Menu Plan: May Day


I’m not going to lie to you all– I’m glad last week is over!


All went well, but it was definitely a busy one. The funniest moment, for me, was when I was flying from CCD (where I teach and my children attend) at 5:24 pm to make it to the baseball field by 5:30. I was at a total loss of how I was going to feed my young ball player, who hadn’t been home since 8:25 that morning.


I needed something he could eat in five minutes that would fill him up a little, but not too much. It had to require next to no prep since my day was ridiculously jam-packed. It also had to be able to hold up for 2 1/2 hours without heat or refrigeration.


When all was said and done, I tossed a Lunchable to him in the backseat. He paused, looked at it, then back at me. “Mom… you haven’t fed me a Lunchable in all my eight years.” He’s right! But, in that moment? It got the job done. No shame in that!


Here’s the plan for this week:




Breakfast (for the littles before 7:30am Mass)–Cheerios, Yogurt

Brunch–Waffles, Apples, Bananas (<– the boy’s breakfast request for the month)

Snack–Veggie tray and popcorn

D–Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken (<– I more than double the soy sauce in this, to be honest, but it’s super tasty!)



B–Brown Sugar & Raisin Oatmeal, Milk

D–Sourdough Cracker-Crusted Pizzas 



B–Cinnamon Roll Bread, HB Eggs, Clementines

D–Chicken & Rice Burritos (these are already made and in my freezer)




B–Yogurt Muffins, Apples, Milk

D–Spanish Rice with Shredded Slow-Cooked Pork



B–Cinnamon Honey Oatmeal, Clementines, Milk

D–Split Peas w/ Ham (date night for us!)



B–Blueberry Mango Smoothies, Toast

D–Ranch-y Chicken & Veggie Pizza



B– … I haven’t planned this far ahead, yet! :) I plan to grocery shop on Friday, so we’ll definitely have plenty of food.




And that’ll do it!


What are you most looking forward to eating this week? 


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3 comments to Menu Plan: May Day

  • Susan

    Most days of the week, we leave the house at 7:15AM and get back home at 7:15PM. I pack morning snack, lunch and an after school snack in my son’s large lunch bag. I also bring a cooler pack in the car for him. It stays cold all day long. I always have a box of milk, water/Gatorade for the athlete, clementines and some kind of protein to carry him through until he gets home. I don’t buy lunchables myself but it’s a great car snack and it has protein necessary for our athletes.

  • I’m working on some meals for the freezer. Have you frozen your cinnamon roll bread? I love that stuff, but not sure where I would freeze it in the process. Bake it first? Not?

    I actually feel like myself when I’m cooking more. I look forward to the summer, as long as the kids will cooperate with me being in the kitchen. Ha! Libbie loves to help, though, and David might be getting old enough to dump ingredients, too.

    • I am SO sorry that this comment got lost in the shuffle and I haven’t replied sooner, Jessie– I don’t know how that happened. I have frozen the cinnamon roll bread baked, but not frosted. I’ve also frozen balls of dough and started from there. I’ve never assembled the bread and frozen it unbaked, but that would probably work, too– I don’t think it’s a very fussy recipe. Really, I just wouldn’t freeze frosting. ;)

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