Menu Plan for the Week ~ the Oven-Free Edition

Oven Free Real Food Menu Plan

The time of year has come that I’m avoiding the oven. In fact, our entire menu this week is ovenless, except for the Dark Chocolate Almond Granola we baked a couple weeks ago and have on hand for a cool breakfast.

One of my very favorite no-oven ideas is to Bake Potatoes in the Crock Pot. There are all kinds of fun toppings for baked potatoes. Since they bake easily in the crock pot, we’ll likely be having different baked potato varieties all summer long.

Here’s what we’ll be eating this week. I love fun summer foods!

Sunday, June 1
Homemade instant oatmeal, raspberries
Baked potatoes in the crock pot (with ham, cheese, and sour cream), peas, strawberries
Small group potluck

Monday, June 2
Green machine milkshakes, scrambled eggs
Chicken salad on lettuce and tomatoes, cantaloupe, sweet peppers
Calico beans in the crock pot, tossed salad, watermelon

Tuesday, June 3
Dark chocolate almond granola, blueberries
Tuna salad on crackers or lettuce and tomatoes, carrots and cucumbers, cool pineapple cream dessert
Grilled burgers, pickles, watermelon, green beans

Wednesday, June 4
Pineapple mango smoothies, fried eggs
Pasta salad bar with chicken and veggies, apples
Salmon patties, tossed salad, grilled asparagus, blackberries

Thursday, June 5
Chocolate whipped cream on strawberries
Grilled hotdogs, baked beans (on the stovetop), sweet peppers, cucumbers and carrots
Italian roast wraps, lettuce and tomato, strawberry creamsicles (recipe coming this week)

Friday, June 6
Creamy orange cooler, toast
Lamburger patties, lettuce and tomato, cheesy cauliflower cakes, sweet peppers
Grilled barbeque chicken, tossed salad, sweet corn, steamed broccoli and carrots

Saturday, June 7
Scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, strawberries
Hamburger cream cheese dip with chips, sweet peppers, grapes, cherry tomatoes

Have you been doing much grilling so far this summer?


  1. Robyn Owens-Miille says

    I’ve been using the crockpot for the last few weeks (pot roast, salsa chicken, and baked potatoes!). I broke out the electricle griddle this morning to make up a huge batch of pancakes and also sent the hubby to Wal-Mart to get a refill tank for the grill. It’s most definitely the time for the oven to get shut down for a while. I may break down and make a batch or two of cookies for the boys one night this week after the sun goes down.


  2. says

    Our grill died a couple of weeks ago and we are going to get another one this week. WE miss it! We love grilling out year round, especially this time of year (corn on the cob, fruits, burgers) YUM!


  3. Jen says

    Laura, what kind of crackers do you use? Or do you make all the crackers you eat?


    Laura Reply:

    I do make many of our crackers (our favorite is this recipe But often I buy Back To Nature brand crackers. They aren’t the best, but they are a much better store bought option. :)


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