Summer 2015 Menu

Summer is about to arrive and we are excited for lots of fun in the sun and for our new menu!

Summer 2015 Menu | What’s for dinner in my house during summer 2015? Menu items range from hearty meatloaf parmesan to fun BBQ chicken potato skins.

As I’ve shared many times previously, I periodically develop monthly menus. We use each for 3 consecutive months before moving on to a fresh one (see more on why and how I plan monthly menus here).

I make a habit of including at least one meatless entrée each week. This saves us a few dollars each month. I only plan dinners on our menus because we almost always eat leftovers with a side of fruit for lunch. For breakfasts, I typically make a few items on the weekends and freeze them for easy preparation on busy weekday mornings.

Our last menu was a little unique because I was going without dairy and soy in response to suspected food allergies in my breastfed infant. I’ve been able to reintroduce these foods without any adverse effects! We’re thrilled that the food allergies seem less likely. We are also happy to be able to include these ingredients on our menus again.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Over the next few weeks I’ll post recipes for some of the dishes on this menu.

What will you be eating over the summer? What new recipes are you eager to try?

Shared on the following link-ups:

Monday’s Musings, Frugal Crafty Home, Living Proverbs 31, Making Your Home Sing, Saturday Soiree, Inspiration Spotlight, Creativity Unleashed and From House to Home.


  1. I don’t normally plan a month in advance because we get a bit unpredictable sometimes. I do like to plan a week or two in advance though. I find it saves lots of money and hassle. I like to know what I need to do to be prepared in the morning…that way there are no surprises or stress at dinner time.

    • Shannon says:

      Being free of stress at dinner is one of the best benefits of menu planning! We find that it saves money and hassle, too.

  2. I’m glad to hear your daughter is doing better.
    There are a lot of yummy ideas here (as always). Looking forward to seeing the new recipes.

    • Shannon says:

      Thanks, Rosie. We’re so glad she is feeling better, too. I’ll definitely be sharing several recipes. 🙂

  3. You are so organized and it all looks so good! We also try to go meatless once a week. It’s called “Meatless Monday” for us no matter which day it hits. I think we’re too busy to add any new menu items right now–but you’re doing awesome!

    • Shannon says:

      Hi Deborah,
      Thanks! The concept of “meatless Monday” is what got me started on having a meatless entree each week.

  4. I hadn’t thought of planning so far ahead.

    • Shannon says:

      My husband suggested this approach a few years ago. It’s honestly one of the best things I do to keep my household organized.
      Different things work for different families, though, so if you have an approach that already works, then keep doing what you’re doing!

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