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May 2017 Monthly Menu Plan!

Did you know that May has lots of holidays worth celebrating? It does! Like:

  • May 1 – May Day!
  • May 2 – National Teacher Day!
  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo!
  • May 6 – Kentucky Derby!
  • May 14 – Mother’s Day!
  • May 24 – National Brother’s Day!
  • May 28 – National Burger Day!
  • May 29 – Memorial Day!
  • May 31 – World No Tobacco Day!

Sounds like we should celebrate the month by leaving baskets of tobacco-free, hamburger-laden, Mexican-loving, horse-racing goodies for our neighbors, brothers sand teachers.  That should be easy enough, right?  Right!

Lest that doesn’t intrigue you, maybe we should honor the month by honoring our wallets.  And an easy way to honor our wallets is to menu plan. It’ll save you money and time.  Which, since time is money, menu planning will save you money and money.  That’s a lot of dough!


The Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Menu:

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The Dinner Only Menu:

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Its okay if you don’t like these recipes or these ideas – make your own!  Just open the Excel version, delete what you don’t want and keep what you do want!  I have a menu plan that works for my family – you should have one that works for yours!

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:

Breakfast Recipes:
Breakfast Popsicles
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Sausage Bagel Sandwiches
English Muffins (top with butter, cream cheese, peanut butter or jelly)
Breakfast Burritos
French Toast Sticks
Scrambled eggs
Cinnamon Rolls
Fried Eggs
Bagels (top with butter, cream cheese, peanut butter or jelly)
Baked Oatmeal

Lunch Recipes:

Tortilla Roll Ups
Easy Skillet Nachos
Chicken Nuggets
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, Broccoli Cheese Soup
Bean & Cheese Burritos
Summer Sausage, Cheese & Crackers
Macaroni & Cheese
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Mini Pizzas
Cheese Quesadillas
Cobb Salad
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Egg Salad

Dinner Recipes:
Smoked Sausage & Potato HashPizzadillas
Spicy Chicken Rigatoni
Fiesta ChickenChicken Parmesan Sandwiches
Stuffed Pepper Casserole
Sweet Asian Chicken
Chicken Enchiladas
Ham & Swiss Pinwheels
Homemade Chicken Strips
Pepperoni Roll
Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches
Ham & Cheese Crescent Bake
Chicken Tettrazini
Oven Fried Chicken
Oven Baked Chicken Fajitas
Bubble Pizza
Slow Cooker Sweet Sesame Chicken
Taco Salad
Creamy Chicken Pockets
Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells
Sausage Lasagna Rolls
Chile Colorado Burritos
BBQ Ribs
Crock Pot Smothered Pork Chops
Chicken Tortilla Soup and Paninis

 Jayme is a wife to 1 and to four 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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