Try These Cool Recipes for a Pleasant Warm Weather Dinner With Your Family

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Now that summer’s in full swing, your kids are probably home much more than usual. What a wonderful feeling that is, but it’s probably a bit tougher to keep food in the house and keep up with creating great meals to keep everyone satisfied.

We understand your struggle! That’s why we’ve put together a list of recipes to consider trying this summer. They’re guaranteed to appeal to every appetite in your family, no matter how picky! Keep reading to find the next big hit for your household.

BZTs

Why not consider this unique spin on the classic BLT? The “BZT” sandwich involves two of the usual ingredients—tomato and bacon—but also one of its own. Zucchini is a colorful and fresh addition to any sandwich. It’s also more nutritionally dense, for those who are interested in serving up a more balanced treat for their families. This is a great way to encourage your kids to scarf down their veggies, especially with the help of a bit of creamy mayonnaise or gooey, melt-y cheese. What could be better on a cozy summer evening?

Fried Rice

Whether or not you like Chinese food, fried rice is quite easy to make (and cheaper than ordering out)! Making homemade fried rice involves a generous amount of leftover rice, should you have any on hand. The rest of the ingredients are up to you, but generally include scrambled eggs, peas, and some sort of meat. Beef fried rice is the cheapest variety, but you can always splurge a bit and use shrimp for a more colorful and tasty variation!

Shrimp Tostadas

A Time to Shop shrimp tostadas
Shrimp Tostadas

Taco night will never be the same with this fresh, colorful variation! All it takes to make shrimp tostadas are some corn tortillas and grilled shrimp. Another classic addition is avocado, which always adds a bit of creamy, healthy goodness to just about any Mexican or Mexican-inspired dish. You can always add other toppings as well, such as cilantro, salsa, onion, peppers and much more. Best of all, their open shape makes them fun to eat for your little ones!

Flank Steak

A Time to Shop flank steak
Flank Steak

Can anyone turn down a well-cooked steak? We doubt it! Flank steak is quite versatile, meaning you can alter its tastiness however you’d like! Turn to any number of marinating techniques or sauces and experiment with it until you find something your family will completely enjoy. Garlic is always a good choice for any marinade, so be sure to include it! After seasoning, all that’s left is throwing it on the grill and letting it sear to caramelized and juicy perfection! Enjoy with a nice salad and/or your potato dish of choice and you’ve got a classic and delicious meal.

We hope you’ll be able to take advantage of these recipe suggestions to find something your family will love. If you’re looking for other ways to please and/or entertain your family throughout the summer, you can also visit our blog!

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