Talk about the weather turning, seems as if Fall has a mind of it’s own this year. Again we have for you our FREE Monthly Meal Plan full of budget friendly recipes for you and your family.

Along with our October Meal Plan, we want to remind you to check out our past Menu Plans going back 3 years! 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!

Also we are changing up the Weekly Newsletter. The newsletter will now be delivered to your inbox on Friday mornings and will feature a weekly menu plan. We are working on putting together a printable grocery shopping list to go along with the recipes too! Subscribe for the Weekly Newsletter!

Did you know that we have over three years worth of Monthly Menu Plans for you as well as Weekly Menu Plans? And be sure to follow us on Facebook and Pinterest – where we share lots of Budget Friendly Recipes that you and your family will love!

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The Printable Menu is now available on a calendar in grid form. Print or save to your computer for easy access!


October Meal Plan

1 –  Taco Ring

2 – Tuna Macaroni Casserole

3 – Chicken Pot Pies and Salad

4 – Pork Fried Rice and Egg Rolls

5 – Lasagna, Salad and Garlic Bread

Classic Spaghetti with Meatballs :: Recipe on

6 – Stir-Fry Beef Lo Mein with Brown Rice

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

8 – Mexican Macaroni and Cheese and Salad

9 – Breakfast for Dinner, Old Fashioned Homemade Pancakes

10 – Shanghai Wings with Steamed Vegetables

11 – Homemade Pizza Pockets

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

Homemade Chicken 'n Noodles :: Recipe on

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

14 – Chicken N’ Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

15 – Grilled Steakhouse Chicken Sandwiches, Potato Salad

16 – Bacon Ranch Chicken Strips

17 – Make Ahead Sloppy Joes and Pasta Salad

18 – Pepperoni Pizza Ring

19 – Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken, Baked Potatoes and Salad

Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole :: Recipe on

20 – Easy Chicken Quesadillas

21 – Bacon Cheeseburger Casserole and Salad

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

23 – Wet Bean Burritos, Chips and Salsa

24 – Chili and Corn Bread

25 – Appetizers and Baked Potato Bar

26 – Stuffed Meatloaf , Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Witch Fingers for Halloween :: Recipe on

27 – Meatloaf Sandwich

28 – Pulled Pork with Rootbeer Sauce and Oven Fries

29 – Beefy Noodle Casserole and Salad

30 –  Taco Bar with Homemade Queso Cheese Dip

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

Caramel Apple Nut Bars

Desserts for the Month

Before you leave be sure to check out more of our over 3 years worth of Budget Friendly Recipes and Menu Planning Tips too!



    • Hi Ellen, Unfortunately there is currently not a grocery list available. It is something that we are working on including in the coming months. Can I get your opinion on whether you would like the grocery list for the entire month or broken out into a weekly list?

      Thanks, Doug

    • Hi Ellen, We are excited to let you know that we have the shopping list ready for the weekly menu plan.
      You can learn more about it on menu planning page.
      Happy Cooking!

  1. I would like a month long grocery list. Other may like just a week. Maybe you could do both. It’s hard to guess how much chicken/beef/pork you will need for the month.

    Also are theses recipies for 4 or 6?

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