October’s menu is filled with fun fall favorites and a fun, quick and easy recipe for Halloween night!
Only $247 for a month filled with fun, new recipes and a special halloween Night dinner. I like to shop around what is in season. Not only does it save me money, but the freshness of the fruit and veggies make dinner taste even better. I also shop around – trying to find the best deals at each grocery store, and shopping in bulk when possible. I think I mentioned it last month, but I will again, I got 8 lbs of grass fed ground beef at Costco for $16! It’s a no brainer to shop in bulk when I can because if I was to buy that at Kroger, it would be around $5.99 a POUND. The bulk bins at my local Sprouts make buying groceries cheaper too.
Below is a printable version of each the grocery list and recipes for October’s menu with a couple tips to make making dinner easy. Print out the menu, and hang it on the fridge so that your kids (or husbands) don’t ask “what’s for dinner” again!
So what’s for dinner??
Saturday, October 1
30 Minute Sesame Noodles with Chicken and Broccoli
Sunday, October 2
Spaghetti and Meatballs
**Freeze leftover spaghetti sauce
Monday, October 3
Cheesy Polenta with Roasted Fall Veggies – NEW!
Tuesday, October 4
Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
Wednesday, October 5
Thursday, October 6
Pasta with Bacon and Peas
Friday, October 7
Buffalo Chicken Strips
Oven Baked French Fries
Carrots and Celery with Homemade Ranch Dressing
** add 1 small container of plain yogurt and 1 lemon to grocery list if making homemade ranch dressing
Saturday, October 8
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Sunday, October 9
Butternut Squash Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce – NEW!
Monday, October 10
Tuesday, October 11
20-Minute Ground Beef Tacos with Hidden Veggies
**Shredded cheddar, lettuce and tomatoes included in grocery list
Wednesday, October 12
Breakfast for Dinner!
** Bacon and eggs included in grocery list
Thursday, October 13
30-Minute Stuffed Shells
**Use leftover spaghetti sauce
Friday, October 14
Oven Baked French Fries
Saturday, October 15
Pad Thai – New!
** You can find tamarind and fish sauce in the ethnic section of your local grocery store. Alternatively, you can just purchase a jarred pad thai sauce
Sunday, October 16
Potato Gratin – NEW
Monday, October 17
Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil
Tuesday, October 18
Chicken Enchilada Cups
** Use leftover roasted chicken
Wednesday, October 19
Thursday, October 20
Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Friday, October 21
Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Veggies
Sweet Potato Fries
Saturday, October 22
Sunday, October 23
Bean Tostadas with Homemade Refried Beans
**Shredded cheddar, lettuce and tomatoes included in grocery list for toppings
Monday, October 24
30-Minute Macaroni and Cheese
Tuesday, October 25
Wednesday, October 26
Pasta with Bacon, Spinach and Butternut Squash – NEW!
Thursday, October 27
Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole
Friday, October 28
Fish and Chips
Saturday, October 29
Sunday, October 30
Monday, October 31 – Happy Halloween!
Mini Mummy Pizzas
Get the free printable grocery list and menu by clicking the links below. Click each recipe above for step-by-step instructions, or click the link below to download a copy of October’s recipes. All NEW recipes will be sent by e-mail throughout the month, and will also be included in the bottom of this post as they are shared.
Cheesy Polenta with Roasted Fall Vegetables