This week I had considered focusing on a 4th of July related post, but decided that by the time I posted it, it would be more helpful for the following week, I just provided a few grilling recipes that you may want to consider for the holiday, but they are good for anytime. That said, have a wonderful July 4th Holiday!
Meals for the Week of June 27, 2001
Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken for Two- Another main dish salad to add to your collection, the dressing is great and this meal is a good use of leftover chicken, or plan ahead to poach some chicken so that you just assemble the salad at dinner time. Perfect for a hot evening when you don’t want to turn on the stove.
Pineapple Chicken Kebabs with Quinoa- This dish has a simple and delicious honey mustard sauce which is great with chicken. Quinoa is easy to make, it’s sort of like making cous cous, but it’s got great protein but low fat.
Chicken & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzo- This is a light meal, perfect for summer and the beauty of orzo is how quickly is cooks compared to larger pasta.
Super Easy Crockpot Fajitas- This is one of those dump-in-the-crockpot-and-leave-it recipes. I don’t use the packet seasoning mixes, any taco seasoning mix or your own seasoning combo will work fine.
Grilled Veggie Tostadas- The recipe provides some specific veggies, but you can really make this however you want.
Honey Chipotle Glazed Ribs- If you made the fish tacos that called for the chipotle chilis in adobo sauce, then you can use some more of the chilies in this recipe.
Grilled Lime Shrimp- Shrimp cook quickly and this marinade is bright and zesty. Another good option to serve for bbq guests.
Grilled Chicken with Balsamic Glaze- I also include a recipe for a vegetable stir fry (or sauté, which might be the more accurate name) and if you have a pan for using on the grill, you could do use that instead of the stove.
Baby Back Ribs Adobo- Love this take on making ribs. So good!
Pasta Salad with Grilled Summer Vegetables and Fresh Mozzarella- This is basically a side dish, but it could be a meatless main dish or eat with the chopped grilled chicken and it’s a one bowl meal. Great to bring to a potluck or to make ahead and pack in your lunch during the week.
Short Cut to Grill Corn- I love this method for grilling corn. Perfect for the upcoming holiday!
Strawberry Cream Pie- This is a great pie for summer. Bring this to a BBQ and people will love you!