Today, I am sharing my August menu with you. I usually take it week by week when meal planning, so I don't plan too far in the future. I use to plan (and shop) two weeks in advance, but after our schedules got a little busier, I decided to take it a week at a time. August had 31 days in it, and I cooked 21 of them. I usually watch my carbs, so I make a few adaptions for me (like Zoodles, Low Carb tortillas or mashed caulifower), but usually let my kids eat the normal "stuff." Our menu is simple, and repetitive, but I'm sharing...because you asked. :)
August 6: Grilled Steak, Italian Dressing Marinated Mushrooms & Zucchini (thanks for the idea Johannah) and Baked Potatoes (Sweet Potato for Me).
(This is Johannah's picture, not mine, but doesn't to look yummy! Thanks for sharing this idea Johannah. I loved it!)
August 7th: Melissa D'Arabian's Crockpot Carnitas, Crockpot Black Beans & Rice (from Working at Home School)
(Photo from Food Network)
August 8th: Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole from Joy Filled Eats & Green Beans
**I've made this twice now & it is soooo good (& I don't even like Ranch). Especially for my low carb, THM friends**
(Picture from Joy Filled Eats)
August 9th: Dreamfields Pasta with Turkey Meat Sauce (With a Low Sugar Marinara Sauce) & Caesar Salad
August 10th: Grilled Beef, Chicken, Veggie & Pineapple Skewers, Over Quinoa
August 11th: Tacos (With Low Carb Tortillas)
August 15th: Chicken Alfredo Over Zoodles & Caesar Salad
August 16th: Mississippi Pot Roast & Mashed Cauli (Thanks to A.Liz Adventures for the idea) and green beans.
August 17th: Everyone's favorite, Foil Packet Salmon with Fresh Green Beans & Quinoa
August 18th: Grilled Chicken, Ina Garten's Roasted Broccoli, Baked Potato (Sweet Potato for me)
August 19: Mrs. Criddle's Sour Cream Beef Enchiladas
August 20th: Dinner Out with friends...I'm only including this because this picture cracked me up. I'm a picky eater, and so is my dear friend, Christy, so when they sat down her order of tamales, I thought they had got it WAY wrong! "Uh oh, she accidentally ordered the tamale stuffed eggplant" I thought. Nope! It was actually one HUGE tamale. Local friends, you can find this at Wild Salsa. Interesting...
August 21st: Speaking of my pal Christy, this is her recipe for Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops, Roasted Asparagus, Salad
August 22nd: Gwen's Nest Spaghetti Pie & Salad
(Picture from Gwen's Nest)
August 23rd: Chicken Thighs with Creamy Bacon Mushroom Thyme Sauce, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes **I try to make at least one new recipe every month and this was this month's newbie. It was soooo good! My husband said it was restaurant quality. I will definitely make it again...SOON!**
(Picture from Julia's Album...yum, so good!)
August 24th: Trim Healthy Mama's Cheeseburger Pie & Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
(Picture from Pinterest)
August 25th: Breakfast for Dinner
August 28th: Trim Healthy Mama's Crockpot Cajun Chicken over Zoodles with Caesar Salad
August 29th: Crockpot Chicken Tacos (With Low Carb Tortillas)
August 30th: Lemon Pepper Tilapia, Broccoli, & Quinoa
August 31st: Crockpot Chicken Parmesan with Caesar Salad
I hope I have given you some dinner ideas. As the cooler weather approaches, I am looking forward to breaking out some soup, chili and stew recipes! Be sure to check back soon for more dinner ideas!
I am linking up with a few of my favorites: Beth, Justine, and Liz for Tuesday Talk.
Have a terrific Tuesday!