menu plan monday ~ july 2, 2012

We spent the last half of last week staying inside as much as possible. We had several days in a row of temps over 100, up to 108 one day. We did get .14 of an inch of rain last night, the first in a long time. But not enough to make a difference. We’re praying for more rain. We don’t, as a general rule, water our flower gardens. This week, we have been watering the veggie garden, a few of the more distressed hosta beds, and also the large oak tree behind the house. The veggie garden continues to produce cukes, green beans and tomatoes. We are also blessed with lots of produce from our son and DDIL’s garden. I made six quarts of refrigerator pickles yesterday. So delicious! I’ll post recipes and more pictures later.

refrigerator pickles

We’re coming up on the Independence Day holiday this week. We don’t have anything in particular planned, as it looks like the temps are going to be hovering around 100 for the next ten days. No grilling for us. Too hot to be outside!

Bacon-Provolone Chicken Sandwich
Corn on the Cob
Refrigerator Pickles

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

Rosemary Ranch Chicken
Crash Hot Potatoes
Garden Salad
Corn on the Cob

Homemade Pizza

Crock Pot Rotisserie-Style Chicken
Steamed Green Beans
Orange Glazed Carrots

Fridge Food

Baked Chicken
Garden Salad
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Green Beans
Corn on the Cob
Refrigerator Pickles

You’ll find more menu and recipe ideas at Menu Plan Monday.



  1. Posted July 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    The Rosemary Ranch Chicken sounds really good. I pinned it so I can make it.

  2. Posted July 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    Melinda, it’s delicious. We have made it grilled and also have baked it in the oven. Both great. Thanks for leaving a comment! ~~Rhonda

  3. Hilary
    Posted July 2, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Hi Rhonda,welcome back!
    I love the sounds of the crash potatoes..My boyfriend and I have been looking for new ways to make potatoes besides mashing..Next shopping trip I might try and make it..Also he’s been wanting me to start menu planing so we don’t over spend on groceries…I was wondering if you have any tips for menu planning beginners?

  4. Posted July 4, 2012 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    Hilary, planning a weekly menu is so helpful! I couldn’t get by without it. Here’s a site with lots of helpful links. Scroll down to MENU PLANNING HELPERS for a lot of resources.

    My best advice…just do it! 🙂 You can start by making a list of what you usually eat. Then expand from there as you try new recipes now and then.

    Getting into the menu planning habit will save you a lot of money, time and frustration over the years!


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