May 5 Day Meal Plan with Bakewell Tart, Mitraillette, and Caesar Salad

May 5 Day Meal Plan


I have no idea how it’s May already, but this is happening. Here’s your May 5 Day Meal Plan with five dinner ideas, plus a weekend breakfast, dinner, and dessert. Each one is more awesome than the next.

May 5 Day Meal Plan with Bakewell Tart, Mitraillette, and Caesar Salad

I’m dreaming of nicer weather, outdoor gatherings, and the opportunity to share food with friends again. This is Scotland, so there’s no guarantee about the weather, but I know I’m ready to move into slightly lighter fare, and maybe a little grilling. Let’s get into it.

What’s for dinner?

Indian Spiced Pea & Potato Wraps | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

For Meatless Monday, you need an Indian Spiced Pea & Potato Wrap. Veggies and spices get wrapped up in paper-thin phyllo dough, then baked until crisp. Serve it with your favorite mango chutney.

Chicken & Goat Cheese Pasta | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

It’s never not time for pasta in my world. This Chicken & Goat Cheese Pasta is great for spring. The fresh rosemary is my favorite part. Serve it with some garlic bread because that’s always the right thing to do.

Caesar Salad with Brown Butter Croutons and a loaf of bread

We have to eat salad in the spring, but this Caesar Salad with Brown Butter Croutons is so good, I’m not even a little bit mad about it. It’s a meal in and of itself.

Crunchy Lemon Chicken | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

Everybody’s gonna love this Crunchy Lemon Chicken. Serve it with some store-bought sides or easy steamed veggies to make Thursday night stress-free.

Mitraillette with red pepper mayo, fries, jalapenos, and lamb burger

We’ve gotta end the week with something awesome. You can cook the lamb burgers for this Mitraillette outside on the grill. Use frozen chips or fries to make life simple.

What else are we eating?

Bacon Egg & Cheese Sandwich | How to Be Awesome on $20 a Day

For breakfast, all I can think about is this Bacon Egg & Cheese Sandwich. This is being made in my kitchen as I write, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. It’s the absolute best way to use up leftovers.

Passion Fruit Green Tea | How to be Awesome on $20 a Day

As soon as I see the first hint of sunshine, I need Passion Fruit Green Tea. It’s the best thirst quencher I know.

Bakewell Tart slice with raspberries

There’s something magical about England in the late spring, and this Bakewell Tart takes me right there. You’ve gotta give it a try.

What groceries will you need for your May 5 Day Meal Plan?

Fresh ingredients you may need to pick up from the store:

  • onions
  • potatoes
  • curry paste
  • phyllo pastry
  • cream
  • fresh rosemary
  • garlic
  • goat cheese
  • chicken breast
  • sourdough bread
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • ground lamb
  • baguette
  • bacon
  • cheddar cheese
  • passion fruit
  • pie dough
  • lemons

Check your pantry and fridge to see if you have these on hand:

  • vegetable oil
  • frozen peas
  • salt
  • pepper
  • rigatoni
  • olive oil
  • frozen corn
  • butter
  • mustard
  • red wine vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • lemon juice
  • cinnamon
  • eggs
  • corn flakes
  • paprika
  • mayonnaise
  • roasted red peppers
  • cayenne
  • coriander
  • cumin
  • garlic granules
  • onion powder
  • frozen French fries
  • sandwich bread
  • sugar
  • green tea bags
  • ground almonds
  • raspberry jam

I hope you eat gloriously this month, friends. If you’ve made any of these recipes, I’d love for you to share a photo on Instagram and hashtag it #awesomeon20. I can’t wait to see what you’ve made. Make it awesome.

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