Menu Plan ~ No Oven Necessary

Am I the only one who thinks spring was a little too short? It seems like we went from snow to air conditioning in about three weeks! Summer temperatures in our house mean meals that don’t require the oven. The late afternoons are so hot and I don’t like adding extra heat right before dinner.

Breakfast

Bagels

served with eggs and bacon

Whole wheat pancakes

served with fruit, orange juice, milk

Whole Wheat Waffles

served with fruit, milk

Oatmeal, Cereal, or Breakfast leftovers

Our Lunch List:

  • Sandwiches
  • Quesadillas
  • Grilled cheese
  • Leftovers
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Smoothies
  • Cheese and crackers
  • Yogurt
  • Fruit and veggies
  • Baked Potato
  • Sweet Potato

Dinner:

Grilled Pizza

this is seriously some of the best pizza I have ever tasted

Tacos

served with all the fixin’s

Crock pot BBQ Pork

served with salad, pineapple, bread machine bread

Cuban Chicken Salad

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Comments

  1. Mouthwatering photos!

    I can definitely relate to no-oven meals. I got most of my baking for the week done today, so the house will definitely be cooler going forward!

  2. I totally agree – spring was too short and it is already too hot for this pregnant mama! 🙂

    Please tell me how to get your kiddos to eat salad. I’ve served it tons of times but they just don’t care for it. My hubby and I love it, so I’d like for them to at least eat it (not necessarily love it).

    The 2 that could eat it are 5 and 3. And the 3 yo is a lovely, little dramatic picky eater.

    Any tricks? tips?

    (The Cuban Chicken Salad looks divine…)

    -Lauren

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Not all my kids eat salad. For example, when we have Cuban chicken salad a few of the kids will eat everything separately without the lettuce. The key to getting my kids that do eat salad to eat it is ranch dressing. I realize that sounds ridiculous, but it worked. From the time they were old enough to dip veggies I let them have ranch. They all love it so putting on a salad seemed normal to them. Maybe if you find a salad dressing that they like they will be willing to try it on salad?

      I have 4 kids who will eat salad and 2 who dislike it. Of the 2 that dislike it, one is capable of eating it and one will not eat it no matter what. He does eat lots of other veggies so I don’t worry about it too much.

  3. I recently started making a crock-pot pulled pork BBQ sandwich served with coleslaw and either fries or chips. The family loves it and my kitchen stays cool.

  4. Weather here in Rhode Island fluctuates from really bright and sunny (HOT!) to chilly (55) the very next day!
    That Crock put Pork Bar B Q looks delish!!!

  5. The Cuban Salad looks yum!!!

  6. Crystal says:

    Grilled Pizza has the best flavor! It’s also quick and easy, we even found out our local pizza shop will sell us dough for $1.50, if I forget to make mine ahead of time!

  7. I’ve got to try the grilled pizza one of these days soon. As for the weather, we can’t seem to get out of the rain. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that we have a beautiful day for my daughter’s graduation and parties on Saturday!

  8. Great photos! I also checked out your step-by-step bagel directions with photos. They look great and I’ve been wanting to learn to make bagels. Thanks!!

  9. Love the crockpot BBQ recipe! That’s great for a dinner or weekend (read: Memorial Day) entertaining. Thanks for sharing.

  10. We’ve had crazy weather here between cold and warm – serious thunderstorms with threats of tornados, etc. It hasn’t gotten over 80 yet though. I need to start gearing up for it though.That salad looks absolutely delish!!

  11. Nicole D says:

    Which recipe did you use for the pizza?

  12. Our weather seems to be doing the same thing! We’ve been utilizing a little electric grill (because I don’t know how to work a gas grill 🙂 I’m loving your meal plan…I might be using it next month for OAMC…sounds easy and oven free is always a good thing! And I’ve always wanted to try Grilled Pizza…definitely going on my list!

  13. Your bagels look really nice. I’ve only tried to make them once and they weren’t so pretty. lol

  14. Love your menu! Our weather has warmed up the past few days. It was warm today then it rained so I can’t plant anything in my new square foot garden as planned. I cooked dinner on the stove, using left over roast beef my daughter brought home from work the other day. It was just going to be thrown out. Cut it up, put in skillet with water, cook up carrots and onions with it, make a cream sauce, make mashed potatoes, add seasoning and all tasted good.
    Our weather has been chilly and wet for so long it’s just nice to see sun and blue sky for awhile. Spring is here, in Oregon, somewhere! :0)

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