β€οΈπŸ’™ Meal Plan for June 30 - July 6, 2024 + Life Update! β€οΈπŸ’™ 7 Dinners + 3 Summer Salads + 3 Cakes for the 4th of July! β€οΈπŸ’™


This is my Saturday weekly newsletter, with my selection of 7 weeknight meals + 3 Summer salads for the upcoming week (6/30/24 - 7/6/24) + a life update at the bottom (Colorado hiking season continues!) + 3 Summer cakes to share with the crowd for the 4th of July celebration!

DAY 1: Basil Pesto Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Bake​

(30 Minutes, One-Pan)

DAY 2: Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp​

(30 Minutes, One-Pan)

DAY 3: Chicken Feta Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Spinach​

(30 Minutes)

DAY 4: Creamy Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Orzo, Spinach, and Mushrooms​

(30 Minutes, One-Pan)

DAY 5: Garlic Butter Chicken with Zucchini, Corn, and Ravioli​

(30-minute meal made with store-bought ravioli)

DAY 6: Honey-Garlic Glazed Salmon with Mango Salsa​

(30-Minutes)

DAY 7: Creamy Tuscan Gnocchi with Spinach, Artichokes, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes​

(20-Minutes, One-Pan)

SALAD 1: Avocado Corn Tomato Salad with Bacon and Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing​

SALAD 2: Creamy Broccoli Cashew Salad with Apples, Pears, and Dried Cranberries​

SALAD 3: Strawberry Spinach Salad with Blueberries, Pecans, Feta, and Balsamic Dressing​

(perfect for the 4th of July!)

LIFE UPDATE

It's been a hectic week for me, with less outdoor time than I'd like (though I did create many new recipes). The frequent rain didn't help either. However, when I did manage to get out for a hike, I tried to capture as much beauty as possible.

By the way, here's the view of my little town from above. I took these photos at the 10,000-foot elevation at the peak of my daily hiking trail. You can see the buildings and homes down below:

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Beautiful aspen trees are everywhere.

The wildflower season is just beginning, with the peak expected to be throughout July. While the best blooms are still to come, I still find lovely little flowers daily.

With the 4th of July just around the corner, here are three crowd-pleasing cakes that are sure to be a hit at any summer gathering!

​Strawberry Blueberry Cake​

​Raspberry Lemon Cake​

​Pear Almond Cake​

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