Fourth of July Week Menu Plan


As much as I love holidays and especially the Fourth of July, I admit I struggle with menu planning around them. If I was the supermom that I want to be, then we’d be having exciting red, white, and blue meals 3 times a day all week-long. However, I’ll do good just to get dinners that somewhat please everyone on the table. Here is what we will likely be eating around here this week and maybe we’ll have some red, white, and blue meals for breakfast or lunch but I’m not going to worry if it doesn’t happen.

MONDAY (baseball practice?)

fajitas and burritos (for the boys)

TUESDAY (J has an 8p.m. baseball game)

pork chops, baked potatoes


Pork chops


Roast made into BBQ sandwiches

BBQ sandwich made from roast plus French fries (pickles count as a vegtable with this meal as well!)

BBQ sandwich made from roast plus French fries (pickles count as a vegetable with this meal as well!)


I’ll be contributing something somewhere I’m sure 🙂  Probably crunchy coleslaw and the boys and I will make our traditional Fourth of July cookies for fun.

Crunchy Coleslaw

Crunchy Coleslaw

Our Fourth of July cookies from last year.

Our Fourth of July cookies from last year.


Pizza, either homemade or I’ll cash in my Papa John’s points depends on how wiped out everyone feels from Thursday’s festivities.

Are you celebrating the Fourth of July this week?  What is on your menu for the week?  Do you make your meals match the holidays?  If you need some inspiration or ideas, go check out the links for Menu Plan Monday over at

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8 thoughts on “Fourth of July Week Menu Plan

  1. Felicia

    I keep forgetting that this week is the 4th. I am so out of the loop on dates right now. I totally understand the just making sure food gets on the table feeling. I’ve been there for a week now with all the craziness.

    I think we might end up doing the BBQ sandwiches from the roast I am cooking Sunday. It’s always such an easy meal.
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    1. Jean Post author

      I have an 8 year old son who has been reminding us about the Fourth of July since mid-June! Easy meals are the best especially when life is busy.

    1. Jean Post author

      I’m glad to know I’m not alone on that. I know that my boys don’t always get overly excited about my efforts either.

    1. Jean Post author

      I do think a red, white, and blue meal would be fun but a bit more work than I’m willing to put in just for meals.

  2. Kristy

    Easy is best! I like your possible ordering pizza idea for Friday! I think we’ll be doing bbq chicken and a side with blueberry-cherry strawberry shortcake (to make it red white and blue and take advantage of grocery store sales). But I’m not messing with red white and blue breakfast and lunch! My kids will probably be disappointed. Although…if I put red, white, and/or blue sprinkles on their sandwiches…they’d love that.
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    1. Jean Post author

      Oh, I like the sprinkles idea although I do know that mine would NOT like it on their sandwiches but maybe I could add them to the top of a blueberry muffin mix I found. The grocery stores are having some great deals right now, aren’t they?

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