Monthly Menu Plan – May 2010

Happy May everyone.  I hope you are enjoying nice weather.  We’ve had a mix of cold and warm.  I hope it will stay warm from now on.  Well we’ve just had our first week of 30 Days to a Food Revolution.  I have learned so much already and can’t wait to read this week’s guest posts.  It’s also been great to see all of the interaction around this topic.  Thank you for joining in.

I hope to be sharing more on the weekends but this one seemed to get away from me.  Big deadline in our house on Friday of a book manuscript from my husband, Scott.  He’s working on the second edition of  The Next Level:  What Insiders Know About Executive Success.  He’s added a lot of new information which meant lots of work around here.  I’m still working on my e-cookbook and hope to have that ready soon.

I’ve also been working on a fun way to show our love for cooking real food.  I’ve created products in thewholegang Zazzle shop.  Still working on arranging things but it’s been fun to make aprons, mugs and tote bags.  I can’t wait for mine to arrive.  I hope the magnet will stick to my car.  ** 50% of any profit received will be donated to the Huntington’s Kitchen, formerly Jamie’s Kitchen.  If you want to donate directly, the kitchen is now being run by Ebenezer Medical Outreach.

I wanted to make sure I shared with you my menu for the month.  I’ve had to go back what I call a 50′s style menu where I’ve chosen a protein for the same night of the week.  It’s mostly like that but with some changes.  Nothing in our house can ever be exactly the same all the time.  Our lives are too busy and constantly changing.  But I find with a menu and a plan, it does make things easier and I spend less money.

I also had Brad, my picky eater, go through Jamie’s Food Revolution cookbook and pick out recipes he wants to cook with me and then he’ll have to eat them.  He choose carefully and mostly beef but with a few surprises in there.  Can’t wait to try more of Jamie’s recipes and get cooking with Brad.

Monthly Menu Plan -  May 2010

Gluten and Dairy Free Hamburger Helper from scratch

May’s Menu

1- Gluten & Dairy Free Hamburger Helper without a box!

2- Jamie’s Bacon Wrapped Cod

3- Chicken Pot Pie

4- Sweet Potato & Shrimp Tacos

5- Pork Enchilada Casserole – Happy Cinco de Mayo!

6- Jamie’s Posh Chicken with Proscutti

7- Sirloin Steak, baked potatoes and sugar snap peas  Celebrating end of AP exams!

8- Oyamel- their taking me out for Mother’s Day!

9- Crab cakes and broiled flounder and  green beans

10- Jamie’s Sweet and Sour Pork with rice and butter lettuce

11- Handmade Mushroom Ravioli- I can’t wait to try my hand at this now that I know how easy fresh pasta is to make.

12- Treating my two son’s to dinner out

13- Leftover Thursday

14- Rick Bayless Chicken with carrots, jalapeno peppers and caramelized onions

15- Fried Rice 3 ways, vegetarian, seafood, pork

16- Pan fried Sole, farmer’s market fresh veggies (yeah)

17- Ostrich Burgers, sweet potato fries, cucumber salad

18- Jamie’s Pasta, Peas and Pancetta with a salad

19- Roast Beef with  roasted vegetables

20- Leftover Thursday

21- Crispy Chicken with yucca fries and peas

22- Roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, local vegetables

23- Pan fried Tilapi, polenta fries, chopped salad

24- Quick fry pork chops, apples, green beans

25- Shrimp and Scallop Pasta with salad

26- Skirt Steak with zucchini cakes

27- Leftover Thursdays

28- Chicken Chow Mein with rice

29- Ostrich fajitas, salsa and homemade tortillas

30- Grilled Mahi Mahi with mangos and avocados

31- Jamie’s Pork and Mushroom Kebobs with grilled vegetables

I hope you will find some ideas in here to make your own Monthly Menu Plan!

4 Responses to Monthly Menu Plan – May 2010

  1. Cathy May 2, 2010 at 4:06 pm #

    I see lots of yummy things ! And I always plan for one week at a time. 4 weeks is a new concept to me!

  2. Jeff May 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm #

    Hello, my daughter is gluten free and I was going to try to stick to your menus. Where can I find the recipes for your meals? Thanks!

  3. Kelli May 3, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    I love that you mention what cookbook you are cooking out of. I like knowing what other people eat.

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