A Month of Dinners: Menu Plan for May

In an attempt to make my life a little easier, I'm planning all of our dinners for May at once.


Let's see... Not much has changed since I posted our menu plan for April.

The non-blogging areas of my life are still taking up most of my time. Caroline took her first solo steps earlier this month (!) and requires a little more supervision than before. When I can carve out time for myself, I'm spending it pitching potential clients.

Even so, I, somehow, still managed to write four new blog posts this month, including this one. And I'm happy with that. Happy because I'm writing when I feel inspired to write rather than when I feel pressured to.

What a difference!

As I did last month, I put together a list of posts that I want to share with you. Here's a sneak preview of what's to come on the blog:

  • a Mother's Day gift guide (or what to buy me for my birthday)
  • a recipe for a dessert I never thought I'd like
  • the update about my mission to find purpose in 2016 (that I thought I was going to share in April)
  • a revised version of one of my favorite pizza recipes
  • a ticket giveaway for a local food event

It sounds a little ambitious, so, before I psyche myself out, here's our menu plan for May. ;-)

Menu Plan for May

Week 1: May 1 - May 7

Sunday: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Tater Tots (yes, I'm serious)
Monday: Quinoa Salad with Sourdough Croutons
TuesdayBoneless New York Strip Steak (from Omaha Steaks) with Chipotle Sweet Potato Fries (from Omaha Steaks) and Sauteed Spinach
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Margherita Pizza
Saturday: Dinner Out

Week 2: May 8 - May 14

Sunday: Happy Mother's Day (in other words, Mama's not cooking)
Monday: Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, and Avocado Sandwiches on Toasted Baguette
TuesdaySlow Cooker Chicken Marsala (from Creme De La Crumb) with Penne
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice / Happy 36th Birthday, Michelle!
Thursday - Saturday: Visiting Connecticut

Week 3: May 15 - May 21

Sunday: Grilled Italian Sausage with Bell Peppers and Onions
Monday: Panko-Crusted Salmon with Broccoli and Buttered Egg Noodles
TuesdayPasta Salad with Baby Arugula and Grape Tomatoes
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday - Saturday: Dinner Out

Week 4: May 22 - May 28

Sunday: Spaghetti with Basic Baked Meatballs and Marinara Sauce
MondayShrimp Fried Rice with Fiery Lime Sauce
Tuesday: Grilled Eggplant Caprese
Wednesday: Stephen's Choice
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Pizza with Spinach and Caramelized Onions
Saturday: Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, and Avocado Sandwiches

Week 5: May 29 - May 31

Sunday: Penne with Garlic and Olive Oil and Roasted Broccoli
Monday: Grilled Cheeseburgers with Mom's Potato Salad / Happy Memorial Day!
Tuesday: "Big Salad" with Chopped Romaine Lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Carrots, Bell Peppers, and Hard-Boiled Egg

Thinking of starting a menu planning routine? Check out my previous menu plans, as well as these helpful meal planning tips.

Do you plan your meals? What's on your Menu Plan for this week/month? I'm always looking for dinner inspiration, so let me know in the comments!


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