Wednesday, April 30, 2014

May Meal Plan

On Sunday morning I made my menu plan for the month of May while the girls slept in and I enjoyed a couple cups of hot coffee.  As usual I made the plan based off of things we already have on hand in the freezer and pantry.  I plan to purchase fresh produce and dairy purchases and a few pantry items as needed in hopes of coming in under budget to make up some of the deficit I have going right now.

This is what I came up with: 
  • Taco Soup
  • Chicken Garlic Pizza
  • Italian Sausages & Peppers w/ Pasta
  • Hamburgers
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Chicken & Black Bean Burritos
  • Cobb Salad
  • Vegetarian Chili
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwiches & Tomato Soup
  • Spicy Black Beans & Rice
  • Tomato & Basil Pasta
  • Cheese & Vegetable Quiche
  • Baked Chicken & Stuffing
  • Steak Fajitas
  • Lentil Soup
  • Grilled Chicken Sandwiches
  • Denver Egg Scramble
  • Sausage Calzone
  • Broccoli Lasagna
  • Grilled Steak & Baked Potatoes
  • Stir Fried Veggies & Rice
  • Cheese Omelet
  • Bean Burritos
  • Ravioli w/ Pesto 

With Mother's Day this month we have a special menu planned for that day.

Stuffed Portabello Mushrooms
Pasta Alfredo
Spinach Salad
Strawberry Shortcake

There are quite a few meatless meals planned this month for a number of reasons.  Health being number one as I try to cut down on the amount of fatty red meats we consume.  The benefit of that is we are eating more fruits and vegetables and making our freezer reserves last longer in the process.  I think it will help our budget stay on track with the rising price of groceries these days too.

What is on your meal plan next month?


  1. Please save a seat for me at your table- everything sounds YUMMYYYY!!! :)
    You inspired me to make a monthly meal plan. I've never done that before- I struggle at times to make a weekly meal plan, but I gave it a shot. Ya know what- it wasn't that hard! I may try to do it this way from now on. And like you said, I think it saves a ton of money because all the meals for the entire month are planned around what I already have. I stole a few meals from your plan and put them onto mine (the Sausage Calzones sounded awesome!) Also on my plan I have things like Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches (crockpot meal), Meatloaf, Pancakes, French Toast, Vegetable Soup, Rice and Beans, Homemade Pizza, and Spaghetti mixed with a can of White Clam Sauce. Thanks for sharing your menu! :)

    1. My pleasure. Glad you can get some use out of it. I find weekly menu planning is harder and takes more time than a monthly one does. And then I have a whole month before I have to think about it again. You've got some great things on your meal plan as well. Enjoy!

  2. Your mother's day dinner sounds wonderful.


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