Thursday, May 11, 2017

Dinner Menu Plan -Family Dinner Ideas - May

We're almost halfway though May and I haven't yet shared my menu plan. I've been working my blog a lot - just on back end technical stuff.  I've been slacking on sharing new ideas. Honestly, it will be a little slow around here at least until July. I have Trek, girls camp, and a family vacation in June. I will be gone for over half the month and the other half I will be either packing, unpacking or recuperating!

So without further ado, here's this months 4 week menu plan.

Family Dinner Ideas

This month's tip: Plan certain types of meals on certain days. For example, I like to have sandwich type meals in the spring/summer. So I will pick a day, say Wednesdays, that will be sandwich day and we'll have hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken sandwiches and Italian Subs on Wednesdays. Sundays we have roast or chicken with mashed potatoes. Friday we usually have some type of pizza. Tuesday's are easy meals. This really helps me - I can think of 4 meals within a category and then fill in the rest.

For more ideas see my other menu plans:
January Meal Plan
February Meal Plan
March Meal Plan 
April Meal Plan

  May Dinner Menu Plan


As always I have included the main dish, but for a complete meal, you will need to add your favorite veggies and sides.

Here's a key:
**super easy
* easy
+ new recipe - I haven't tried it yet
^ plan ahead

Printable Menu

For almost all of the meals, I have included links to the recipe. Just click on the meal to be taken to the recipe. If there's not a link, it's because I feel that it's easy or basic enough that you probably know how to make it. However, I would love to answer any questions you may have. Please ask!

Week 1
Sunday:  Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Sunday Dinner Rolls
Monday:  Ravioli {Frozen}** & Homemade Breadsticks
Tuesday: Waffles**
Wednesday: Pork Barbacoa Nachos^
Thursday: 3 Cheese Pasta Bake with Chicken  +
Friday: Pizza Loaf
Saturday: Chicken and Broccoli over Rice^

Week 2
Sunday: Pork Chops, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and  Rhodes rolls
Monday: Salmon
Tuesday: Breakfast Burritos*
Wednesday: Hamburgars & Hotdogs*
Thursday: Dump & Bake Chicken Parmesan*
Friday: Pizza
Saturday: Shrimp Linguine*

Week 3
Sunday:  Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Sunday Dinner Rolls
Monday: Tacos*
Tuesday: German Pancakes*
Wednesday: Chicken Sandwiches
Thursday:  Cafe Rio Chicken^
Friday:  Calzones
Saturday: Chicken Parmesan*

Week 4
Sunday: Sunday Roast^, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, and Grandma's Dinner Rolls^
Monday: Chef Salad
Tuesday: Pigs in a Blanket**
Wednesday: Pulled Pork Sandwiches^
Thursday: 7-Up Chicken^, Marinated Shrimp Kabobs & Creamy Mac & Cheese^
Friday: Mini Pizzas**
Saturday: Manicotti  and Homemade Breadsticks

I'd love to hear about how meal planning works for you.

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