Meal Plan: Summer Week 10

Rainbow Delicious Shopping List Summer 2013 Week 10

Week 10 Corn Avocado Tomato SaladSummer Harvest Salad from Dine and Dash

Prep Time: 10 minutes  Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes

Time estimations assume you grill you corn cobs, if you roast the corn (like me) then it will take you 10-15 more minutes.

Ingredients: Avocados, Grape or Cherry Tomatoes, Sweet Corn, Fresh Basil, Lime Juice, Unsalted Butter, Salt, Black Pepper.

We all loved this salad, even the kids! I roasted my corn (400 degrees for 15-20 minutes) instead of grilling it and it was delicious, although if I had a grill I would definitely have grilled them.

Week 10 Summer Salad Peaches, Cherry Tomatoes and HerbsSummer Salad from the Kitchy Kitchen

Prep Time: 15 minutes   Total Time:  15 minutes

Ingredients: Yellow Peach, Heirloom Tomato, Cherries, Basil, Cilantro, Mint, Lime Juice, Agave or Honey, Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper.

This salad was unique and delicious! Rick thought it tasted weird (his standard critique of any and all dishes which contain fresh mint) but I thought it was great and my son Maverick also went crazy over it.  I used honey instead of agave and when I make it again I will leave out the fresh mint and then see if Rick has anything negative to say about it… my guess is he will love it.

Week 10 Mexican LasagnaMexican Lasagna from Annie’s Eats

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutes Total Time:  1 hour

Ingredients: Black Beans, Corn Kernels, Green Onions, Cilantro, Oregano, Garlic Powder, Salt, Cumin, Crushed Tomatoes (Fire Roasted), No Boil Lasagna Noodles, Shredded Mexican Blend Cheese, Hot Sauce.

Everyone in my family loved this lasagna! It was super easy to make and was full of flavor.  I added some black olives on the top and used fresh corn kernels.  I didn’t add the hot sauce because I thought my kids would think it was too spicy, but next time I’m going to just add a little because I felt like it could have used a little kick.  I used a little more cheese than recommended… I can’t help myself!

Week 10 moroccan PizzaMoroccan Roasted Garlic Pesto and Cashew Pizza from Half Baked Harvest

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients: Favorite Pizza Dough, Head of Garlic, Cilantro, Parsley, Mint, Jalapeno, Cashews, Olive Oil, Feta, Pepper, Zucchini, Roasted Red Pepper, Marinated Artichokes, Paprika, Cumin, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Kalamata Olives, Mozzarella Cheese, Feta Cheese.

What a unique and flavorful pizza! It’s one of those pizzas surprised me; I didn’t expect to like it as much as I did.  For the pesto sauce I didn’t add the mint (see above: Rick never appreciates mint) so I increased the amount of cilantro and parsley and added a little bit of basil in there too.  Besides that I followed the directions as is and we all thought it was great.  If you have an adventurous palette I recommend trying this pizza out!

Week 10 Greek Tortellini SaladGreek Tortellini from Two Peas and Their Pod

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients: Cheese Tortellini, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumber, Kalamata Olives, Red Onion, Feta Cheese, Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar, Garlic, Oregano, Salt & Pepper.

Yum! We loved this easy tortellini recipe! We made a lot and it was great for leftovers straight out of the fridge the next day. If you don’t like kalamata olives you could easily substitute with plain black olives. I thought I might have to do that but it turns out my little Adelaide is like her mommy and loves salty kalamata olives too.


Rainbow Delicious Shopping List Summer 2013 Week 10



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  1. What a yummy week! I can’t wait to try the pizza! And I love the website update!!!!!! It is SOOOO cute!!!

  2. Hi Emily –

    I’ve just started following your blog and can’t wait to get to the grocery and get started! Quick question, though…Are these recipes all you serve on a given night? For instance, the Summer Salad looks delicious, but was it enough to fill up your husband?

    Thanks for what you do!

    • Hi Cara Ann, I’m so happy that you have started following the blog and I hope you enjoy trying out the recipes on the weekly meal plans.

      To answer your question, it depends… some weeks I make one recipe per night, but other weeks I include some salads/dishes that are better off as sides. I don’t really specify because every family is different, but this week I would recommend doing the summer salads as sides either with the other dishes (lasagna, pizza, or tortellini) or with something else quick like quesadillas, a quick pasta or grilled chicken, depending on what your family is into. I would say that no, the summer harvest salad definitely wouldn’t be enough to fill up my husband, although it would probably be enough for me some nights.

      Let me know how it goes and if there are any more questions I can answer for you!

  3. What a great menu for the week! Thanks so much for sharing and the link love 🙂

  4. I’m always a little intimidated by your culinary prowess, so I was excited to see the word “easy” and the 10-minute prep time in your description of the Mexican lasagna! Maybe I will actually be brave enough to cook something now. 🙂 And totally agree with Meg–the site looks FAB!!

    • Hi Jamie! The lasagna recipe really is easy, you can totally do it! Let me know if you make it and how it goes over with everyone; I feel like it matches with your family’s flavor profile. Oh, and I think I forgot to mention this in the actual post, but a little sour cream on the lasagna is the way to go!

      Thanks for your compliments about the new site design, that means a lot coming from you! xoxo

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