A Time For Simple Meals – Menu Plan Monday, May 12, 2014

Weekly Menu Plan May 2013

I knew starting this month that the last few weeks would include a little guest at our house.  This little guest is a Jack’s friend.  Separately they are both high energy and stubborn.  Put together they have fun, but can also be “emotional”.  It is a short phase in life where simple meals will be good as I can’t exactly leave them to their own devices for too long.

We are also still continuing to eat from the freezer.  When the month started I planned out all my meals.  I really did try to save the simple or pre-made meals for this week, at least for the lunches.

At the time of this month’s menu planning I also wasn’t sure about likes or dislikes.  Taking into account where we live currently, I was pretty sure this wouldn’t be the week for a curry dish or falafels.  I tried to stick to something more mainstream, diet wise, for the area.

strawberry plants may 6 2014

There are small green strawberries already appearing.  I am very much looking forward to the time in the near future where we can have fresh strawberries with our pancakes.


  1. Shakes
  2. Cereal
  3. Cereal
  4. Pancakes
  5. Shakes
  6. Cream of Wheat
  7. Eggs, toast, fruit


  1. Eat out
  2. Spaghetti with meat sauce
  3. Dad’s Meatloaf with Tomato Relish (pre-made, in freezer), potatoes, corn, beets
  4. Pizza
  5. Superfast Salisbury Steak, rice, peas, beets
  6. Salad
  7. Sliced ham, potatoes, peas, beets


  1. Leftovers (from freezer, too)
  2. French Toast (pre-made, in freezer), spiced peaches
  3. Tangy Black Bean Soup (pre-made, in freezer)
  4. Chicken Enchiladas (pre-made, in freezer), rice with salsa, leftover veggies
  5. Sandwiches – salami/turkey salad, chips, pearsauce
  6. Shakes
  7. Salad

spiced peaches collage


Linked up with OrgJunkie.

For more ideas also check out This Week For Dinner.

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