Here's your FREE Weekly Meal Plan for Week 20, May 16 - May 22. Don't let dinner time be a daily crazy event! It's hard, right? I hope these menus are helping you to stay on budget and save time in the kitchen!
If you have any suggestions or needs, let me know. I'd love your input. Together we can enjoy delicious affordable meals!
Table of contents
- Meal planning and prepping tips
- May 16
- May 17
- May 18
- May 19
- May 20
- May 21
- May 22
- Meal Planning Worksheet
- Related Recipes
Meal planning and prepping tips
If you're new here...
Every week, I share a free meal plan for you to use the following week. You'll have seven main dish recipes, along with a few extras and of course dessert.
Typically the weekly meal plans are named by number of the week and date. For example, if the plan is for the first week of January, I'll name it Weekly Meal Plan 1 - Jan 3-9. Next year the plans will be updated for the corresponding dates and tasty new recipes!
Don't forget - if you have a busy day and plan on eating out, just drop a day off the menu and adjust the meal plan to fit YOUR busy life!
Here are some shortcuts and tips for this week's menu!
- The Raspberry Orange Strata is great because it's made ahead the day before, making dinner or brunch a breeze for Mother's Day! The granola cane be made ahead as well. It's amazing.
- Best part about lasagna is that it's best when made ahead it tastes even better! Put it together Saturday or Sunday and bake. Allow to completely cool and refrigerate. Leftovers freeze GREAT!
Stretch your budget - shredded chicken
This week will include some recipes using shredded chicken and with shredded chicken, there are ALWAYS some leftovers.
If you're like me, you don't want to eat the same meal twice - so in case you're wondering what to do with the leftovers, here are some great ideas for you to consider!
- tostadas - top with refried beans, shredded chicken, lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream and olives - a spoonful of salsa and YUM!
- nachos - same as above ☝️☝️☝️- double YUM!!
- chicken spaghetti (we love this dish!)
- chicken salad
- chicken pizza
- chicken noodle soup
- chicken sliders
- burritos and burrito bowls
- chicken wrap
- chicken pot pie or chicken pot pie soup - pure comfort food!
- chicken sandwiches
- freeze it!
What sounds good to you? There are some yummy meals here!
Queso Chicken Enchiladas
One word for this one.... YUM! I do love me some enchiladas!!!
This recipe uses leftover queso cheese dip (delish!) Which is perfect for movie night Saturday, then leftovers turn into this meal on Sunday! If not, use a couple cans of undiluted cheddar cheese soup (Campbell's). That would be a great substitute.
Serve it with a side of Spanish rice, chips and salsa - delicious!
This is seriously one of my favorite meals! It's a spicy bbq chicken. It can be made in the slow cooker or instant pot - your choice!
Pile it on a hoagie roll and top with provolone cheese. Tuck it under the broiler for a minute until the cheese is all melty and delicious!
Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe
This has been my go-to for years! Take a simple jar'd pasta sauce and up the anti with a few additions. It makes all the difference in the world! Make double and freeze a second batch of this Easy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe.
Serve with your favorite pasta, a simple bagged salad and a loaf of garlic bread.
Brown Bean Soup Recipe
Brown Bean Vegetable Soup - you guys know I'm a big fan of bean soup and this one is delicious! If you can't find brown beans, use pinto beans they are delicious and readily available. This soup is so good!
Left over garlic bread from last night is the perfect side - keep this meal easy!
Leftover shredded chicken
Tonight it's your choice! Pick from the list above and use the leftover shredded chicken for your favorite meal!
What will it be for dinner tonight? I'd love to hear what you choose!
King Ranch Casserole is a real favorite in our house. Once you try it, you'll be a fan as well. It's like chicken enchiladas without all the fussy prep - love that!
Two weeks ago when we visited my folks Mom made a Rhubarb Pie and boy was it good!
Use a store bought crust or my family pie crust recipe!
Rhubarb is only available for a short time every year, so now is the time to grab some at the store! If you love it and enjoy making jam, then be sure to get enough to make Strawberry Rhubarb Jam - it is amazing!
Meal Planning Worksheet
Click on the link below to download a PDF of the meal planning worksheet so you can easily make notes and your grocery list for this weeks recipes!