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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Sweet 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 including 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 (consider this your reminder to defrost your freezer now, too, to be ready for the new season!).
May is also a busy time of life for many of us (holidays, end of school, etc.) so you'll find a lot of quick meal ideas this month, too, with planned leftovers in addition to a dessert idea perfect for spring.
I hope this list of dinner menu ideas helps you in planning 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)
May Dessert Idea
Light, tart and sweet Glazed Lemon Cupcakes make a perfect spring dessert.
What about Saturdays & Sundays?
Our family’s menu always has a couple of standards for the weekends - it's one of the ways I make menu planning easier!
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!