Weekly Menu Plan 111 brings seasonal summer favorites to the table with grilled chicken and steak recipes, a great pizza, and fajita burgers. YUM!
For those of you playing along at home, Son #1’s graduation party last weekend was a rousing success. I love nothing more than feeding a crowd! We had a beautiful day, plenty of good food, and loads of great company. I couldn’t have wished for anything more. After cooking for a crowd last week, I figure I should scale it back a bit and share a week of great food for you to make at home. Take a look at what’s on the Weekly Menu Plan 111:
I kick off the week with my go-to summer recipe for Grilled Chicken Gyros. The recipe is inspired by a great Greek restaurant that I used to frequent. Everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, loves these gyros! The chicken is tender and juicy, and the tzatziki yogurt sauce is both garlicky and refreshing with cucumber and dill. Try this on Monday, and I guarantee that you’ll be making it all summer long.
Jenni/Pastry Chef Online shares her Drunken Grandma Pizza on Tuesday. Now, I’d try this pizza just for the name alone, because how can you not? Jenni uses a vodka marinara sauce (thus, drunken) on her Grandma pizza. She then goes on to tell you all about the history of Grandma pizza with a smattering of cafeteria nostalgia mixed in. For another dose of nostalgia, read all about the inspiration for my Key Lime Pie–it’s a good one!
On Wednesday, Erin/The Speckled Palate ups the midweek dinner game with her Guacamole Stuffed Fajita Burgers. You read that right–guacamole is stuffed inside the burgers, and topped with fajita veggies. Of course, I recommend using my favorite guacamole recipe to stuff the burgers with, and then carry on with the recipe.
Cheryl/Pook’s Pantry give sea bass a fun twist with her Corvina with Coconut Curry Sauce. She serves it with those gloriously crisp looking potatoes, but I think a little coconut rice wouldn’t be amiss here.
I’m back on Friday to round out the week with my tender Steak Salad with Chive Yogurt Dressing. This perfectly seared steak rests atop a bed of mixed greens with vibrant sweet peppers and avocado. The dressing is creamy without being cloying–just the way I like it.
When it comes to the weekend, nothing says Lazy Saturday more than pancakes. Pancakes are like a built in excuse to slow down and enjoy a nice breakfast after a busy week. Jenni helps us do just that with her Pancakes for One recipe. Obviously, the recipe can be scaled up if you are feeding more than yourself. However, sometimes a little Me Date of fluffy pancakes for one and homemade maple flavored syrup is a great form of self care. Think about it. You totally deserve it.
If pancakes alone won’t assuage the internal chaos lingering from the work week, then Erin’s got you covered with her Spiked Watermelon Limeade. Fresh watermelon, lime, and a hint of mint make this one refreshing sipper. The recipe is easily made without alcohol, so it can be made for the whole family to enjoy. Serve this on the porch with a few antipasto salad skewers for a fab happy hour treat!
Drop me a line to tell me your favorite recipe on the Weekly Menu Plan 111!