August Meal Plan

Monthly Meal Plan

Our August Meal Plan is loaded with summertime favorites and garden goodies. I’m planning 5 home-cooked meals each week, assuming you will eat out at least once and possibly have a left-over night.

I’ve also added a weekly treat for you sweet-tooths!

I hope this makes your grocery trips and cooking experience a little easier this month.


Week One:

Smoked Trout Salad with Avocado Dressing


Hawaiian Style Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa and Pineapple Mustard with Edamame and White Bean Salad

Garden Veggie Chili

Kung Pao Chicken Skewers with Beans and Slaw

Seared Scallops with Wilted Greens

Meyer Lemon and Black Pepper Italian Ice

Week Two:

BBQ Pork Chops with Carolina Mustard Sauce and Baked Beans

Grilled Greek Pizza

Roasted Fish Bruschetta

Chinese Hot Pots

Hanger Steak with Cilantro Mint Chimichurri with Blistered Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

Mango Lassi Popsicles


Week Three:

Pimento Granny Smith Grilled Cheese with a Green Salad

Corn-Crusted Fish Tacos with Chips and Salsa

Salsa Verde Burgers with Watermelon, Basil and Fontina with Oven-Baked Fries

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Gnocchi and Wilted Spinach Salad

Strawberry Rhubarb Yogurt Muffins

Week Four:

Chicken Chorizo Hash

Ethiopian Mesir Wat Stew

Vietnamese Banh Mi Sandwiches

Grilled Ham Steaks with Southern Kale Salad

Coffee Rubbed Baby Back Ribs with Damn Good Corn Pudding

Strawberry Basil Ice

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21 comments on “August Meal Plan

  1. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted August 15, 2012 at 8:52 am Reply

    I love Ethiopian food and I’ve been trying to recreate some of my favorites at home since there’s not an Ethiopian restaurant around here. I’m so glad you linked to your Mesir Wat recipe! Definitely going to make that. :)

  2. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.posted August 15, 2012 at 10:11 am Reply

    wow how great Sommer! I am printing some these out now

  3. Cassieposted August 15, 2012 at 11:41 am Reply

    Great idea. I plan meals weekly but usually can’t get to more than that at a time. I can’t wait to try your chicken tortilla soup – it’s a favorite of mine!

  4. Tara @ Unsophisticookposted August 15, 2012 at 12:07 pm Reply

    I’m ready to start meal planning now that school starts next week. Definitely will refer to your ideas here!

  5. Paula - bell'alimentoposted August 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm Reply

    You are so organized! I do well if I know what I’m cooking tomorrow night ; ) xoxo

  6. Cupcake and Talkposted August 15, 2012 at 2:31 pm Reply

    What a great selection of recipes. Thank you.
    I already saved some to my menu.

  7. Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Divaposted August 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm Reply

    What a great selection of recipes and meal planning!

  8. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted August 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm Reply

    Great selection of recipes, those rhubarb muffins are jumping out at me for a scrumptious breakfast!

  9. MIss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted August 15, 2012 at 4:00 pm Reply

    A monthly meal plan is such a great idea and this is some amazing food!

  10. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted August 15, 2012 at 4:27 pm Reply

    What a great month! Everything you planned sounds delicious!!

  11. Aggieposted August 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm Reply

    That Ethiopian stew looks so so good Sommer…love everything on the menu! I menu planned this week, and have to say so far it’s been a success. Makes things easier for sure!

  12. Chrisposted August 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm Reply

    Heck….I’m lucky if I can keep a meal plan through a weekend ;)

    This is a great service that you do for your readers, Sommer, I’m very impressed.

  13. Aldy @ Al Dente Gourmetposted August 15, 2012 at 10:20 pm Reply

    Such a great idea, Sommer! And I’m loving that Grilled Greek Pizza :)

    Hugs <3

  14. Donnaposted August 15, 2012 at 10:37 pm Reply

    Can I come live with you?

  15. Jersey girl cooksposted August 16, 2012 at 6:16 am Reply

    I love all your meal ideas. I need to plan dinner better as I wing it too many nights. You are an inspiration.

  16. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinchposted August 16, 2012 at 6:50 am Reply

    Whoa! I do believe I can be there in a few hours – just in time for supper tonight!

  17. Jeanetteposted August 16, 2012 at 6:56 am Reply

    I’m moving in with you! Love this meal planning Sommer – I need to do more of this with the school year starting.

  18. reneeposted August 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm Reply

    What creative menu planning. Thanks for sharing so many new to me recipes!

  19. Lisa | With Style and Graceposted August 16, 2012 at 5:11 pm Reply

    what a great roundup of recipes! I’ve already got a few bookmarked to try – thank you!

  20. TidyMomposted August 18, 2012 at 7:58 am Reply

    I’ve been in such a “what to make for dinner” funk……..this meal plan is wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing Sommer!

  21. Russell at Chasing Deliciousposted August 27, 2012 at 11:54 am Reply

    Umm yum! I wish I was this organized. Looks like you’re going to have a scrumptious month.