"" Three Ladies and a Dad: Menu Plan Monday: Full menu for May

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday: Full menu for May

My goal for this month's menu is to make up as many meals as I can ahead of time and stick them in the freezer. With NO EATING OUT this entire month, I have a feeling it will help me stick to our goal for the month.

With that being said, I plan on making one big shopping trip this weekend with my grocery cash in hand. Here we go:

Week of May 4

Monday: Pot roast (trimmed of all fat) with carrots & potatoes
Tuesday (Cinco de Mayo):
Mini taco bowls with corn and black beans, Sombrero cookies

Wednesday: Beef veggie soup, using leftover pot roast
Meatball subs and a salad (make extra for freezer)
Friday: Pot roast burritos, using leftover pot roast (Check out One roast, three meals.)
Saturday: Picnic at the park...sandwiches, a bag of chips and lemonade
Sunday: Baked tilapia with lots of spice, wild rice and a veggie (Happy Mother's Day!!)

Week of May 11
Monday: Roasted chicken, a veggie, and homemade rolls
Tuesday: Stuffing topped chicken, mashed potatoes and a veggie (using chicken from Monday)

Wednesday: Italian beef in the crock pot with crusty sourdough bread
Thursday: Recession noodles (so simple, fast and kid friendly!)
Friday: Chicken on the grill (marinated in FF Italian dressing) with sides TBD
Pizza night
Sunday: Beef & Broccoli served over rice

Week of May 18
Monday: Meatloaf from the freezer, corn and a salad
Homemade burritos with corn and black bean salad
Chicken broccoli lo mein

Thursday: Biscuits and gravy and/or omelets with Easy oat bread from the freezer
Texas chicken quesadillas

Saturday: Picnic at the park...sandwiches, a bag of chips and lemonade
Sunday: Steaks on the grill, baked potatoes and a veggie

Week of May 25
Monday: Paninis and soup
Tuesday: Hamburgers and homemade baked fries (trying these homemade buns)
Wednesday: My birthday...Jeremy and the girls can cook and surprise me. If not, we will have Salisbury steak, a veggie and another side.
Thursday: Chicken caeser salad wraps (A common meal for us in the summer.)
Betty Crocker's Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken & Mexican Style Rice
Saturday: Pizza night
Sunday: Chicken and rice casserole

Snacks: Vanilla scented granola, applesauce, popcorn, oatmeal muffins, yogurt and graham crackers, Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie, Apple carrot muffins

For more menu ideas, check out I'm an Organizing Junkie!

Food is an important part of a balanced diet.
-- Fran Lebowitz


April said...

I make those Texas Chicken Quesadillas ALOT! They are a huge hit at our house and soooo simple to make!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

Seriously...you are like super MOM. Putting us all to shame here, but I do take lessons from you and I enjoy hearing about all your plans

Mom to 3 QT's said...

Hey. I love the menu. This is my first week of planning a menu and buying ahead of time for the whole week. I got some of the "5 meals 1 bag" off of Kraft foods.com. The meals are pretty good (not the best I've ever made) but they are easy and I don't have to spend a ton every night that I decide to go to the store. I spent $50.00 this week for the whole week. I was impressed with it. I saw the Italian Beef on your menu....ask Donna about hers. Its wonderful!!

MemeGRL said...

You are so kind to come over to my blog to share the pot roast "stretchers!" That's totally on my next week's menu now. I really appreciate it! I had so much fun seeing what you are making this month...looks awesome!