It’s hard to believe that summer is almost here! This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer with Memorial Day arriving on Monday. I love having a barbecue with friends and family every year to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. Barbecues are one of the best parts of summer and this weekly menu plan is full of ideas for barbecues this weekend and on into the summer.

After a holiday, I am usually pretty exhausted. When I know that the weekend is going to be a busy one, I try to plan the first few days of the week. A one dish dinner, like Barbecue Chicken and Rice is the perfect way to make things a bit easier for me, especially if I’ve pre-chopped my veggies. Keeping dinner easy when I know we’ll be busy or tired is the key to avoiding expensive dinners out during the week.

Planning ahead always saves the day. You can plan a month at a time with our monthly menu plans.  Watch for the June Menu Plan coming on Friday, May 29th.


Monday – Memorial Day Cookout – Grab a new recipe

Barbecue Chicken and Rice: One Dish Dinner :: Recipe on

Tuesday – Barbecue Chicken and Rice


Wednesday – Taco RingHomemade Pico de Gallo and Chips

Beefy Noodle Casserole

Thursday – Beefy Noodle Casserole and Salad

Honey Hoisin Chicken Sandwich :: Recipe on

Friday – Honey Hoisin Chicken and Salad

Baked Chicken Nuggets | Recipe on

Saturday – Baked Chicken Nuggets, Oven Fries

Layered Italian Pasta Salad | Recipe on

Sunday – Pizza Pasta Salad, Homemade Bread Sticks


Dessert of the Week: Memorial Day Dessert

Need more recipes? Check out our May Menu Plan  – Watch for the June Menu Plan coming on Friday, May 29th.

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