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It’s May! (Or almost May!) That means May Day baskets, graduation parties and Memorial Day. It also means warmer weather, which is perfect for grilling! Put those soup recipes away and get out the goods to grill. I like this time of year as my husband is the grill master at our house, freeing me up from some of the meal prep duties. I like that!

Here’s a monthly menu plan for the May. Hopefully, you find it useful in planning your own menu.


What if I don’t cook every night?
Awesome! I don’t either – we often have leftovers 2-3 night/week. Just take this basic plan, cut out some meals and make leftovers part of your plan!

What if I don’t want a particular meal on a specific night?
Awesome! Just take this basic plan and swap meals around.

What if I want to see the Excel version?
Awesome! You can download it here.

What if I don’t eat beef? Or chicken? Or pork?
Awesome! Just take this basic plan, remove the foods you won’t eat and put in foods you will eat.

What if I don’t know how to make that meal?
Awesome! Included are the links for the recipe that I usually use.

What if we always have pizza on Friday nights?
Awesome! (Can I come over?) Just remove my Friday meals and put in pizza.

What if I want to plan for more than just dinner?
Awesome! Feel free to print this out, write out breakfast & lunch meals. Or you can edit it in Excel and make it your own!

What if I don’t like your recipe?
Awesome! Use which ever recipe you normally use and just use this basic plan as a suggestion.

What if I have my own monthly menu plan?
Awesome! Care to share it? Share it down below in the comments so that we all can see it and be inspired!

What’s cool about this menu plan?
I tried to have a variety of meals each week – some beef, some chicken, some pasta, some soups. That way you won’t get too bored. But there are also plenty of ways to save time when using this menu plan. Examples: When prepping chicken at the beginning of the month, make enough for the other recipes and freeze it for future use. When making ground beef, brown 2-3 times the normal amount and freeze that. It makes it super quick to pull meals together!

Recipes in this menu plan:
Chicken Tettrazini
Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole
Grilled Sausage & Veggie Packets
Creamy Chicken Pockets
Taco Salad
Spaghetti Pie
Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
Homemade Hamburger Helper
Chicken, Green Chile, & Cheese Enchiladas
Ham & Cheese Crescent Bake
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
Chicken Alfredo Bake
Ham & Broccoli Strata
Oven Fried Chicken
Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast
Slow Cooker Creamy Spaghetti
Parmesan Baked Pork Chops
Italian Baked Hoagies
Tex Mex Chicken Casserole
Italian Sausage With Bow Tie Pasta
BBQ Ribs
Slow Cooker Barbeque Beef Sandwiches
Slow Cooker Lasagna
Chicken Quesadillas
Saucy Chicken Broccoli Bake
Tortilla Pizza
Chicken Stir Fry

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to three little boys. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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  • Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl April 28, 2015, 11:25 am

    Tacos and taco salads are one of my favorite meals to make during the week. They are easy and are almost always relatively inexpensive 🙂

    • jayme @ No Regrets Living April 28, 2015, 12:11 pm

      For sure! I have a tendency to forget about them because I don’t have a “recipe” for them in my cookbook. So easy to pull together!

  • Tshanina | Thrifty T's Treasures April 29, 2015, 3:48 pm

    Boy, that Slow Cooker Balsamic Pot Roast sure does sound yummy!


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