October 3, 2019

October 2019 Monthly Menu Plan


I always meal plan for the entire month using the bulk of ingredients we already have on-hand.  I grocery shop every couple weeks to buy any fresh ingredients we need, along with restocking our produce.  Shopping my pantry, freezers, and basement storage helps to keep our grocery budget low because I typically buy our staples when I see them at their lowest price point.

As recipes are published, they will be linked to in future menu plans. You can also find published recipes under Labels on the right side of this blog or by simply doing a Search.

This month we have Fall Break from school and a vacation. Beginning October 15th, my husband and I will be jumping back on the My Fitness Pal train. When we do MFP, I still plan and cook my regular recipes, just decreasing the serving sizes and adjusting ingredients where I can to be lower calorie. I hope to share much more about how I go about this in the near future.

Here is the menu plan for October 2019:

  1.  Eat Out - Our Wedding Anniversary
  2.  Ecco's Special Spaghetti
  3.  Pumpkin Pancakes, Deviled Eggs, Turkey Bacon
  4.  Slow Cooker Chili, Garlic Bread
  5-14.  Meals will vary due to vacation
15.  Baked Salmon, Buttered Brown Rice, Veggie
16.  Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs, Red Potatoes, Salad
17.  Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp, Stir Fry Cauli Rice, Veggie
18.  Slow Cooker Jalapeno Cheese Chicken, Mashed Cauli, Veggie
19.  Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bowls, Garlic Bread
20.  Tuna Patties, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie
21.  Rice Cooker Mac n Cheese, Salad
22.  Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Soup, Oven Grilled Cheese
23.  Slow Cooker Pepperjack Chicken, Mexican Cauli Rice, Veggie
24.  Crunchy Shrimp Tacos
25.  Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore, Buttered Noodles, Salad
26.  Baked Sausage, Peppers and Onions, Mashed Potatoes
27.  Bean & Rice Bowls
28.  Slow Cooker Crustless Pizza, Salad
29.  Spicy Rub Baked Fish, Buttered Brown Rice, Veggie
30.  Baked Zucchini Noodle Casserole, Garlic Bread
31.  Bean Oven Tacos