Menu Plan Monday – Grill Week

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on May 9, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

(Thanks for letting me have the week off from posting recipes last week!  I’ve got quite the plan for this week and I hope I can stick to it. It’s always nice to get back into your routine after a break!)

So I have been suffering from cabin fever that last 6 months and will do anything and everything to get outside.  And not just to get outside, but to cook outside too.  I so wish I had some sorta of an outdoor kitchen…or at least an outdoor counter-top that I could use to prepare food while out on the patio. But that is a dream. So for now, I’ll just stick to the cooking outside part!  I love me some grilled food!

This week’s menu has 3 grilled items…2 types of burgers and some chicken!  Can’t wait!!

(Don’t forget…there is a $1/1 Pam Grilling Spray coupon here…I have found it’s great at keeping the food from sticking on the grill and its easy to clean once your are finished!)

Monday - Grilled Salsa Chicken

Tuesday – BBT Pasta Salad

Wednesday – Mushroom Burgers

Thursday – Pork Chops with Apple Juice Brine from The $5 Dinner Mom Cookbook

Friday – Spaghetti

Saturday – Tacos

Sunday - Grill Burgers – Taco Style, perhaps?!?

I will post the recipes each night after I make the meal. If you see a meal you are interested in, please check back for the recipe later in the week!

Current Monthly Meal Plan can be found here!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen May 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm

hi, just a small note, I made the chicken with the black bean reciepe, I noticed that the chopping of the chicken came AFTER the salsa, etc, had been put onto the reciepe. IT was a bit messy to cut after the items had been put on, but its something to consider in the order of the reciepes. Otherwise, I love the sit and am planning making the chicken pesto during the week. :)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom May 10, 2010 at 8:54 am


It can be done either way Karen. I prefer to cut cooked chicken than raw chicken. Just my personal preference!


Susie's Homemade May 10, 2010 at 6:13 am

It looks like another delicious week:-)


Katie May 10, 2010 at 7:01 am

What exactly is the BBT Pasta salad? I couldn’t find it in the recipe index on your site, or is it in your book? Thank you and the week looks like it is going to be yummy! :)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom May 10, 2010 at 8:54 am


I’ll post the recipe later this week Katie!


FoodontheTable May 10, 2010 at 8:20 am

Love the idea of grill week. I’m posting grilling tips tomorrow on my blog! Who says the grill is the guy’s domain?


Patricia May 16, 2010 at 7:22 pm

When I click on the link for the monthly menu, it takes me to April’s not May’s.

Also, I’m not finding the recipes for all. I’m wondering if I’m looking in the wrong places?


Marie Smith May 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I enjoyed looking at your site and I like your planner, I just need one just for dinner. I am a diabetic type 2.


Marie Smith May 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I enjoyed looking at your site and I like your planner, I just need one just for dinner. I am a diabetic type 2. I also live in Canada.


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