” … the eBooks are brilliant, helpful, and timely in today’s hectic and fast-paced lifestyle.”  {Jasmine @ Far Above Rubies}



summer edition lnc





This 50-page ebook is a compilation of some of our family’s favorite summer-time meals, whole food helps and resources, and pantry lists for each menu.


The recipe index includes every thing from grainless dishes to whole grain favorites, fresh salads with homemade dressings, meat-based and meatless meals, skillet meals, slow cooker meals, and even a few ideas for the grill.



Along the way, you’ll find my oft-used tips for cutting meal prep time,

frugal living habits,

whole food tips,

and help with navigating food allergies.

In fact, each meal includes a gluten-and-dairy-free variation (since this is the way we eat).



The 2-week menu plan:



{week 1}

Herbed Chicken and Quinoa with Strawberry Spinach Salad & Poppy Seed Dressing

Mama’s Garden Soup

Summer Skillet Combo with Turkey Meat Loaf Patties

Black Bean Salsa

Garden Skillet Spanish Rice & Apple Cole Slaw

Veggie Sketti with Herbed Green Beans

Chicken Cacciatore with Garlic Peas and Carrots (and How to Soak and Steam Brown Rice)

{Week 2}

Creamy Noodle Bake and Sunny Citrus Salad with Homemade Dressing

Mexican Squash with Beef (with Homemade Salsa and pico de Gallo recipes)

Chicken Salsa Soup

Okra Gumbo Skillet Dish (and How to Cook Quinoa)

Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Overnight Slaw

Lemon Broiled Fish over Mediteranean Rice with Honey Glazed Veggies

Avocado Tacos with Mexican Medley Salad

{Healthy Breakfast Recipes}

“Live” Breakfast Smoothie

Buttermilk Flapjacks

Smarty Pants Pancakes (gluten-free)

Favorite Gluten-Free Flour Blends for Pancakes

Peanut Butter Granola

Buy The Cottage Mama Plans Her Summer Menu for just $3.95!



If you’re looking for some fresh inspiration this summer, or simply want to get started planning healthy, frugal meals, here’s your chance!

I’ve done all the prep work for you, so now you can begin your week with a well-planned, nourishing menu for your family.


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4 thoughts on “{the Cottage Mama} Plans Her Summer Menu

  1. Just ordered it.. I am so excited to check it out.

    Posted on June 4, 2013 at 2:26 pm
  2. Thanks for making another one! The first one was great…looking forward to using this one soon! 🙂

    Posted on July 23, 2012 at 10:55 am
  3.  It’s a good E-book!   Already enjoying a recipe for dinner tonight. 

    Posted on July 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm
  4. just ordered it!! I loved the first one:)

    Posted on July 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm