This week’s meal planner includes my favorite summer pasta recipe and a Taco Pasta Bowl that is guaranteed to be a family hit!
Hi my friends, and here comes your latest August meal planner!
If you want to get directly to this week’s recipes, just scroll on down. But if you want some color commentary on why I picked what I picked, read on!
I’m kicking off this week’s menu with my all-time favorite summer pasta recipe, Pasta with Brie and Tomatoes. There is also basil involved. I just can’t rave enough about this one. If you only pick one recipe this week, pick this one!
More in a seafood kinda mood? We love us some Coconut Shrimp Salad, which is full of tropical flavors and hearty enough to be a supper salad.
I’ve got my chicken lovers covered this week with a sassy Lemon Chicken with Artichokes. You gotta love both chicken and artichokes for this one, and it is perfectly fine to use the frozen ones. So. Good.
One way I can always be sure of enticing my millennial housemates to my supper table is to announce that I am making anything with the word “taco” in it, and so here comes a Taco Pasta bowl for your consideration.
This week’s light meal is one of my favorite sandwiches in the Whole Wide World. It’s officially called a Gatsby Arrow (no idea why) but let’s just say it involves roast beef and some of that Brie cheese you bought for the pasta recipe of the week.
And for dessert, we are baking up some of our favorite cookies. They are called Hermit Cookies, and while they don’t have the show-off personality of, say, Banana Cream Pie Cookies, they are comforting little spice cookies packed with flavor, and I promise your cookie jar will empty out fast.
As always, we will be sharing another new menu next Saturday morning, full of dinners that feature seasonal ideas and ingredients (and dessert!)
And as usual, I’m not giving you a recipe for all seven days of the week, because I’m a firm believer in taking a day or two off from the kitchen.
This will also give you the chance to work in some of your own favorites – or just do takeout! You can always find our previous menus here, in case you want to mix things up!
Main Meal One
Pasta with Brie and Tomatoes!
This easy recipe for pasta with Brie and tomatoes is a summertime classic, full of the flavors of cheese and basil and sweet tomato! The heat of the pasta melts the cheese into a light sauce that will have them clamoring for seconds.
Main Meal Two
Coconut Shrimp Salad!
Send your lunch to the tropics with this easy and delicious recipe for coconut shrimp salad! Avocado, corn and a splash of lemon round out the flavors of this seafood sensation.
Main Meal three
Lemon Chicken With Artichokes!
This quick one pot chicken recipe blends lemon, artichokes and fresh thyme into a fresh and easy dinner. Lemon chicken with artichokes for the easy delicious supper win!
Main Meal four
Taco Pasta Bowl!
Turn your tacos into a pasta supper and ditch the messy shells with this easy, spicy recipe for a taco pasta bowl that the whole family will love!
Roast Beef and Brie Sandwiches!
This recipe for hearty roast beef and brie sandwiches was inspired by the delectable Gatsby Arrow sandwich at Booeymongers in Washington DC. It’s a sensational flavor combination!
What’s For Dessert?
Hermit cookies may be shy, but this sweet little raisin and spice cookie definitely deserves its place among your favorite treats!
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