School’s almost out!!! Can you believe it? This is the last month of school for most of the students. That clearly starts ushering in summer! I personally am dreaming of the produce stands – watermelon, sweet corn and home-grown tomatoes. Bring it on!!! I’m ready!
Speaking of being ready, did you follow last month’s menu plan? Anyone use the breakfast & lunch options? I’m curious if that’s valuable to people. Right now, I’m a working mom and my kids eat at daycare, but starting this summer, I’ll be transitioning to a stay-at-home mom and just having a plan on paper for more than just dinner makes my mind rest a little easier!
Just like last month, I really only did 2 weeks of breakfasts and just rotated through them. Lunches are on a 3 week rotation. My boys don’t mind repetition, but that still provides a little variety.
The Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Menu:
The Dinner Only 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 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 don’t like your recipe?
Awesome! Use whichever 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?
Breakfast & lunch are simple and repetitive while still providing variety. For dinners, I try to have a lot more variety each week – some beef, some chicken, and some pastas. That way you won’t get too bored. 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. Check out these easy crockpot instructions for bulk cooking chicken and bulk cooking ground beef. It makes it super quick to pull meals together!
Recipes in this menu plan:
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Sausage Bagel Sandwiches
English Muffins (top with butter, cream cheese, peanut butter or jelly)
French Toast Sticks
Bagels (top with butter, cream cheese, peanut butter or jelly)
Tortilla Roll Ups
Easy Skillet Nachos
Soup Ideas: Baked Potato Soup, Slow Cooker Ham & Bean Soup, Slow Cooker Ham & Potato Soup, Cheesy Veggie Chowder, Chicken Noodle Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Ham & Bean Soup, Slow Cooker Chili, Taco Soup, Vegetable Soup
Bean & Cheese Burritos
Summer Sausage, Cheese & Crackers
Macaroni & Cheese
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Homemade Hamburger Helper
Honey Garlic Broiled Chicken Thighs
Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Ham & Cheese Crescent Bake
Spicy Chicken Rigatoni
Homemade Chicken Strips
Kung Pao Shrimp
Bow Tie Fiesta
Glazed Pork Chops
Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches
Grilled Sausage & Veggie Packets
Barbeque Chicken Sandwiches
Southwestern Chicken Pizza Rolls
Garlic Alfredo Tortellini
Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells
Sweet Asian Chicken
Sausage Lasagna Rolls
Parmesan Baked Pork Chops
Tex Mex Chicken Casserole
Italian Sausage With Bow Tie Pasta
Santa Fe Chicken Foil Dinners
Stuffed French Bread
Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to three little boys (soon to be 4 this summer!). 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.