Plan your dinners this week with these 2 easy summer meal ideas for families! Simple recipes like Okra, Tomatoes & Smoked Sausage served over rice or BBQ Pot Roast Sandwiches (thanks to the crock pot) get dinner on the table & keep everyone happy.
Good cooks know that cooking with what’s in season is a guaranteed way to make delicious meals, packed with loads of flavor and goodness. This week’s Monday Menu Meal recipes do just that while keeping the cooking & prep easy. This kind of food is exactly what summer meals ideas are all about.
RELATED MEAL IDEAS: Cool No Cook Meals to Make Now
This Week’s Secret To Success
- You can get almost everything you need from your local farmer’s market or your own garden!
- black eye peas
- red onion
- Whipped Tzatziki Dip and the Spicy Watermelon Salad both use the over abundance of cucumbers available right now.
- Learn why Stewed Tomatoes & Okra with Sausage eliminates every reason most people don’t like okra.
- Keep the kitchen cool with a couple of crock pot recipes and a no bake dessert!
Dessert This Week!
Summer is all about time on the patio, slow evenings, and enjoying time with family and friends. And while you still want those moments to be punctuated with all the special foods and drinks that draw people together, there is not a one of us who wants to spend their time in a hot kitchen putting that together. That’s why simple no-bake desserts like this Mason Jar Blueberry Lemon Lush are not just nice to be able to whip up, they are foundational elements of any sane Southerner’s summer survival kit!
Here’s What We’re Snacking On
Cool, classic Tzatziki meets the salty, garlicky goodness of whipped feta dip in this spectacularly quick & easy Whipped Feta Tzatziki Dip! Creamy, light and full of happy, refreshing cucumber crunch, this party dip will be your new, favorite summer appetizer and a go-to for charcuterie boards.
Breakfast Made Easy
This Banana French Toast Bake has layers of luscious caramelized bananas and rich, buttery croissants bathed in delicious egg custard and topped with crunchy frosted corn flakes! This special brunch casserole combines all your breakfast favorites in one delicious, easy breakfast dish!
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