Anyone else have summer on the brain?
By my Menu Planner, you would think that I’m enjoying leisurely beach days and after dinner S’mores Dip in the backyard. Meals like Gaby Dalkin’s Grilled Steak with Tomato Salad, Wedge Salad with a Creamy Herb Dressing, and easy BBQ Chicken Sandwiches are exactly how I want my summer to taste. I may be jumping the gun on summer with what lies ahead this week.
The reality is that Jake has a stressful week ahead of high school finals and Lily is still in the swing of things with school and activities. I’ll be driving a lot with Jake’s test schedule and Lily’s regular routine. The food on my menu is perfect for a busy week. The menu I created tastes like the freedom of summer during what I anticipate will be a busy week.
I’m crazy about Gaby Dalkin’s Grilled Skirt Steak with Tomato Salad. The marinade is a genius combination of soy sauce and red wine vinegar. Grill the meat and top with a refreshing summer salad! If summer had a taste, this steak would be it!View Recipe
Amanda Frederickson’s Chicken Piccata is totally delicious! The lemon-caper-wine-butter situation with the breaded chicken is pretty much a plate of perfection. Serve this with a simple arugula salad for a lovely weeknight meal .View Recipe
If a Wedge Salad is on the menu, you can bet I’m ordering it! This creamy herb dressing is a wonderful twist on the classic wedge and brings home a restaurant quality salad on a weeknight schedule. Make the dressing in advance and throw the salad together just before dinner.View Recipe
Plan ahead for this beautiful BBQ Chicken Sandwich and you will have a killer dinner for you and your family. We love these sandwiches with cole slaw, pickles, and a soft bun like a Hawaiian Roll.View Recipe