A month of meals: spring edition

30 May 2017

Since y’all seemed to like my post sharing a month of meals in January, I thought I’d pop back in with a spring edition! I’m not surprised that post was popular, as I’m always looking for new tried-and-true recipes myself. Hopefully you’ll find a few recipes in today’s post that look promising enough to add to your own rotation! A few things:

— You’ll note that since April was a much busier month than January for us, many of our meals were, ahem, simpler. Grace and a side of vegetables was and is the name of the game.
— I’ve marked with an asterisk any recipe we were making for the first time.

chicken tikka masala

Photo from Pinch of Yum

Week 1:
Saturday, April 1: out
Sunday, April 2: chicken piccata and sauteed asparagus
Monday, April 3: meatball subs and sauteed broccoli
Tuesday, April 4: chicken tikka masala, rice, and naan
Wednesday, April 5: sweet potato burritos with avocado salsa
Thursday, April 6: buffalo chicken pizza and salad (Publix dough, frozen buffalo chicken, chopped red onion, shredded cheese, and Whole Foods 365 blue cheese sauce)
Friday, April 7: potstickers (family recipe)

Week 2:
Saturday, April 8: vegetarian black bean enchiladas
Sunday, April 9: hot dogs and sauteed broccoli
Monday, April 10: lemon parmesan pasta with grilled chicken
Tuesday, April 11: peanut noodles with carrots, zucchini, and mushrooms (from Pretty Delicious)
Wednesday, April 12: chana masala, rice, and naan
Thursday, April 13: grilled sweet potato tacos (loose interpretation)
Friday, April 14: out

Week 3:
Saturday, April 15: out
Sunday, April 16 (Easter!): ham, mashed potatoes, green beans with shallots, salad, and rolls
Monday, April 17: ham sandwiches and salad
Tuesday, April 18: Articles Club night – I brought guacamole from this recipe and Mexican corn
Wednesday, April 19: three pepper pizza and salad (Publix dough, jarred sauce, Monterey Jack cheese, and chopped up red bell pepper, poblano pepper, pepperoncinis, and red onion)
Thursday, April 20: cobb salad
Friday, April 21: bratwurst, pasta salad, green salad, and baked beans

Week 4:
Saturday, April 22: out
Sunday, April 23: chicken tikka masala
Monday, April 24: traveling
Tuesday, April 25: traveling
Wednesday, April 26: traveling
Thursday, April 27: traveling
Friday, April 28: turkey and ricotta meatballs* on crusty bread with sauteed green beans

Week 5:
Saturday, April 29: lemon parmesan pasta with grilled chicken
Sunday, April 30: corn and zucchini chowder*

I’d love to hear if you have a favorite recipe for the spring or summer!

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May 30, 2017 7:00 am

Ooo! I tried that corn and zucchini chowder last year and it was so good! But I ended up losing the link to it, hahaha :), so this is perfect. All these sound great!

Laura M.
May 30, 2017 8:58 pm

Hi Em! I love these posts. Next time would you mark which ones Miss June will eat too, please? (Or maybe even write a post about what you cook for her??) We have a little one her age, and I’m always struggling to think of family meals he’ll eat too. Buffalo chicken pizza isn’t high on his list, much to my husband’s dismay.

May 31, 2017 4:39 pm
Reply to  Laura M.

Hi Laura! Yes, I definitely can! She eats most things we do, but you’re right, buffalo chicken pizza is too spicy for her (though she eats chana masala – go figure!). On those nights, she usually eats some sort of meatball – I always make extras to have in the freezer. Here are three recipes we like:


June 1, 2017 9:05 pm
Reply to  Em

Thank you!! Love sneaking veggies into meatballs :)

May 30, 2017 9:10 pm

Thanks for the ideas! They sounds so yummy!

xx, Melissa