What's the meal plans for May?

@KristenH (31198)
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
May 4, 2021 6:44pm CST
Sorry I didn't get a chance to pop over here last night since I waited for my Uber Eats meal delivery arrive with my dinner. Sunday morning, my grocery list from Acme went a bit over my limit, so I had to cut some items back. Some I've gotten from Target via Shipt and the rest will be picked up at Acme this weekend. So here's my meal plans I'll be making for May as chicken meals and crockpot meals come back with two desserts, and spiralized recipes are on break for this month. Here we go! 1. Slow Cooker Chicken Ragu with Herbed Ricotta (New York Times)--It's been a long time since I've picked up a gem of a recipe from the NYT Cooking Section. When I saw it in the email last week, I know I had to try it. Other than chicken, I needed small carrots, olive oil, fresh thyme and oregano, can of crushed tomatoes, pappardelle (I'll be receiving it from Amazon on Thursday), parsley, basil and chives. This will be made this weekend. 2. Salmon with Pineapple Tomato Salsa (All Recipes Magazine, April//May 2021 issue)--This is one of the seafood meals I'll be making this month. Other than the frozen salmon I have left over, I just need Roma tomatoes, basil, and pineapple chunks. This is going to be my meal for Friday. 3. Veggie Stuffed Pasta Shells (All Recipes)--It's been a long while since I've made a stuffed shell recipes from Barilla. But this one features Ragu tomato sauce. Other than jumbo shells, I need shredded zucchini, onion, olive oil, baby spinach, shredded Italian cheese, and Ragu Think and Hearty Sauce. This is going to be scheduled for next week. 4. Farmer's Market Farro Bowl (Epicurious)--It's been a year since I've discovered recipes from that website. This is one of the recipes I've found from there that I'll be making this month. Other than pearled farro (which I never had before), I needed assorted ingredients like various veggies, gochujang, tofu, and unseasoned rice vinegar. This will be made later this month. 5. Crispy Chicken Salad with Yummy Honey Mustard Dressing (All Recipes Magazine, April/May 2021 issue)--This recipe looked so appetizing in the recipe. So I'm dying to try it out. Other than chicken, I need parsley, mixed spring salad greens, and other veggies. I'll be making this one next week. 6. Crockpot Swedish Meatloaf (Recipes that Crock)--I'm pretty sure I've made this recipe two years ago or so. I don't mind remaking it again since it been a long while. I've been swapping the ground meat with the turkey for the recipe and need graham crackers and onion, since I have the rest of the ingredients already on hand. In less than two hours in the crockpot, I'll have a delicious meal to make later this month. 7. Sky High Strawberry Pie (Taste of Home)--Since May is my birthday month, I'm celebrating with two strawberry-flavored recipes. Other than strawberries, I need a deep-dish pie crust, vanilla pudding mix (I brought at Target via Shipt), and heavy cream. I'll be trying this dessert recipe out next week. 8. Flatbread With Avocado Scallion Salsa (Epicurious)--This is the second dish from that website that looks so tempting to cook. I wonder which salsa dish would taste better or be equally fantastic to make. Other than an avocado, I need active dry yeast, scallions, cumin and coriander seeds (I need cumin from Acme this weekend), Greek plain yogurt, and parsley. And this recipes comes with a yummy creamy avocado dip you can use to dip pita chips into with pita or tortilla chips.) I'll be making this dish in mid-May. 9. Seafood Creole (All Recipes)--This is the second seafood dish I'll be whipping up this month. The recipe was oh-so-mouth-watering with the photos. Other than Old Bay Seasoning I already have, it needs white pepper (Purchased at Target via Shipt), tomato sauce, celery, green pepper, chicken stock, rock shrimp, bay scallops, haddock (I'll be doing cod as an substitute), and an onion. I'll be making this meal in two weeks. 10. (Low Carb) Strawberry Shortcake (Recipes that Crock)-Strawberry shortcakes are my favorite desserts ever to have. And it's so cool to make it in the crockpot. The reason I have low carb in parenthesis is because you need to CarbQuik (a low-carb version of Bisquick you can find only on Amazon and Walmart) and Swerve (which is a low-carb sugar alternative sweetener you can find in the same places. Acme has it for eight bucks.) So I'll be passing on this version and use plain Splenda and Bisquick. Other than strawberries, you need sugar-free whipped cream and heavy cream. 11. Meatsagna (Recipes that Crock)--Yes, you've heard me right. It has no noodles. Still swapping out ground beef with turkey, you need ground breakfast sausage, pork rinds (which I'll pass), shredded Parmesan and cheddar, heavy cream, marinara sauce, baby spinach. This looks interesting to make sometime this month. This is the first time my recipe list came out uneven. Oh well. This is what I'll be making this month. I'm also making a couple of smoothies to have for dessert as well. If you want me to share that list, let me know. If you want to try these recipes out, let me know. See you tomorrow when I check out notifications.
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5 responses
@kaylachan (17808)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 May
A lot of those do sound good, and I hope they are as good as you're making them sound. Especially those you mentioned you plan to try.
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@KristenH (31198)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5 May
Me too Kayla. We'll soon find out this month.
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@kaylachan (17808)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
5 May
@KristenH I'm sure you'll let us know how it went.
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@KristenH (31198)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5h
@kaylachan Yes indeed. Three weeks from here.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
5 May
sounds like a lot of recipes. i havent made any meal plans for this week or month yet
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@KristenH (31198)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5 May
Only 11 when I range between 8-12 every month. There's still time.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
6 May
@KristenH I dont plan for a month. I plan on Saturday night for the week ahead. That way it gets written down on the menu board in the kitchen and the kids can see it. That way they arent asking me a million times whats for dinner. Tonight we had pizza rolls-homemade, and tomorrow we are having pulled pork I think or shepards pie.
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@KristenH (31198)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5h
@thislittlepennyearns That's a good idea to do it by the week. That sounds good!
@DianneN (225672)
• United States
5 May
I’ve been waiting for your list. Everything sounds fabulous! I’m drooling over the crispy chicken salad! Love Epicurious does have some wonderful recipes.
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@KristenH (31198)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5 May
I agree Dianne. Ooh. I'll send you that link tomorrow.
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@DianneN (225672)
• United States
5 May
@KristenH Whenever you get a chance! I will definitely appreciate it. Thanks, Kristen.
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@KristenH (31198)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5h
@DianneN Sure. It'll be sent your way tomorrow. I'll be making it tomorrow night for dinner.
@NJChicaa (97335)
• United States
5 May
No plans here!
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@KristenH (31198)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5 May
Oh nice. You're going to go with the flow.
@jstory07 (103843)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 May
I would love all of those yummy meals.
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@KristenH (31198)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
5 May
Thanks Judy!