Wow – It’s May already! (Well, practically). The year is flying by. Soon kids will be out of school. Summer vacations will be had. Pool days will be attended to. Baseball and softball will be in full swing. Fireworks will be bursting in the air. Man, oh man! I’m ready! I think.
But first, I have to get through the month of May before I feel like summer has really started, ya know? So, here we go – planning my meals for the month of May! A good plan makes for good eats makes for good grocery trips!
Don’t want to take the time to plan? Use this one! Want to come up with your own? That’s okay too — there’s a blank calendar included. Check out the new meal planning book ‘The Extraordinary Art of Meal Planning‘ for tips on how to meal plan. But just do it!
- The easy-to-print version as a .PDF.
- The pre-filled file in Excel.
- An empty file in Excel. Make your own menu plan!
Recipes in this menu plan:
Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers
Ham & Cheese Crescent Bake
Spicy Chicken Rigatoni
One Pot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Homemade Chicken Strips
Taco Ranch Chicken
Bow Tie Fiesta
Glazed Pork Chops
BBQ Chicken Tostadas
Grilled Sausage & Veggie Packets
Barbeque Chicken Sandwiches
Southwestern Chicken Pizza Rolls
Garlic Alfredo Tortellini
Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes
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
It’s 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!
How can I make this even easier?
To make things easier, 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!
Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to four little boys. She tries to coupon, builds a smart stockpile, and always meal plans. 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.