May first… May first… Holy heck it’s May 1st! Seriously, what the…
Here are my thoughts on the matter – Love the spring produce. Hate the allergies. Bring on the nice weather; hold back on the rain. Schedules’ are crazy as heck. Kids are going to be out of school in a month; I have no idea what I’m going to do with them all summer. Oh, and I’m having my third baby in a few months.
Yikes-a-roo. I can make up words on my own blog, right?
At least I don’t have to worry about what to make for dinner! Here’s the #MonthofMeals May menu plan for anyone interested in joining along. I’ve put some of my favorite Mom Favorite recipes on here, along with some other blogger recipes I want to try, and recipes from my magazines that I’ve been hoarding in my “to make” file.
Oh, and there’s one ingredient that makes several appearances in the menu that I usually don’t cook with (a particular craving of mine of late)… $10 Starbucks gift card to the first person to name the ingredient in the comment section!
Download your menu here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4JhpgIGl5LZV3h2clF3NVpob0k/edit?usp=sharing and print the recipes off as needed!
*New – Vegetarian and easily gluten-free labels!
May Menu Plan Recipes:
Saturday May 3rd:
Date Night! Book a sitter!
Sunday May 4th:
Wild Rice and Split Pea Salad, recipe from Mom Favorites
Monday May 5th: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!
All recipes available here!
Smoky Beef Tacos
Cumin Rice and Beans
Tuesday May 6th: Vegan
Tex Mex Potatoes (with leftovers from Cinco de Mayo menu), recipe from Mom Favorites
Wednesday May 7th:
Grilled Shrimp Scampi Packets, recipe from Mom Favorites
Thursday May 8th:
Grilled Sirloin Steaks
Smashed Potatoes with Bacon Salt, recipe from Food Network Magazine
Steamed Green Beans
Friday May 9th: Vegetarian
Honey Lime Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, recipe from Cooking Classy
Mixed Green Salad
Saturday May 10th:
Family Movie Night – order take out!
Sunday May 11th:
Chili Mac, recipe from Cooking Light
Monday May 12th: Vegetarian
Black Bean Burgers (frozen aisle)
Chipotle Cheddar Corn Casserole, recipe from Food Network
Tuesday May 13th: Vegetarian
Onion Soup Style Farro, recipe from Food Network
Roasted Broccoli, recipe from Mom Favorites
Wednesday May 14th:
Grilled Chicken Tenderloins (I like to use Allegro Original Marinade)
Roasted New Potatoes with Asparagus, recipe from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
Thursday May 15th: Vegetarian
Cheesy Sweet Corn Tamale Pie, recipe from The Hopeless Housewife
Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad
Friday May 16th: Vegetarian
Primavera Orzo, recipe from Mom Favorites
Saturday May 17th:
Family Date Night – Take the whole crew out for casual supper!
Sunday May 18th: Vegan
Fried Chickpea and Fresh Vegetable Salad, recipe from Rachael Ray
Monday May 19th: Vegetarian
Marinara Fondue with Tortellini Skewers, recipe from Mom Favorites
Tuesday May 20th: Vegan
Red Rice with Spinach and Dried Cherries, recipe from Food Network
Wednesday May 21st:
Chicken with Bacon, Cream and Peas, recipe from Cooking Light
Thursday May 22nd: Vegetarian
Southwestern Quinoa and Black Bean Casserole, recipe from Pinch of Yum
Friday May 23rd:
Grilled London Broil
Spring Strawberry Salad, recipe from Mom Favorites
Saturday May 24th:
Pizza Night – order take out or make your fave!
Sunday May 25th: Vegetarian
Marinated Artichoke Pizza with Balsamic Glaze, recipe from Mom Favorites
Mixed Green Salad
Monday May 26th:
Tri-color Pasta Salad, recipe from Mom Favorites
Tuesday May 27th: Vegetarian
Greek Yogurt Mac ‘n Cheese, recipe from A Dash of Soul
Peas and Onions (BirdsEye Brand)
Wednesday May 28th:
Roasted Salmon with Soy Glaze, recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Steamed Snow Peas
Thursday May 29th: Breakfast for Dinner!
Bell Pepper Egg Muffins, recipe from Mom Favorites
Friday May 30th:
Slow Cooker Memphis Pork Pitas with Southwest Slaw, recipe from Le Creme de la Crumb
Saturday May 31st:
Go on a family picnic! Pick up some favorites or make your own picnic staples!