Please welcome Katie Workman for this month’s meal plans! Katie is a mother of two hungry boys and a meal planning wizard, so much so that it led to the creation of her blog The Mom 100 and a cookbook by the same name.
The arrival of August elicits mixed emotions in me. On the one hand, it is the beginning of the last month of summer — the moment where we all start greeting each other with phrases like, “Where did the summer go?” (Please don’t say that to me just yet.)
On the other hand, this is the month when some of the best produce of the year fills the markets. Simply prepared meals almost seem to make themselves if you let the vegetables and fruits do the talking.
So I try to keep the time in the kitchen short, the level of ease high, the ingredients to a minimum, and the flavors clean.
A number of these recipes call for marinating, so read through the recipes and plan for that. The good news? When you get home, the food can go right onto the grill (or into the oven or a pan), and dinner is that much closer!