November 2016 Budget Menu Plan with Thanksgiving Menu and Grocery List

It feels like just yesterday was January, and here we are almost at the end of the year preparing for Thanksgiving.  Wow!  November’s Menu also includes a small Thanksgiving dinner menu as well with a separate grocery list for Thanksgiving dinner and leftovers.  The past couple months, I have been pretty behind on my menu plans, and really posting new recipes overall.  I’m not really sure what was going on, and why I took such a break from writing, but I feel like with the holidays coming up and my two favorite holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, I have been inspired to get back in the kitchen and share recipes from my favorite time of year.

november 2016 menu

November’s Menu comes with two separate costs as well.  If we’re including Thanksgiving, November’s Menu rings up at $278.  Without Thanksgiving, it’s only $212.  That means it’s only $66 for a full Thanksgiving dinner!

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There are surprisingly quite a few vegetarian recipes on November’s menu, I guess subconsciously I am just trying to eat healthy before I stuff my face full of everything on the Thanksgiving dinner table!  The separate grocery list for Thanksgiving is there because I know that for most of us, we don’t actually host Thanksgiving, and just bring home leftovers.  If you’re bringing home leftovers instead of making a Thanksgiving dinner, add some chicken stock, egg noodles and good bread to your grocery list for delicious leftovers like Turkey Noodle Soup and Turkey Sandwiches!

November 2016 menu

Here is the breakdown of November’s menu:

November 1

20-Minute Ground Beef Tacos

  • cheese, lettuce and tomatoes included in grocery list

November 2

20-Minute Pasta with Bacon and Peas

November 3


November 4

English Muffin Pizzas

  • cheese and pepperoni included in grocery list

November 5

Cheesy Chicken and Rice Casserole

November 6 – National Nacho Day

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DIY Nacho Bar
CrockPot Refried Beans

  • cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream included in grocery list

Bonus Recipe:  5-Layer Dip

November 7

20-Minute Ultimate Macaroni and Cheese

November 8

15-Minute Bean Tostadas
Mexican Street Corn

November 9


November 10

CrockPot Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs and Rice

teriyaki chicken meatballs

November 11

BBQ Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes

November 12

Egg Fried Rice

November 13

CrockPot Pot Roast

November 14


Cheesy Polenta with Roasted Fall Vegetables

November 15

Chorizo Tacos
Chips and Salsa

November 16


November 17

spaghetti with garlic and oil

Spaghetti with Garlic and Oil

November 18

20-Minute Ground Beef Stroganoff

November 19

Chicken Cutlets
Mashed Sweet Potatoes

November 20

This Spaghetti Sauce will make you famous! Easy Kid-Friendly Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

CrockPot Spaghetti and Meatballs

November 21

Butternut Squash and Grilled Cheese

November 22 – Breakfast For Dinner!

Breakfast Burritos

November 23


November 24 – Happy Thanksgiving!

Roasted Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
Green Bean Casserole
Glazed Carrots
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

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November 25

Leftover Thanksgiving dinner

November 26 

leftover thanksgiving turkey noodle soup recipe homemade turkey broth stock recipe easy leftovers #foolproofthanksgiving

Turkey Noodle Soup

November 27

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake

November 28

Sloppy Joes
Sweet Potato Fries
Creamed Corn

November 29

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

November 30


Want the printable grocery list and menu?  Click the links below for the menu, grocery list, and recipes!

November 2016 Menu Plan and Grocery List

Want the Weekly Grocery List and Menu Breakdown? Visit my Etsy Shop and get your copy for $1.50.  The Weekly Grocery List and Menu Breakdown includes the menu, monthly grocery list and a week by week breakdown of each recipe on the menu, tips and tricks to prepare for other meals and the grocery list for that week.  It also includes a printable cookbook to accompany November’s Menu.

November 2016 Recipes

Thanksgiving Day Recipes to Accompany November’s Menu



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