Dinner menu ideas for the month of May – simple, seasonal, and from scratch. Including easy slow cooker dishes, using leftovers and sides.
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!
May – the promise of warmer weather, the start of grilling season, and hopefully fresh garden lettuce available. There are quite a few fresh seasonal choices for May (see a list of seasonal foods for May here) and this month also finds us working hard to use up last year’s food from the freezer so we have room for the new season’s preserved food.
Asparagus is high on our list of seasonal foods and I love a good artichoke (which I get pretty much to myself in our house, ha – more for me!), but May is also busy for us so you’ll find a lot of quick meals, too. I hope this list of dinner menu ideas helps you plan your family’s meals for May!
As always, if you need more ideas for menu planning, you can always 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
May Dinner Menu Ideas
Chicken-Bean Haystacks: freezer beans cooked with chili-powdered seasoned tomato sauce over tortilla chips topped with: shredded leftover chicken, shredded lettuce & cheese, chopped onions, salsa and guacamole and/or sour cream
Slow Cooker Sweet Chili Chicken & Vegetables served over noodles or rice
Grilled sausages, grilled asparagus, onions & sweet peppers, leftover French bread
Easy Chicken-Spinach Calzone, 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!