I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda tired of being cooped up in the house all the time. We are so used to being able to get outside and roam around wherever we want. It has been so hard to stay put and not interact with others.
Thankfully in our state, they are lifting some of the restrictions so we can get out a little more and at least explore the state parks with safe distancing. Even though we still can’t meet with friends and family like we really enjoy, we are trying to make the most of it.
With stores starting to have more of our regular items back in stock, I hope these meal plans will be easy enough to follow. I have really missed our grill nights and being outside around the campfire. But thankfully I see those coming back, even if just for our family.
Holiday Meals & Treats
May is typically the month we celebrate the end of the school year and graduations. I know this year those will look a little different, but there are still some great ways you can make the day special. If you want something quick and easy, try making hoagies or sub sandwiches. If you need something that’s grab-and-go, muffin tin dinners will hit the spot.
Mother’s Day is also quickly approaching, which means you want something simple and easy for everyone. I always love having a nice dessert for the day. Try one of these Lasagna inspired desserts for a cool, sweet treat after lunch together.
Choose from Two Meal Plans
The regular meal plan includes slow cooker meals on Sundays and Wednesdays, for a break in the kitchen or those busy days. There are a variety of meats and seafood with some seasonal salads to break it up just a bit. I also added grilled meals on Friday nights to bring in the weekend.
There is a variety of meats (fish, chicken, beef, pork) as well as salads (on both plans) to keep the whole family happy. My hope each month is that you will find some new favorites to add to your own must-have rotation.
Or choose the Instant Pot Meal Plan. On this plan, I have included some delicious seasonal meals with a variety of meats (fish, chicken, pork, beef), plus a few salads. And the suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and desserts at the bottom are all Instant Pot recipes too!
As always, feel free to move any of the recipes around as needed to fit your family’s schedule. You can also combine the two for more variety. And if you’d like to switch up some of the Slow Cooker Meals to an Instant Pot recipe, check out this Instant Pot beginners post for a great link to help!
You can download each meal plan by clicking on the corresponding images below.
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.