Happy October! Wait! Is it seriously October already? Man oh man, time flies by! Seems like the busier we are, the faster time goes, one main reason why I love to get my Menu Plan ready.
Along with our October Menu Plan, we are sharing a special book with you, The Hour That Matters Most: The Surprising Power of the Family Meal. One of our goals when Doug and I started Pocket Change Gourmet, was to provide delicious recipes that you could share with your family and stay within your budget. It has always been important to us for our family to share dinner together. Like some families, we are so busy, especially now that the boys are all teenagers, we aren’t always able to eat together.
In the book, written by Stephanie Allen and Tina Kuna with Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, you will discover how to overcome the time starved, working mom dilemma, secrets of a healthy home, ways to engage your family in meaningful conversation, how to start a fix and freeze club, the heart of great table talk and much more!
Their insights and tips on bringing the family back to the table are common sense ideas that any family can use. From conversation starters to easy make ahead recipes.
The value of eating as a family can be measured in the cost of the food you share, yet as you will learn when you read this book this is just the beginning of what can be gained. It is proven that it will help your kids in other ways as well from limiting obesity to improving grades and reconnecting with your children and them reconnecting with each other.
This is a book that will remain on our reading list and should be on yours. For more information, you can also visit their website, The Hour That Matters Most.
October Menu Plan
3 ~ Breakfast for Dinner – Make Ahead Sausage Casserole and Smoothies
4 ~ Tuna Casserole, Veggie and Salad
5 ~ Mexican Lasagna
6 ~ Spaghetti, Salad and Parmesan Knots
8 ~ Naked Wings and Onion Rings
9 ~ Chili and Cornbread
10 ~ Autumn Chicken($5 Dinners recipe) Rice and Veggie
11 ~ Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Corn
12 ~ Tostadas and Spanish Rice
13 ~ Easy Stuffed Shells, Salad, Cheesy Garlic Bread
14 ~ Pork Fried Rice and Egg Rolls
15 ~ Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff and Noodles
16 ~ Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie
17 ~ Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili and Breadsticks
18 ~ Chicken Lo Mein and Rice
19 ~ Taco Ring, Rice, Chips and Salsa
20 ~ Ravioli, Salad, Red Lobster Biscuits
22 ~ Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Rice
24 ~ Chicken N’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Corn
25 ~ Philly Cheese Pot Roast Sandwiches, Oven Fries
26 ~ Beef & Bean Chimichangas ($5 Dinners recipe) and Salad
27 ~ Italian Dunkers, Soup
28 ~ Sloppy Joes and Oven Fries
31 ~ Happy Halloween! Watch for our Halloween Dinner next week!
Desserts for the Month:
What’s on your menu this week?
Linking to…Menu Plan Monday
Disclosure: We received a book to review. As always, the opinions are our own.