Spring 2017 Menu

The warm spring weather is on its way in, so we’re starting a new menu!

What’s for dinner in my house during spring 2017? Menu items range from fun cheeseburger sliders to sweet and savory honey garlic chicken.

I won’t delve into the details of my menu planning process here because I’ve described these in a previous post. In summary, I plan a new menu that contains a month’s worth of meals at the beginning of each season (spring, summer, fall, and winter). We use each of these for the three months of that respective season before beginning the next season’s menu. (Click here to view all of my menus from the last few years.)

As you’ll see, I only plan dinners on our menus. We generally eat leftovers with a side of fruit for lunch. I do my best to include at least one meatless entree each week in order to save us a bit of money on groceries. For breakfasts, we generally eat oatmeal, breakfast sandwiches, or scrambled eggs and toast.

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

Week 1

  • Burritos, corn
  • Slow cooker bourbon chicken over rice, carrots
  • Taco salad
  • Chicken wraps, peas
  • Alfredo penne, green beans
  • Cheesy pico de gallo chicken over rice, carrots
  • Chili

Week 2

Week 3

  • Cheeseburger quesadillas, carrots Cheeseburger Quesadillas - Spring 2017 Menu
  • Herbed chicken and rice, green beans
  • Sloppy joe pie, peas
  • Cheese tortellini with marinara sauce, green beans
  • Honey garlic chicken breasts over rice, carrots
  • Mexican rice bake Mexican Rice Bake - Spring 2017 Menu
  • Alfredo chicken and broccoli shells

Week 4

  • Sloppy joe macaroni and cheese, green beans Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese - Spring 2017 Menu
  • Shepherd’s pie, mixed veggies
  • Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
  • Creamy beefy noodles, green beans
  • Cheeseburger sliders, peas
  • Meat marinara over spaghetti, green beans
  • Open

Over the next few weeks I’ll share recipes for a couple of the new dishes on this menu. What will you be serving your family this spring? What new recipes are you eager to try?

Shared at the following:

Fanday Friday, The Creative Gallery, Tuesdays with a Twist, and What’s for Dinner?

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Comments

  1. Hello… popping in from #fdflinkparty! The tortellini spinach soup has me drooling and it’s not even 10 a.m. I can’t wait to see that recipe! 🙂

    • Shannon says:

      Hi Denise,
      We’ve tried that one and it is amazing! I’m sharing the recipe here on 3/8/17. You’ll definitely want to try it!

  2. We plan a month of menus too; for dinner only but I had not thought of making up seasonal meals and menus. That is a great idea.

    • Shannon says:

      This approach works for us. I believe that different things work for different families, but it’s always nice to give a new approach a try to see if it saves time or money!

  3. Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

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