Can you believe that it’s already July 20th? I keep looking at the calendar, which has been been unusually eventful and the month isn’t even over yet. We’ve celebrated the 4th of July, travelled to California for my grandmother’s funeral, Grace has “officially” started working at Chick-Fil-A (and loving it I might add – it would be her pleasure to serve you if you were to visit, lol)! The kids also started horseback riding lessons again, which Josh even joined in last week. It’s been a busy (compared to the last few months) time for us, but in a really good way that I wouldn’t want to change. Really good memories, if you know what I mean, even if some of them are bittersweet.
Next week I head out of town for a few days (by myself), and while I’m excited and nervous about traveling during this time, I think it will be fun. But I’m already working on creating the following week’s menu so Josh has some sort of meal plan to cook from. He’s completely capable of winging it on his own, but I thought it might be helpful for him if I’m as prepared as possible.
To bring it back it back to this week’s menu, I’ll be remaking that Blueberry Pie I made last week and so many of you wanted the recipe for. I’ll be honest, I’ve never had a blueberry pie before and while I’m not the world’s biggest blueberry fan, I did really love the flavors and simplicity of this pie – so I’m excited to share it with you. I’m also testing out a “peach dessert” I hope will make it to the blog soon, since peaches are in season now and good for baking. In addition to dessert, we’re grilling two new recipes this week to try out. I’ll give you a hint, one is a burger (Yum, right?)! Since I can’t link to any of those recipes yet, I’ll be filling in the gaps with similar recipes from the blog for you to try out.
Here’s what’s cooking this week!
Mediterranean Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken
This easy recipe for Mediterranean Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken is simple and smoky, with hints of spice and sweetness. Make ahead and throw on the grill!
Chipotle Fish Tacos
Chipotle fish tacos are creamy, spicy, crunchy, smokey, and fresh - they really have it all. They have become a summer grilling mainstay for our family!
Banzai Burgers for a Crowd
Looking for an easy way to please a hungry crowd? Try this simple, quick take on Red Robin's famous Banzai Burger - they'll be full and happy in no time!
Garlic Three Cheese Pizza
If you're a cheese-lover, this recipe for Garlic Three Cheese Pizza is for you! It's quick and easy, with a delectable blend of cheeses with different flavors and textures.
Simple Grilled Chicken Bruschetta
This incredibly simple recipe for grilled chicken bruschetta is one of our longest running family favorites during the spring and summer! It is fresh, full of flavor, light, and actually quite elegant!
Roasted Zucchini Lasagna
This flavorful, healthy, vegetarian roasted zucchini lasagna is a great way to use up all those extra late summer veggies you have lying around!
Appetizers Board on Pinterest
So many ideas for appetizers here! Need something to start off your meal or make sure everyone gets enough to eat? Look no further...
If you’re looking for some more ideas, check out my appetizer board. I’ve been wanting/trying to integrate more appetizers into our meals and it’s great way to have a snack before the real feasting begins.
Have a great week everyone and don’t forget to share what you’re cooking from the blog and tag me!