Another monthly meal plan is here and I am in a meal planning funk! Lately, I have been dreading being in the kitchen. I’ve been busy with work and I feel uninspired to cook. So this month I’m keeping it simple and trying to do some batch cooking to make my weeknights easier. We do have some special events and a camping trip that will actually make meal planning this month so much easier.
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What about Breakfast and Lunch?
I don’t plan our breakfasts and lunches. Our children are 12 and 14 and are pretty independent with these meals. I just make sure we have basic supplies on hand so they can help themselves.
Breakfast basics we keep on hand:
- Cottage Cheese
Hot breakfast meals I like to make occasionally:
Lunch basics we keep on hand:
- Lettuce and tomatoes
- Bread and wraps
- Tuna salad
- Chicken Salad
- Egg Salad
- Raman (if you have teens you probably have Raman Noodles in your house)
- Macaroni and Cheese
- Cut Vegetables and dip
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May Meal Plan
Meatloaf – I made 2, put one in the freezer for another day.
Chicken Enchiladas – with salad
Hamburger BBQ (you might call them sloppy joe’s) I made extra for the freezer.
Thai Red Curry with Chicken, recipe from AverieCooks.com – with rice and broccoli
Taco Salad with chips and Mexican rice – Looking for fun Taco Tuesday Dinner Ideas – Click Here (once a week)
Zucchini Herb Casserole with added smoked sausage.
Pizza Night (2 times)
Black Bean Burgers on the grill with salad
Rotisserie Chicken (from Costco, of course!) with potatoes, roasted veggies and salad
Hamburgers on the grill with potato salad and cole slaw
Lasagne with salad and garlic bread
Sausage White Bean Soup
Curried Lentils over rice with roasted broccoli and cauliflower
Chicken Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce. Peanut Sauce Recipe from The Toasted Pinenut
Baked Potato Bar – topped with beans, salsa, veggies and cheese.
Leftovers (at least once a week)
- Hotdogs and beans
- Mountain pies over the fire – with pizza fillings, ham and cheese, and other fillings.
Dining Out or Other meals:
- School Event (hotdogs)
- School Picnic (BBQ Chicken)
- Date Night (hopefully Thai!!)
- Dinner from a local restaurant
- Nurture Life Meal: Italian Sausage Marinara with Rigatoni
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