Diet May 2012 Menu
Spring temperatures continue to rise and you are likely wanting to start spending more time outdoors. This month take a day to stock your freezer full of real, healthy meals so you can spend your time outside enjoying spring instead of cooking each day. We take advantage of seasonal items like beets, strawberries and the arrival of cherries in this menu. Also, it’s time to start thinking about grilling to avoid keeping the hot oven on for too long this month.
For a detailed explanation of what is meant by “diet” we have a post explaining what we mean. If you are new and not sure how to get started we have a wonderful series starting with 5 easy steps to get you on your way to once a month cooking. Good luck!
- Foil Baked Fish with Black Beans**
- Honey Sesame Chicken**
- Almond Strawberry Chicken
- Pure and Simple Crab Cakes
- Slow Cooker Apple Cherry Pork Loin**
- Lime Marinated Flank Steak**
- Sweetfire Chicken
- Eggplant Cannelloni
**Indicates meals that require NO COOKING on your OAMC BIG DAY aka “throw and go” meals, perfect for the family who needs to adjust to just do the quick meals!
Update: This menu is now available in Menu Builder in addition to the Google Docs below! As you can see we have a NEW way of getting and printing your monthly menu documents. As part of that change, we have also changed the type/size of labels we use. The below labels in Menu Builder will print four to a page and line up with Avery 8168/5168 labels or equivalent.
Recipe CardsOAMM Members Only!
Grocery ListOAMM Members Only!
InstructionsOAMM Members Only!
LabelsOAMM Members Only!
Are you a person that likes to see the menus visually? Perhaps you should check out the May 2012 Diet Menu via Pinterest to see the yummy goodness you will be cooking up on this menu. Not sure what Pinterest is all about, check out what Once A Month Mom has to say about it.
Facebook Fan Party:
OAMM Facebook Fan Page Party – May 10th 2012, 9:00 pm – 9:30 pm EST – We will be able to chat via video AND messaging during the event through FACEBOOK! How cool is that? We will be talking about the current month’s menus, answer your burning questions about freezer cooking and have fun getting to know one another. You can also see other past recordings from that tab as well. This is a great way to meet fellow Once A Month Mom’s or get your questions answered as you get started.
Instructions for viewing live-stream:
- Go to the Once A Month Mom Facebook Fan Page.
- Click on the “FB Fan Night” Tab on the left side margin.
- Hit “view live recording” – If I am live streaming it will show you what is happening in progress. If I am not live streaming at the time, you will have the option to click through other videos that I have recorded in the past.
Each month we have some wonderful volunteers who “test” out the menu prior to publication. They do an amazing job of helping to eliminate confusion and mistakes. They may not catch everything but they sure do catch A LOT! If you are interested in test cook, feel free to volunteer. Here is a little bit about this month’s test cooks:
Patty Dowd – I’m a middle school math teacher with a great husband (Troy) and a 1-year-old son (Caelum) living in Toledo, OH. I tried once a month cooking when I discovered your blog 3 years ago, but I only did it once or twice. I’ve done it 3 times during this school year because I’d rather use my evenings spending time with my husband and son than having to worry about dinner. This is also my 3rd year as CSA member, so I’m really enjoying your Get Real series this month. I haven’t written on it in 2 years, but my blog address is: http://cricketpe.blogspot.com/. Perhaps this will motivate me to write on it again :)
Are you new to Once A Month Mom or once a month cooking (oamc) in general? If so, you might want to spend a few minutes (or hours) on the Get Started Series. If you are in a real hurry to catch on we have written some simple steps for getting started. Welcome!
Don’t forget you can always go back and use Summer 2011’s menu if you are looking for something different!