Quick Meals for a Relaxed Summer
June 12, 2023 | Christine Hradek
This week we are kicking off a new series all about our go-to meals for summer. In the summer I like to have more time outside looking after my plants and flowers and I tend to travel more often as well. I’ve shared before that cooking is something I really enjoy, but I also like to have quick meals that do not require much cooking so that I have time to relax and enjoy a slower pace.
I tend to grill outside a lot in the summer and when I do, I make a lot so that I have leftovers. Here are some go-to recipes that I can pull out that work well with leftover grilled meat or veggies.
- Quick Pad Thai uses frozen vegetables and comes together in the time it takes to boil some noodles. I can use any leftover protein I have on hand. This makes good use of leftover chicken or beef and best of all, it makes six servings, so I have leftovers!
- Chicken Fajitas come together in a snap when I have leftover cooked chicken. Sometimes I even have leftover grilled peppers and onions making this a no-cook meal. I enjoy the filling in tortillas, quesadillas or even on lettuce for a taco salad.
- Cranberry Almond Wrap calls for cooked chicken and grilled chicken works great in this recipe. You can mix up the add-ins to suit your tastes. You can even swap the mayonnaise for salad dressing, if you like.
In addition to these types of recipes, I also put grilled chicken, beef and veggies in my freezer throughout the summer. That way once grilling season is done, I still have the convenience of ready-to-go cooked foods. Next week Katy will share her go-to summer meals. Let us know what recipes you make again and again in the summer on our social media!