Note: For 2015 I will be republishing our monthly menus from 2014, adding in new published recipes when appropriate. I hope you are able to use these seasonal menus as a starting point for your own family menus. Not sure why to menu plan? Check out all the great reasons here, plus get a free seasonal menu planning eBook!
I’m SO excited that it’s March – please, please, Spring, come soon! How many of you are as ready as I am? One of the main things I do in March is to start taking stock of our freezer and pantry preserved items to make sure we are using them throughout the next few months. This does two things: it helps us to use the produce within a year (usually the optimum time frame) and it makes room for the upcoming season.
So when meal planning for March I look for ways to use some of these items like frozen corn, pesto, green beans, beets, roasted tomato sauce and canned goods like diced tomatoes, pizza sauce, and salsa. And remember if you need more meal-planning help, tips or encouragement you can check out these articles in our archives:
- Menu Planning 101 (dinners)
- 5 steps to frugal menu planning
- Seasonal cooking through the year
- Weekly family menus
- Monthly dinner menus
- Our main dish, slow cooker, and soups & stews recipe indexes
Monthly Dinner Menu Ideas for March:
Soft Tacos with Easy Refried Beans
Mediterranean Fish Bake, green salad with cranberries & feta
Curry Sub Jee on tortillas with cheese and tomatoes (meatless meal)
Haystacks: us leftover chicken chili & 10 Minute Baked Tortilla Chips + lettuce, cheese, onions, tomatoes, etc. for toppings
Creamy Pesto Pasta with Chicken (use leftover chicken), green salad
Note: our family menu always have a couple of standards: Saturdays alternate between burgers on homemade buns (or pigs-in-blankets) & fries and homemade pizza; Sundays are mostly on-your-own leftovers (if nothing is available, a quick pasta is made using our frozen roasted tomato sauce or pesto).
I hope you enjoy and are able to use some of these favorite family meals of ours. You can follow me on Pinterest for even more simple, seasonal and from scratch dinner ideas!
I’m sharing this at Menu Plan Monday.