Looking for dinner ideas? Me too! Here’s where you can get quick access to the meal ideas I use to do my monthly meal planning. I’ve provided links to a few recipes; if you’d like a recipe to a specific dish, just email me at gardengal08atgmaildotcom. If you’ve got an easy meal idea that pleases the whole fam, feel free to share it with me! I’ll try it out and review it on the blog.

Happy planning!


Burgers on the grill w/fries and watermelon slices
Corned Beef and Cabbage
w/fruit salad
French Dip Sandwiches w/dill pickles & salty chips
Mongolian Beef w/Lettuce Wraps
Slow-Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches w/fruit salad
Slow-Cooker Beef Roast w/rice pilaf & veggies
Slow-Cooker Beef Stroganoff w/fruit cups or a green salad
Spaghetti, salad and garlic bread
Tangy BBQ Sandwiches w/pickles and chips


Grilled fish w/steamed veggies and rice pilaf (steelhead trout, tilapia or salmon are faves)
Shrimp Stir-fry
Baked Teriyaki Salmon
w/steamed veggie and rice


Baked Teriyaki Chicken w/asparagus and red pototes
Chicken and Wild Rice Bake w/veggies
Chicken Pot Pie w/fruit salad
Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas w/refried beans & corn
Roasted Chicken w/steamed veggies and red potatoes
Slow-Cooker Sweet and Tangy Chicken over rice w/steamed veggie
Tex-Mex Chicken Wings w/fruit salad


Chicken Chili w/cornbread
Clam Chowder w/garlic bread
Italian Sausage Soup w/garlic bread
Pasta e Fagioli w/green salad and garlic bread

Breakfast for Dinner

Waffles & sausage (add fruit toppings in summer months)
Pancakes & bacon
French toast & breakfast meat

Kids Menu

Pita Pizzas w/corn on the cob
Toasted Tuna Sandwiches w/melon slices