A delicious collection of meals that starts off with easy slow cooker pulled pork and includes mac and cheese, lettuce wraps, cheese-stuffed burgers, chicken kabobs, and more!
- August 7 - Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese
- August 8 - Pork Lettuce Wraps
- August 9 - Cheese Stuffed Burger
- August 10 - Chicken Pasta Bake
- August 11 - Grilled Chicken Kabobs
- August 12 - Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
- August 13 - Easy Meat and Cheese Platter
- Snacks - Granola Bars
- Dessert - Magic Bars with Shortbread Crust
- 📅Food Holidays
- Weekly Meal Plan Worksheet
- More Side Dish Ideas
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Here is your free Weekly Meal Plan #31 for August 7-13. We've got some great recipes for snacks and desserts, too.
August 7 - Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese
Sunday is a great day to prep for the week ahead. I like to chop veggies (store root veggies in water), boil some pasta, and almost always make a double batch of Shredded Chicken Recipe or Slow Cooker Pulled Pork. This makes the rest of my week so much easier!
Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese is like a cult favorite. It's the perfect blend of flavors and textures, too!
Since this is a meal that takes a little longer, it's perfect for weekend cooking. Start by making a big batch of Slow Cooker Pulled Pork so that you'll have leftovers for later in the week.
If you're feeling really motivated, you can even double the mac and cheese portion of this recipe for another night!
Serve with your favorite side salad, or a fluffy piece of bread - check out our Breads, Rolls, and Biscuits recipes.
August 8 - Pork Lettuce Wraps
Loaded with crunchy fresh veggies like peppers, carrots, and cabbage with tender pork, these wraps are one of my favorite meals.
Dinner tonight is a cinch because you already have your leftover pulled pork on hand.
I like to put everything out on the counter and let my family build their own lettuce wraps. (You can also use soft tortillas if you'd rather!)
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August 9 - Cheese Stuffed Burger
I absolutely adore these bacon and cheese stuffed burgers - they are so amazingly good!
Whip up a batch of Crispy Fingerling Potatoes or try one of the other tasty side dishes below.
August 10 - Chicken Pasta Bake
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August 11 - Grilled Chicken Kabobs
With a tangy marinade, these ginger and garlic chicken kabobs are so flavorful and yummy!
I also like to serve this with Cheesy Ranch Tater Tots or some other kind of potato side dish.
August 12 - Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner
If you like a little spice, this dish is for you! With chorizo sausage and slices of jalapeno, this dish has got some heat. Tame it with some avocado slices and fresh lime.
You can prep the veggies a of time and then just grab them from the fridge when it's time to pop it in the oven.
And since this is an all-in-one meal, there's no need for sides, plus clean up is a snap!
Not a fan of spicy food? Try one of these other sheet pan dinners, or find dozens of easy sheet pan dinner recipes here.
August 13 - Easy Meat and Cheese Platter
Charcuterie boards aren't just for entertaining. Grab a big cutting board and load it up with tasty tid bits like dried or fresh fruit, veggies basil pesto with crusty bread, a couple kinds of cheese, hummus, and cowboy caviar or your favorite salsa (find dozens here).
Add some crackers or tortilla chips and maybe some nuts and you have a simple but yummy Saturday night 'meal.'
Snacks - Granola Bars
Dessert - Magic Bars with Shortbread Crust
These bars are so decadent and delicious!
While I like a good graham cracker crust as much as the next gal, there's something really special about these magic bars with shortbread... dare I say magical... sorry for the dad joke!
These might not mean much at all, but I think they're kind of fun. It's also a good chance to talk with kids about different foods, where they come from, and any cultural significance.
- National Raspberries and Cream Day - August 7
- try this Red Velvet Raspberry Trifle Recipe - it's so luscious!
- National Frozen Custard Day - August 8
- National Zucchini Day - August 8
- my grandmother's recipe for Chocolate Zucchini Cake is always a winner
- Chocolate Marble Zucchini Bread and Lemon Zucchini Bread are a great way to make quick bread with a little twist
- this Hush Puppy Recipe is my FAVORITE way to use zucchini.
- International Beer Day - August 8
- National Rice Pudding Day - August 9
- National S'mores Day - August 10
- National Raspberry Tart Day - August 11
- National Panini Day - August 11
- so much flavor in this Turkey Pesto Panini Sandwich
- Julienne Fries Day - August 12
- National Filet Mignon Day - August 13
- skip the expensive filet and grab some Petite Sirloin Steak - usually about $7/lb, it's just as good for far less $$!
Weekly Meal Plan Worksheet
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✔️ Make some extra burger patties and pop them in the freezer for another meal when you don't feel like cooking - we all know that feeling!! To make the whole thing easier, grab this burger press - it's totally amazing. I love that it makes uniform burgers, and makes it so easy to stuff burgers, too.
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✔️ Keep leftovers fresh by using quality airtight containers - these are my favorite.
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