Spring 2016 Menu

I’m chasing after a toddler and dealing with the fatigue of pregnancy, so I’ve focused on easy-to-prepare meals while planning my family’s menu for this spring.

Spring 2016 Menu | What’s for dinner in my house during spring 2016? Menu items range from hearty Beef Stew to flavorful Cajun Chicken Pasta.

I’ve detailed my menu planning process previously (read about it here). In summary, I develop a new monthly menu at the start of each season. We use each menu for the three months of that season before moving on to a new one.

I only include dinners on our menus because we generally eat leftovers with a side of fruit for lunch. I include one meatless entrée each week to save us a bit of money on groceries. For breakfasts, I typically make a few items on the weekends (e.g., breakfast burritos, stratas) and freeze them for us to thaw and heat throughout the week.

Here are the yummy dinners we’ll be eating this spring.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

  • Santa Fe spaghetti, corn Santa Fe Spaghetti - Spring 2016 Menu
  • BBQ turkey sliders, green beans
  • Cheeseburger quesadillas, carrots Cheeseburger Quesadillas - Spring 2016 Menu
  • Cheese tortellini with marinara sauce, green beans
  • Chicken enchilada stew
  • Cajun chicken pasta, green beans
  • Shepherd’s pie

Week 4

  • Enchilada macaroni and cheese, corn
  • Cheddar and Swiss grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup
  • Cheeseburger pie, carrots
  • Chili mac, green beans Chili Mac
  • Southwestern ham quiche, carrots Southwest Ham and Cheese Quiche - Spring 2016 Menu
  • Cheesy penne marinara bake, green beans
  • Open

Over the next several weeks I will share recipes for a few of the new dishes on this menu.

What dinners will you be eating this spring? Will you be trying any new recipes?

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  1. I am so glad that I just ate lunch, so that these pictures couldn’t make me hungry! 😉 These all sound like awesome meals! I actually just bought a turkey last night so that we can start eating it this weekend and eventually use the carcass and dark meat for soup. I don’t know why I rarely cook turkey outside of Thanksgiving, because it is so cheap and healthy! One new recipe that I’m trying out this season is Vietnamese Summer Rolls. I had never heard of these before reading about them in a cookbook recently, and they look really tasty! They are basically raw rolls made of combining fresh veggies and shrimp and rolling it all up in rice paper. I’m excited to try it out soon!

    • Hi AnneMarie,
      Those rolls sound good!
      It’s funny you should mention cooking turkey because I just cooked one recently! I got it on sale over Christmas, but kept it in the freezer until now. All the turkey we are using in the turkey and wild rice soup and for the BBQ turkey sliders comes from one turkey.

  2. Yum!!!! The taco salad looks relish! Thanks for sharing!

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