15 minutes.

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I got the popsicle makers from Ikea for $1 (see pic below) but I’m pretty sure you can get them at Target or Wal-Mart if you don’t have an Ikea near you. I omitted the chocolate coating but I’m stirring up another batch right now and half are going to be with chocolate for J and I. I also added some cinnamon to give it an extra kick, but I think nutmeg would be good too!

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Annyyywho, If this is the first time you are using my meal plan read the notes below. If you have questions, feel free to comment or email me at barefootandboots at gmail dot com. If you’ve been here before, you know what to do.

Notes

  • I linked the recipes I found online. Most are on my Pinterest page, so click the button to the right to follow me. If you have questions about any of the recipes, feel free to email me at barefootandboots at gmail dot com.
  • Feel free to leave any of your meal ideas or yummy recipes you’ve found in the comments section. Its like high-school, we all just want to copy someone else!

Menu/Meal Plan- July: Week 4

Thursday- Taco soup with fried tortilla strips

Friday– Pasta with sausage and peppers with garlic bread

Saturday– Grilled BBQ chicken with periogees and leftover frozen vegetables

Sunday- Crockpot chicken teriyaki with rice and edamame

Monday- Grilled cheeseburger wraps with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob- make extra for leftovers….these are soooooo good!

Tuesday- Roasted pork tenderloin with roasted potatoes and French green beans

Wednesday- Apple bacon cheddar melts with  side salads- these were AWESOME for breakfast the next day! I used mashed avocado as a layer between the bread and the cheese and it was delish! I just used my Forman Grill to make them like paninis. 

Thursday- Parmasean crusted chicken (tilapia for E) with bacon and cheese mashed potatoes

Menu/Meal Plan- August: Week 1

*Things got a little shifted between last week and this week because of our bad news on Monday. We did have a housewarming party on Saturday, too, which was alot of fun and I will be talking about in a later post*

Thursday- Roasted pork tenderloin with roasted potatoes and French green beans

Friday– Apple bacon cheddar melts with  side salads

Saturday– Housewarming party

  • BBQ chicken wings with ranch and blue cheese dip
  • Cheese dip with roasted baguettes- Surprisingly, this was a really big hit! Its so easy to make too! 
  • BBQ meatballs
  • Veggie platter
  • Smores pops– This was one of those Pinterest fails…they tasted good but they didn’t look as pretty! 
  • Thank you’s: Cookies and Cream popcorn- Super easy to make. Pop a bag of popcorn, melt three squares of Almond Bark, crush some Oreos (however many you want- the more the better in my opinion!). Mix all together and put in a small mason jar for guests to take home!

Sunday- Chicken parmesan with side salads

Monday- Slow cooker honey pork roast with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts- This week I actually did this in the oven. I prepped the pork loin and let it sit in the fridge for a few hours. Then, right before I put the pork in the oven (I gave it about an hour to cook for a 1lb loin), I made the glaze. Throughout the hour it cooked, I glazed it over and over. I think it came out better this way than in the crockpot! 

Tuesday- Lime and coconut chicken with rice and green beans

Wednesday- Spicy “drunken” noodles with garlic bread

Thursday- BBQ chicken pizza/margarita pizza

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