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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  8. Can I come live with you?

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

    Hugs <3

  10. 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.

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

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

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

  15. What a great selection of recipes and meal planning!

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

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

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

  19. 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!

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

  21. 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. :)