Summer Meal Planning – August Edition

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It’s back to school time…which means now in addition to my summer meal planning, I also have to plan for school lunches again.  (Yuck!)

Even though we have a couple of events (a date night and a wedding) coming up that mean I don’t necessarily need a full 14 days worth of meals, I plan for them anyway.  We’ve missed out on events due to unforeseen circumstances plenty of times before, so I like to be prepared.

We also bought a whole hog and had it processed for the freezer.  This will be ready to pick up soon.  We are looking forward to that delicious pork!

*Check back for recipes for some of these meals.  If there is one you’d like to see a recipe for specifically, please let me know!


I don’t typically plan 14 breakfasts.  With a toddler that doesn’t sleep well, I’m not up to getting up and making an early breakfast each morning.  Right now we rely on cereal more than I’d like, but it’s that season of life for us and I’m letting it go!


  • sandwiches
  • salads
  • tortilla wraps
  • leftovers
  • fruit
  • dairy such as yogurt or cheese


  • hamburgers x 2
  • brats and metts
  • spiced tilapia
  • grilled chicken x 2
  • tacos x 2
  • spaghetti
  • bean burritos
  • pizza x 2
  • pork tenderloin
  • brinner (breakfast for dinner in case you aren’t a Scrubs fan)

Supper sides will be potatoes either cut into fries or cubed and seasoned, seasoned noodles, or seasoned rice along with fresh veggies and some artisan bread.

Snacks and Desserts

  • lots of fresh fruit
  • ice cream
  • cookies
  • graham crackers
  • s’mores
  • peach cobbler this became a Triple Berry Cobbler instead

triple berry cobbler

What’s on your menu for the week?  If you have a menu blog post, be sure to leave a link so we can steal–uh, borrow– your ideas, too.

Sharing with Menu Plan Monday!


  1. Your meal plan sounds yummy! I need to come to your home for supper! 🙂 My son starts lunch tomorrow. He takes his lunch, but is a HS Junior, so he doesn’t like anything cutesy or complicated to warm up. Looks like it will be cold cut sandwiches and chips for him, in a brown paper bad, lol! ….Thanks so much for stopping in at my blog and leaving the kind comment! Hope you’ll “visit” again! ~Rhonda

  2. I think you’d be shocked at how disorganized my meal “plans” are. I guess that’ll have to change when I have kids… Thanks for linking up to Blogger Brags. I have pinned your post to the Blogger Brags Pinterest board.

    • Believe me, I have had plenty of times when there was no plan at all. But I hate that 5:00 scramble to desperately find something to eat so much that I bite the bullet and do the planning even though it’s definitely not my favorite! 🙂

  3. Hamburgers and Brats make our weekly menu plan quite often right now too. Thanks for sharing all of your meal ideas with us.

  4. I love that you planned 14 meals anyway as a just in case! You never know what could come up! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!