October is one of our favorite times of the year. The weather is cooling down to feel just right. It’s not too cold or too hot. With Fall being in full swing, we have our menu packed with comfort foods for you and your family.

As we make our way towards Halloween, we prepare with some eerily good recipes. Since it’s one of our favorite holidays, we like to have fun with it!

We have many readers asking for all of the Monthly Menu Plans and the Printable pages to be in one location. So, we put them all together on a special page for everyone. Grab over 3 years worth of Budget Friendly Recipes and Menu Planning Tips too!

Delicious meals to feed your family in the October Monthly Meal Plan! Budget friendly menu plan - Kid approved!


Stir-Fry Beef Lo Mein | Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

1 – Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad and Cheesy Garlic Bread

2 – Stir-Fry Beef Lo Mein with Brown Rice

Taco Bar

3 – Copycat Chick-fil-A Sandwiches and Oven Fries

4 – Make Ahead Sloppy Joes and Pasta Salad

5 – Taco Ring

6 –  Breakfast for Dinner – Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes, Fried Eggs and Smoothies

7 – Taco Bar with Homemade Queso Cheese Dip

8 – Campanelle with Italian Sausage, Peppers and Tomatoes

9 –  Chicken Pot Pies and Salad

Grilled Steakhouse Chicken Sandwich

10 – Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole and Salad

11 – Slow Cooker Garlic Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

12 – French Toast Egg-in-a-hole and Fruit Smoothies

13 – Chili and Corn Bread

14 – Wet Bean Burritos, Chips and Salsa

15 – Grilled Steakhouse Chicken Sandwiches, Potato Salad

16 – Pepperoni Pizza Ring

Looking for a delicious family favorite recipe to use up leftover ham? This Broccoli and Ham Casserole is perfect! Try this quick weeknight meal idea!

17 – Ham and Cheese Pockets

18 – Meatloaf , Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

19 – Slow Cooker Taco Filling for Tacos, Chips and Salsa

20 – Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken, Baked Potatoes and Salad

21 – Easy Chicken Quesadillas

22 – Broccoli and Ham Casserole

23 – Bacon Ranch Chicken Strips

A new kind of after school snack! Delight your kids with this pretzel crust pizza!

24 – Pretzel Crust Pizza

25 – Beefy Noodle Casserole and Salad

26 – Pork Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

27 – Honey Hoisin Chicken in Slow Cooker, Rice and Salad

28 – Mexican Macaroni and Cheese and Salad

29 – Pulled Pork with Rootbeer Sauce and Oven Fries

30 – Oven Baked Hamburger Steaks

Halloween Dinner Recipe

31 – Happy Halloween! Cook up a frightfully fun dinner!

Desserts for the Month

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