August 2017 menu plan

August 2017 Menu Plan | 31 Days of Kid-Friendly Dinners for $238 | Back To School Menu

Happy August!  In only a couple weeks, school will be back in session, and things will go back to normal.  August 2017’s menu is really fun, and the budget for it was pretty low – only $238 for a MONTH of dinners!  The week of back-to-school is filled with fun, kid-friendly favorites including; macaroni and cheese, corn dog bites and tacos!

August 2017 menu plan

I’m definitely not ready for summer to be over yet.  I’m having  hard time with this.  But, I guess I have to adult, and get over it… I think the hardest part for me about all of this is that my baby is going into FIRST grade.  So last year, I complained that my baby was going to kindergarten, but to be honest, this is worse.  He’s grown up sooooo much over the summer, and first grade is real school – big boy school… Why can’t we just freeze time.  Right here in it’s tracks.  He’s so perfect.  This is the best age… Mommy isn’t ready for this.

Ok.. so now that I’ve cried allover my keyboard, it’s time to get back to menu planning.  I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for THREE years now, and with your support, I can keep going!  I love hearing all of your comments every month, and seeing how my menus are helping you and your family make dinner time easy.

I am calling this my Back-To-School Menu because every weekday recipe is simple to make, and is ready in no time.  If your kids are anything like Anthony, he is ravenous after school… like a 16 year old football player or something… the child just doesn’t stop wanting to eat!  And once school starts, the kid is even hungrier.  So, to make my life easier, and to get him fed quicker, I have included all sorts of quick and easy recipes.

Like in previous months, I shop around to get the best deal on my groceries.  By shopping in bulk, I can save a lot of money by utilizing my freezer.  Most of my canned goods, and pantry items come from Walmart.  It’s amazing how much you’ll save by shopping at Walmart for these types of items.  For example, Barilla pasta is $1.59 at my local Safeway and at Walmart it is $1.24, and $1 on sale.  I know it doesn’t seem like a lot, but that little bit keeps adding up, and makes a huge difference in your grocery bill.  I also shop my pantry before shopping for groceries each week/month.


Also, like in previous months, all NEW recipes from my menu plans are available with the paid version from my Etsy shop.  August’s menu is $3 and includes:

Weekly Menu and Grocery Lists
Monthly Menu and Grocery List for shopping in bulk
Weekly breakdown of recipes with tips and tricks to stay organized and make dinnertime flawless
All recipes included in menu
Exclusive early access to NEW recipes not yet featured on Mom’s Bistro
Bonus dessert recipes
TWO great recipes from Addie Gundry’s new book, Family Favorite Casserole Recipes!

So what’s all in August’s menu?


*Note:  Recipe links are being very sporatic right now for some reason?  Search for the recipe using the search bar on the left!

August 1

Sausage and Peppers – NEW!

August 2


August 3

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken

August 4

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe’s – NEW!

Homemade Potato Chips

August 5

Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Veggies and Sweet Potato Fries

August 6

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce and Meatballs

August 7

Cauliflower Fried Rice

August 8

Sheet Tray Chicken and Asparagus

August 9


August 10

Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs with Broccoli and Rice

August 11

Patty Melts – NEW

Oven-Baked French Fries

August 12

Chicken Parmesan Casserole with Penne

August 13

Chicken Divan Casserole courtesy of Addie Gundry – NEW!

August 14

Tortellini with Pesto

August 15

Breakfast for Dinner

August 16


August 17

Pasta with Meat Sauce

August 18

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

August 19

Pierogi Casserole courtesy of Addie Gundry – NEW!

August 20

Bacon Wrapped BBQ Meatloaf – NEW!

Mashed Potatoes

August 21

Mac and Cheese

August 22

20-Minutes Tacos with Hidden Veggies

Slow Cooker Re-Fried Beans

August 23


August 24

Corn Dog Bites

August 25

Homemade Pizza!

August 26

Chicken Cutlets

Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles – NEW!

August 27


August 28


Mexican Street Corn

August 29

BLAT Sandwiches

Homemade Potato Chips

August 30


August 31

TaterTot Casserole


Click the link below for the FREE printable version of August’s Menu.

August 2017 Monthly Menu


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