We’re finally dressing in jeans and long sleeves and the grill is (practically) packed up for winter. This weekend, my family ran over to Wick’s Ski & Sport for their annual consignment sale and Little is happily wearing her new-to-her ski jacket in 60 degree weather. We’ll see how long that lasts (the weather and the voluntary wearing of a coat.) This week for dinner, we’re truly stepping into Fall with soups, baked casseroles and spaghetti and meatballs. I’m already missing the burgers.
If you’re new to meal planning, then check out my how to meal plan post which will give you the basic instructions on how to organize your week and get started. Of course, here at Julieverse, I make it easy for you. Each week, I repost the monthly plans, highlighting 5-7 well-rounded, family-friendly meals for you to fit into your plan. Once you get into the habit of planning, you’ll find yourself less stressed, spending less money and having to go to the store only once a week.
(this menu was updated 9/27/14)
October Meal Plan
October Week 1
October Week 2
Monday: Spiced Chicken with Chickpea & Cucumber Salad
Tuesday: Herb-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with sugar snap peas and applesauce
Wednesday: Beef/Corn Tacos
Weekend: Baked Potato Chowder, Chicken Fajita Taquitos
October Week 3
Monday: Easy Beef Lasagna with no-boil noodles and salad
Wednesday: Ginger Shrimp & Rice
Thursday: Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole and carrots
Weekend: Pizza, Chickpea, Spinach & Squash Gnocchi
October Week 4
Monday: Tilapia with Caper-Parsley sauce with Crash Hot Potatoes and Cheesy Broccoli
Tuesday: Parmesean Chicken Bake with sauteed zucchini & tomatoes
Wednesday: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Caesar Salad
Weekend: Chicken Tortilla Soup, Sweet Potato Fritters with Smokey Pinto Beans
October Week 5
Monday: Fish Tacos
Tuesday: Healthy Sloppy Joes with green beans
Wednesday: Make Your Own sandwiches or Chef Salad
Thursday: Ghoulash: Beef, Mac & Cheese (I’ll use ground buffalo meat)
Weekend: Pizza, Seafood Chowder
This monthly menu is posted again each Monday in October.
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