This week was quintessential summertime around these parts. We kept busy with VBS, swim lessons, and a trip to the Ohio State Fair. This week, we’re getting ready for my son’s fourth (FOURTH?!) birthday party, so things won’t be slowing down just yet.
Quick meals with all the fresh summer produce are still the name of the game around these parts, and we’ve got a bunch for you this week. But what I’m really swooning over is that Watermelon Slushy. Yowza, what a treat for a hot day!
Monday: Cilantro Lime Chicken Skewers- Diary of a Recipe Collector
Grilled chicken breasts marinated in a delicious cilantro and lime sauce make a great grilling recipe to try soon
This Fresh Tomato Soup is a great way to use garden fresh tomatoes and basil. This creamy soup goes great with grilled cheese and is freezer friendly, so you can enjoy this summer favorite all year round!
Enjoy Thai food at home with this quick and easy, sweet and spicy Chicken Pad Thai.
Thursday: Easy Beef Burrito Skillet- Little Dairy on the Prairie
Easy Beef Burrito Skillet is a homemade one pan meal the whole family will love! You can serve it as a “naked” burrito and eat it straight from the skillet, or you can add the filling to tortilla shells to make more traditional beef burritos, make burrito bowls, and even turn it into a burrito salad
Dried apricots and fresh basil, add bright, warm weather flavors that would make this make ahead Apricot Basil Chicken Salad stand out in any picnic lineup.
Drink: Slushy Watermelon Mint Lemonade- Little Dairy on the Prairie
Is there anything better than sipping on Slushy Watermelon Mint Lemonade on hot summer days? Watermelon shares the perfect amount of sweetness with lemonade, mint gives it amazing flavor, and ice makes it slushy! It’s a summer drink combo you’re likely to make a habit out of! It’s also a really great way to use up leftover watermelon!
This Southwest Green Chile Corn Casserole couldn’t be easier! Cumin and green chiles stud this velvety, comforting side that’s full of Monterey Jack cheese.
Breakfast: Nutella Swirl Puffy Pancake- Diary of a Recipe Collector
An easy to prepare oven-baked pancake filled with swirls of Nutella
A homemade pineapple cake is topped with a layer of crushed pineapple, whipped cream cheese, and pudding for a refreshing and creamy summer dessert.
Mixed Berry Pavlova is the perfect summer party dessert! It’s simple, beautiful, refreshing, and a definite crowd pleaser.