I am trying to better job of having some meal variety and to spend less. So I made a May menu plan inspired by Dawn at Blessed Beyond Measure.
You can visit her sweet blog here Blessed Beyond Measure
She plans out a month of meals in no particular order and allows 7 days open to use up leftovers. That sounds like a plan that will work for us. I like leaving some days open to allow for leftovers or change of plans.
May 1 was already a day I didn't cook a meal at home. We were not very hungry after the big meal at church so I just fixed us some cheese toast for a light supper.
I planned this menu around groceries we already have. I made notes by a few dishes about ingredients still needed.
I should not have to do much shopping this month except for fresh ingredients and the few ingredients needed for recipes.
The menus are chicken-heavy as we found a good chicken sale last week at the commissary. They are also Mexican-heavy as we have big packs of both corn and flour tortillas. And we like spicy, Mexican dishes.
May 2 We had green enchiladas and they were so good! I softened 8 corn tortillas in about 1 Tablespoon of hot oil and drained them. Then I filled each one with some cooked chicken and cheese and rolled them up. I put them in a greased baking pan and poured a little can of verde salsa on top (about 8 ounces). I put a little more cheese on top and baked for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
May 3 Dirt E Rice, slightly modified, still delicious
We have leftover enchiladas and leftover Dirt E Rice tomorrow's supper will be a leftovers of choice night.