I’m a summer person. I love everything that has to do with it. Toward the end of the summer, I’m holding on to it for dear life. I resent the days getting shorter and the nip in the air that other people love. I eventually loosen my grip on summer and settle in to the reality of the cold and snow and the upcoming h0lidays. It seems that as soon as I’ve surrendered, I am overtaken with a weird desire to cook. Like a LOT. Huge pots of soup to divide and freeze, make-ahead meals, banana bread, pumpkin bread, etc. etc. I get caught up in the holidays and have a renewed interest in my cookbooks and dusting off my crockpot. Since the holidays bring more friends and family, I become obsessed with new drink concoctions, appetizers and party food.

Then it gets to this time of year when Spring is threatening and summer is right around the corner. Daylight savings time brings more sunlight and warmer weather. My mood improves. My interests shift to bike riding, less TV, gardening, and camping.  The last thing I want to do is cook. This time of year I want quick and easy meals so I can be in and out of the kitchen and back to whatever I was doing outside.

So many of you are so much like us, we’re guessing you feel the same. So for right now, this will be our last “Meal Plan”. We’ll continue to post our favorite holiday, drink, dessert and party recipes, and depending on your interest, will bring back the Meal Plans in the fall. Hey, you think if we focus less on food from now until fall we may drop some of that weight we put on this winter? Oh… you didn’t? Well I sure as hell did, and I’ve got to get a grip soon or I’m gonna look pretty stupid in my one piece full length long-sleeved bikini this summer.

With all that being said, here is the fifth issue of our Weekly Meal Plan. All the recipes here are quick, cheap and easy, and all are pretty darn good! Here’s a visual. Click below the image to download the recipes.


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Help yourself to any and all of the past meal plans as well. They are all in the FREEBIES category.

Please comment below if there is anything you’re particularly interested in seeing in the future. And, as always, we love when you share your favorite recipes with us (please only share those that have few ingredients and are quick to prepare).