Menu Plan Monday, May 4, 2014 – Leftovers Don’t Have To Be Boring

Weekly Menu Plan May 2013

 This week’s menu plan, created with the help of Plan To Eat.  They sure do make creating a menu with items from the freezer an easier process.  I scrolled down the recipe choices till I found something to use what I had, dragged it to the appropriate day and printed off the menu to post on the refrigerator.


  1. Shakes
  2. Cereal
  3. Cereal
  4. Zucchini bread muffins
  5. Shakes
  6. Oatmeal
  7. Biscotti, fruit, yogurt


  1. Eat out
  2. Pizza
  3. Pulled Chicken with Apple-Cucumber Slaw, french fries
  4. Grilled Sirloin Steak, Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries
  5. Eat out (use gift card)
  6. Honey-Chipotle Turkey Meatballs, rice, steamed carrots, tomato and onion salad
  7. Salad


  1. Leftovers (from freezer, too)
  2. Eating out (using gift cards)
  3. Grilled Spiced Pork Patties with Greens
  4. Macaroni and Cheese
  5. Pulled Pork Burritos, rice with salsa and cilantro
  6. Salad
  7. Salad


leftover ham with cranberry walnut chutney

Ham topped with Cranberry Walnut Chutney.  Warmed up and finished with sides.

leftover ham with cranberry walnut chutney 4 mashed  potatoes carrot sticksMeatloaf with a side of sour cream mashed potatoes and carrots.

breakfast using what I have leftoversBreakfast for supper – biscuits and gravy, fried apples and omelettes (the white box contains leftover chopped and added to the eggs).  I had leftover biscuits, some leftovers from a meal we ate out,diced apples in the freezer that needed to be used up, and a random packet of gravy in the pantry.

Tomato and shredded cheese sandwiches

Extra slices of tomato placed on top of homemade or bakery bread. Add other toppings as desired: cheese, salami, jam, balsamic vinegar, onions (grilled or raw), etc.

Shepherd's Pie Supreme 2

Shepherd’s Pie Supreme – chili, mashed potatoes and nacho cheese dip.  Layer and warm.

There are many more ways you can reuse or improve upon leftovers. I find in many dishes flavors improve with a bit of time, things like meatloaf and chili especially. Take a step back and look at them in a new light.  You never know when you will create something you really enjoy … and may never be able to make again.  🙂

Linked up with OrgJunkieIn and Out of the Kitchen,

For more ideas also check out This Week For Dinner.

Also check out Confessions of a Homeschooler’s  May‘s Monthly Meal Plan.

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