Looking for food inspiration for next week’s menu? Look no farther than the Dinner Divas weekly meal plan, a comprehensive plan that includes FIVE dinners, a carby side dish and a colorful dessert that’s perfect for the summertime.
Welcome to this week’s Dinner Divas Weekly Meal Plan! This week’s menu features some grilling recipes–because grilling season is officially here–as well as some dishes that are perfect for warmer weather.
In case you’re new around these parts, I share a new menu plan here every Friday morning. It will always include FIVE dinner options and TWO extras, curated by me and my friends, who make up the Dinner Divas. Our dinner options feature (mostly) healthy, seasonal foods that don’t take all day to prepare because nobody has time for that. 😉 And the extras we share can be side dishes, desserts, drinks, etc.
We hope this weekly menu helps you create your shopping list and prepare for the week ahead, as well as provide inspiration. And hey, if it makes your life a little easier, too, we’re thrilled to help!
Y’all ready for this?
Monday's Dinner: Grilled Lamb Loin Chops
This time of year, we are always on the lookout for recipes that we can enjoy on the grill. While some of us (ahem, ME) are still not 100% on board with lamb, I'd love to try these Grilled Lamb Loin Chops from Pook's Pantry because they're cooked on the grill and look absolutely divine. Pair 'em with a salad, and you're golden for a weeknight dinner.
Tuesday's Dinner: Grilled Pork Steak
As a Memphis girl, y'all know I'm all about pork! I love that Comfortably Domestic is serving up this Grilled Pork Steak for us tonight because it's such a quintessential summertime dish. Pair it with a grilled summer veggie (like zucchini or eggplant)!
Wednesday's Dinner: Smashed Bacon Double Cheeseburger
I'm a sucker for any kind of burger, and this Smashed Bacon Double Cheeseburger looks especially divine. Complete with two patties, bacon and cheese, what's not to love? Make some fries to pair with it (or get a bag from the freezer section of your grocery--no judgment here!) and have burger night at home this week!
Thursday's Dinner: Chicken, Strawberry and Apple Summer Salad
If you're a fan of sweet and savory salads, this Chicken, Strawberry and Apple Summer Salad is exactly what you're gonna want to eat this week! Packed with rotisserie chicken, sliced apples and strawberries, this salad is filling and flavorful! (Yes, those are toasted ramen noodles on top. They're my favorite. What of it?)
Friday's Dinner: Patatas Bravas Hash Brown Crust Pizza
We love pizza on a Friday night, and I love this twist on the classic. This Patatas Bravas Hash Brown Crust Pizza from Pook's Pantry elevates the classic Friday night dish just a bit (without being impossible for those of us who don't have tons of time to make it) and makes for a unique dinner for the whole family!
Side Dish Option: Potato Dinner Rolls
Y'all. I haven't made bread in a loooooooong time, but I absolutely adore it. Pastry Chef Online is inspiring me (and hopefully you!) to make your own Potato Dinner Rolls at home this week. And how could we not? They look so fluffy and flavorful to pair with ANY of the dishes above!
Dessert Option: Patriotic Strawberry Bruschetta
I figure there's never a bad time to serve a patriotic dessert, but with Memorial Day weekend coming up, I wanted to go ahead and offer a dish that's easy, delicious and colorful for upcoming gatherings. The best news is you can make it in advance, so you're not scrambling the day of, too!
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