Monthly Menu Plan - May

Since moving into our “not the dreamhouse” home, I’ve had to come up with some new ways to organize things, such as paper. In the process of sorting through papers of all sorts (ha ha), I ran across some recipes I had forgotten about, which will be featured in this monthly menu plan. It’s always good to add a few new recipes to the file, don’t you think? 🙂

Here’s what’s cooking at our house this month:

WEEK 1
May 1 – Roasted Chicken. An absolute staple at my house, essential for thrifty cooking, since I can repurpose the leftover chicken in oh-so-many ways!

Poppy-Seed-Chicken

May 2 – Poppy Seed Chicken. A kid favorite at my house…can’t you tell? 🙂

May 3 – Chicken & Wild Rice Soup. Another kid favorite, and a great way to get some delicious broth from my roasted chicken. Hubby likes it with several slices of crusty, no-knead bread.

 

WEEK 2
May 4 – Hamburgers. Sunday is a great day to be lazy around the house in the afternoon and grill out for dinner.

May 5 – Chicken Pot Pie. I make mine with either pie crust or a homemade biscuit topping. Kids love either one.

May 6 – Crock Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken. Can’t wait to give this one a try. It was featured last week on one of my favorite cooking blogs, seeded at the table. If you make it, let me know what you think!

May 7 – Spaghetti & Meatballs.

salmon salad

May 8 – Salmon Salad. Another grilling favorite. Kids like the salmon separate from the salad, but that’s okay, as long as they’re eating salmon and enjoying it!

May 9 – Calzones.

May 10 – Brats. Love these on the grill, especially covered with sautéed onions and peppers. Yum!

WEEK 3
May 11 – Jambalaya. Look for the recipe coming soon. Ever since I visited my brother in New Orleans, where he worked as a teacher for a short time after college, I’ve been hooked!

cheesy-chicken-and-rice-bake

May 12 – Cheesy Chicken and Rice Bake.

May 13 – London Broil. I love this flavorful meat, both hot-off-the-grill and later as sandwich meat!

May 14 – Sesame Chicken. Time to add some Asian cooking into the mix. This recipe is especially easy and bit healthier than the take-out variety.

Hearty Steak Pie Bite

May 15 – Hearty Steak Pie. Time to use some of that beef in my freezer!

May 16 – Potato Soup. I might mix it up a little and make a spicy variety that my friend Julie shared with me. Even though we’re heading into warmer weather, soup still takes good!

May 17 – Tater Tot Casserole. Seriously, who doesn’t love this oldie-but-goodie?

WEEK 4
May 18 – Fried chicken. I threw this one in to keep the husband happy. He says I could make it every night and he’d never get tired of it!

May 19 – Sloppy Joes.

Roasted chicken

May 20 – Roasted Chicken. I need some shredded chicken again! The chicken is so moist and flavorful.

May 21 – Tacos. My middle child requested this one. Kids love the tacos with soft tortillas or hard shells, either one.

May 22 – Chicken Squares. I don’t think I’ve ever posted this recipe, so I’ll be sure to send out the recipe this month!

Kung Pao Chicken

May 23 – Kung Pao Chicken. A mommy favorite, especially served with crescent rolls. I still have some green onions frozen from last year’s garden harvest that will add just the right flavor.

May 24 – Chili. I’ve been experimenting with some new chili recipes. When I get it perfected, I’ll be sharing. Have a good recipe you love? Send it my way, please!

WEEK 5
May 25 – Taquitos. Love these!

May 26 – Grilling out. (I know the menu board says “Meatloaf,” but I totally forgot about the Memorial Day holiday!)

chicken-fajitas

May 27 – Chicken Fajitas.

May 28 – Beef & Broccoli. One of my sister-in-law’s favorites. I’ll be sharing the recipe this month. Let me know if you try it!

May 29 – Spicy Ham & Black Bean Soup. I froze the ham bone after Easter. Pulling it out this week for some yummy soup, served with a loaf of crusty bread.

May 30 – Fried Chicken. Keeping my guy happy!

May 31 – Biscuits and Gravy. Sometimes, you just have to serve breakfast for dinner. 🙂

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