A Month of Kid-Friendly Dinners On A Budget | One Month Printable Meal Plan with Grocery List #whatsfordinner

Can you believe that it is already November?  November is my favorite month, I’m not a huge fan of the weather here in Colorado, but there is Thanksgiving!  This November, if you haven’t signed up yet, enter your name and email address over on the side here –> and I’ll send you daily Thanksgiving inspiration, menus, tips, how-to’s and of course, recipes for a foolproof Thanksgiving.  

This month’s menu is simple, and includes an easy week of meals before Thanksgiving that will not take up a lot of space in your fridge and freezer and do not yield a lot of leftovers.  Like you’ll see on Monday, when I send out a weekly printable menu and grocery list, the image below will get you the free printable meal plan with weekly grocery list.  There will also be a link below the recipes.  

Click the links below for recipes from this months meal plan.

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Recipes From This Months Menu:

November 1
chicken quesadillas 

November 2
crockpot spaghetti sauce and meatballs
–> make a double batch of these to use later in the month

November 3
three-cheese spinach lasagna rolls

November 4
sloppy joes

November 5
chicken & rice casserole
–> just omit the jalapenos from this recipe

November 6
National Nacho Day!
DIY Nacho Bar – NEW!
–> check your e-mail today for these recipes!

November 7
pasta with bacon & peas – NEW!
This recipe is ready in 20 minutes!
–> check your e-mail for this recipe!

November 8

November 9
roast chicken
mashed potatoes
–> try out your Thanksgiving side dishes tonight

November 10
ultimate mac & cheese

November 11
taco tuesday – chorizo tacos

November 12
chicken noodle soup

November 13

 November 14
beef stroganoff

November 15
crockpot teriyaki chicken & rice
–> make extras for Tuesday

November 16
pasta and sauce
–> using leftover sauce from November 1 that you froze

November 17
english muffin pizzas
–> add your favorite pizza toppings to these individual pizzas

November 18
creamy chicken pasta

November 19

November 20
chicken fried rice – This is an easy one-dish recipe!

November 21
breakfast for dinner!
bacon & eggs

November 22
crockpot bbq chicken sandwiches – NEW!

November 23

November 24
pierogies – use this recipe to make your own, or follow the grocery list (below) to use frozen

November 25
taco tuesday

November 26
grilled cheese & tomato soup

November 27

November 28

November 29
leftovers – turkey sandwiches

November 30
leftovers – turkey soup

Click here to download the free printable menu and grocery list.  

Speaking of grocery lists, here is what you’ll need to make this months recipes.  Click through to download a free printable version with the menu, and tips and tricks for meal time success.

november grocery list moms bistro

 What is on your menu this month? 

menu planning 101
Get started making your own meal plans with these FREE PRINTABLES and how-to meal planning advice.


  1. I love your blog. This is exactly what I have been looking for! The link to the recipe for the pasta with bacon and peas is not working. Anyway you can share the recipe? I would love to try it.

    • Hi Cori,

      Thanks for the kind words!
      The recipe comes out on Friday, sign up for my “newsletter”, and you’ll have it in your email Friday morning!

      Lindsie 🙂

  2. Lindsie, I love the meal plan and look forward to trying it this week. I signed up for the newsletter but I am having trouble viewing some of the recipes and when I click on the shopping list, the monthly meal plan pops up instead. Any suggestions? Thank you!

    • Hey Elise,

      The grocery list picture should open up the pdf file, with the menu, grocery list and the tips to make planning a little easier. Just keep scrolling down and you’ll see it. Some of the recipes (pasta with bacon and peas, and the nacho bar won’t be posted until later this week, but since you signed up, you’ll get them straight to your inbox.

      Are there any links for the recipes in specific that aren’t working? I will fix it right away! Sorry for the inconvenience!

      Lindsie 🙂

  3. I was trying to sign up for your newsletter but for some odd reason i can not the link

  4. Thank you very much

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