Use the seasonal May Dinner Menu Ideas listed below as inspiration and a starting point for your own family menus - simple, whole foods everyone enjoys.
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May. The promise of warmer weather, the start of grilling season (at least up north where we are...), and hopefully fresh garden lettuce is coming on strong.
There are quite a few fresh seasonal choices for May, like asparagus, spinach, and green onions (find more seasonal foods for May here).
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 (here's your reminder to defrost your freezer now, too, to be ready for the new season!).
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 a busy time of life for us so you'll find a lot of quick meals this month, too.
I hope this list of dinner menu ideas helps you plan your family's meals for May!
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
Greek Style Shrimp and Orzo, spinach salad (with leftover dressing from above)
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!