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Menu Plan: Week of July 1

This week's menu is filled with recipes that do not require the oven

We are going through a heat wave, so this week’s menu is all about keeping the oven off as much as possible!

MondayTomato and Herb Soup and a garden salad

TuesdayChicken and Mango Salad with Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing I found mangoes on sale for $0.58 each at Winco and might have bought 8. We all have our weaknesses! :)

Wednesday – YOYO Leftover Buffet (YOYO = You are On Your Own, Mama’s taking a night off from cooking)

Thursday – Grill Hamburgers and hotdogs, Grilled Corn, Slow Cooker Baked Beans,

FridayGuadalajaran Swiss Chard Quesadillas, Mexican Rice, and Black Beans.

Saturday – Grilled Salmon and Grilled Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipes coming soon!)

Sunday – Use leftover baked beans and black beans to make Miracle Leftover Chili and serve it with a garden salad.

If you need help getting started making a menu plan, you can read how I create menu plans, which includes mention of various methods I have used in the past. Another tool that is available to help is ZipList. I created a video, showing how I use ZipList to save recipes, make meal plans, and create shopping lists.

I also have printable menu plans, a shopping list, and other useful printables that you can download to make organizing your meal planning and grocery shopping a little easier.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this. I shared this on my FB page too.

    Hope you can try to keep cool!

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