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October Meal Plans

post #1 of 26
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I hope it's okay that I'm starting this one, I love looking at plans for ideas.

Here's what I have so far for October (and the last few days of September):

29th: Burgers (veggie or salmon) & salad
30th: BBQ pork & rice with steamed broccoli
1st: Sloppy Joes
2nd: Tuna melts (tuna, miracle whip & havarti on sourdough) in the panini grill
3rd: Banana pancakes and sausages
4th: Egg burritos & tater tots
5th: Pizza night (I haven't decided on take-out or homemade yet)
6th: Chicken Pot pie (probably from Costco) and salad
7th: Spaghetti & salad
8th: Panini (haven't decided on sandwich filling yet)
9th: Soft tacos
10th: Swedish meatballs with egg noodles
11th: Waffles, fruit & bacon
12th: Thanksgiving dinner at my Mom's (can't wait!)
13th: DH and I are eating out with a GC I got for my birthday
14th: Lettuce Wraps
15th: French toast & fruit
16th: Chicken fingers & salad
17th: Tosino & rice with some kind of veggie
18th: Chicken Tikka & rice
19th: Agedashi tofu, Tempura yams and rice

I meal plan in 3 week chunks so I haven't gotten to the last 10 days of October yet. I'm not sure why I do 3 week chunks, a whole month seems overwhelming.
post #2 of 26
I've got the first 7 days of October done.

-Terriyaki/lemon glazed mahimahi and fries
-Thai steak salad over soba noodles
-Parmesan crusted chicken cutlets and broiled asparagus
-Homemade potato soup and french bread
-Hamburgers, cottage cheese, and corn on the cob
-Grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup
-Spaghetti with tomatoes/parmesan cheese and french bread
post #3 of 26
post #4 of 26
I finished the entire month yesterday! Including B,L,D and snack. I noticed we have quite a bit of the same meals...LOL. Great minds think alike.

1-BLTs, cottage cheese and curly fries
2-meatloaf muffins, mashed potatoes and corn
3-tuna noodle casserole
4-Ham and cheese melts
5-Stuffed Zuchinni boats
6-chicken breast, veggies and pasts
7-Pork chops, noodles and veggie
9-Baked Potatoes
10-Beef Stroganoff
11-sausage and alfredo pizza
12-homemade macaroni and cheese
13-veggie stirfry
14-Pizza Casserole OR SOMETHING NEW
15-Hamburg noodle soup
16-breakfast for dinner
17-cheese and bell pepper Quesedillsa
18-Egg burritos
19-fried potatoes and hotdogs
20-Taco salad
21-Stuffed Peppers
22-CHicken Pot Pies
23-Homemade pizza
24-Spihghetti and garlic bread
25-Zuchinni Quesedillas
26-Fried eggs and sausage
28-Tuna Melts
29-Sloppy Joe
30-potatoe soup
31-not sure yet...something quick
post #5 of 26
Wow, I'm impressed! I can't plan more than a week ahead! We make our plan and then grocery shop (with leeway for sales) but there's no way I could do it for a month ahead...

Ham was the theme last week--I haven't decided what this week's theme will be. LOL.
post #6 of 26
I have most of October done but still need a few more. So I'll just post weekly.

2-Asian beef and noodle casserole
3-Grilled pork chops with pears and onions, scalloped potatoes, corn
4-Roast with carrots and onions, mashed potatoes
5-French dip sandwiches, baked fries, salad

Breakfast is oatmeal or bagels, weekends I do make more time consuming meals. Lunches are leftovers or sandwiches. Wednesdays we eat at my mom's which is why there are skipped days on there.
post #7 of 26
Here we go:

30: Jambalaya with sausage, biscuits
1: Italian casserole, homemade garlic twists, french beans
2: Beef stew, ugali (like polenta), collards
3: white bean chili, fresh bread
4: pizza, probably homemade
5: Roast beef, carrots, potatoes
6: Githeri (hominy and kidney beans) and cornbread
7: Cheesy hamburger noodles, veggies
8: Baked potato soup and french bread
9: Salisbury steak and egg noodles, veggies
10: Scrambled eggs, ugali, spinach
11: Baked chicken, sweet potatoes, veggies
post #8 of 26
I shuffled things around alot so I probably have stuff that was actually on last week's.

6-fried potatoes
7-french dips, baked fries
10-breaded fish sandwiches, stir fried veggies, pasta, roasted potatoes
11-hamsteak, au gratin potatoes, some veggie
post #9 of 26
Here is my very first ever meal plan!

M 6: baked salmon, baked sweet potato cubes, salad
T 7: tacos, sugar snap peas
W 8: meatballs, spaghetti sauce, and quinoa pasta
Th 9: crockpot Thai curry and basmati rice (trying this:
Crockpot Thai Curry); asparagus with pine nuts
F 10: bbq chicken and cornbread in crockpot (trying this--can you tell I just found this blog?: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008...icken-and.html)
S 11: leftovers
Su 12: at aunt's house
M 13: hamburgers and onions; sweet potatoes a la crash hot potatoes; apples
T 14: out--using a gift certificate!
W 15: caesar salad with roasted chicken (leg quarters)
Th 16: tuna sandwiches and vegetable soup; pickles
F 17: baked tuna steaks with aioli; harvest hodgepodge; baked sweet potato cubes
S 18: stir-fried vegetables (cabbage, pepper, onion, broccoli, snap peas) and cashews; basmati rice
Su 19: Peruvian Quinoa Stew from Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home; salad
M 20: corned beef with onions and cabbage (and maybe a potato for a special treat--I'm off potatoes more or less)
T 21: corned beef sandwiches on rye (me) or wheat (husband) with coleslaw and Russian dressing; roasted sweet potatoes and cauliflower
W 22: pork chops with onions; frozen peas or broccoli; applesauce
Th 23: macaroni and cheese (made with high-protein whole-grain pasta...it's not too bad, really, although I am not a whole-wheat pasta fan); pan-fried sausage and onion
F 24: beef stew with carrots, onions, celery, turnip, and garlic; corn bread
S 25: migas (Pioneer Woman)
S 26: tuna sandwiches and soup (canned)
M 27: beef brisket (Pioneer Woman); crash hot potatoes (also PW) of sweet potatoes; string beans (frozen)
T 28: salad topped with barbecued brisket
W 29: brisket sandwiches, roasted cauliflower and cabbage
Th 30: vegetable frittata (some Moosewood cookbook or other), salad
F 31: who knows--it's Halloween. Probably tuna sandwiches or something.
post #10 of 26

I replied in the sept thread, oops.

I dont have mine yet, but Im starting my meal plan now! GL to me...! (I need it)...will post back once it's done, gonna take a while.
post #11 of 26
This week:
Monday- Steak, corn on the cob and sald
Tuesday- Roast chicken with sweet potatoes
Wednesday- GF pizza with sausage and mozzarella
Thursday- Corn chowder
Friday- Eggplant parmesan

Mmm,, I'm hungry already!
post #12 of 26
my first time in the meal planning threads. :

i am always so impressed with the diversity of everyone's meals! our schedule just does not allow for that (much to DS' chagrin). i tend to do leftovers with changed sides and/or overlap stuff. i also try to use whatever's in the house to make meals, and shop around what we have/what's on sale. makes meal-planning sort of backwards sometimes, but it works [most of the time].

so...this week:

10/12 - "breakfast for dinner": tx bacon, omelettes, french toast
10/13 - roasted chicken (whole) & veggies, rice
10/14 - chx leftovers, same rice, diff veggies
10/15 - split pea soup (out of the can) w/ crumbled [leftover] tx bacon & grilled cheese sandwiches or quesadillas
10/16 - whatever leftovers or other stuff DS grabs out of the frige while i'm out : hopefully something healthy
10/17 - last of the chicken, broccoli w/ cheese sauce, noodles
10/18 - undecided right now

i know next week i'll be making broth out of the chicken carcass, and we'll have some sort of pasta dish too. that's as far as i can look ahead at the moment.
post #13 of 26
This week:

14-chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes
17-grilled chicken sandwiches, fries
18-chili, cornbread
19-breakfast, sausage, toast, eggs, hashbrowns
post #14 of 26
B - Pancakes & Fruit
L - Egg salad sandwiches on whole wheat with carrot dippers
D - Lemon Crumb Tilapia, Lima Beans, Corn, Brown Rice

B - Yogurt with blueberries and granola
L - Fried Rice w/ leftover rice
D - Cobb Sandwiches, Salad

B - Pumpkin Muffins
L - Tuna salad sandwiches on whole wheat with grapes
D - Balsamic Chicken & Onions, Tortellini

B - Yogurt with blueberries & granola
L - Leftover Balsamic Chicken & Onions, Tortellini
D - Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Crusty Bread

B - Pancakes & Fruit
L - Leftover soup and 1/2 sandwich or salad
D - Breakfast for dinner (Chris' choice)

B - Eggs, Toast & Sausage
L - Leftover soup and 1/2 sandwich or salad
D - Blackbean & Cheese Quesadillas, Guacamole

B - Blueberry Muffins
L - Quesadillas
D - Grill night (DH wants bratwurst and I don't like it so we'll grill a couple of things or if there is soup left Gavin and I will have that while DH has bratwurst)
post #15 of 26
This week:

20-spaghetti, bread, salad
21-tomato soup and bread or leftover chili and corn bread
24-breaded trout, pasta, veggies
25-ham, twice baked potatoes, rolls, green beans
26-steak, whatever sides dh cooks
post #16 of 26
Here is our menu for the upcoming week...


Apple dutch baby
Scrambled eggs
Breakfast soup

cubed cheese
hard boiled eggs
string cheese
mini oranges
black beans

veggie quesadillas
quick cheesy rice

Grilled chicken, green beans and pasta salad
Ravioli and veggies, homemade bread
tuna salad sandwiches, carrots and dip, fruit
Roast with carrots and potatoes
Beef burritos
Tofu/veggie burgers
homemade pizza

leftover birthday cake!!
rice krispie treats
post #17 of 26
B- Oatmeal Pudding
L- Leftovers
D- Hamburgers, hot dogs, Potato salad & baked beans

B- Baked Oatmeal
L- Egg Salad & Tomato Coconut Corn Chowder
D- Crockpot Rst Sticky Chicken, Butternut, Apple, Onion Gratin

B- Breakfast Casserole
L- Waldorf Chicken Salad
D- Church

B- French Toast, sausage & scrambled eggs
L- Roasted Veggie Wraps
D- Salad, Mushroom Sweet Potato Stew,

B- Apple Cinnamon Puffed Pancake, Bacon & scrambled eggs
L- Creamy Lemon Salmon Pasta
D- Kielbasa, Braised Cabbage & Onions, augratin potatoes

B- Dippy Eggs & Fried Egg Croissant Sandwiches
L- Baked Sweet Potato Coins & Tomato Coconut Corn Chowder
D- Black Beans & Rice

B- Pumpkin Rice Pudding & Pumpkin Berry Muffins
L- Mexican 7 layer dip and chips
D- Sushi Spring Rolls
post #18 of 26
Originally Posted by mama2jack View Post
Here is our menu for the upcoming week...

Breakfast soup

I have to ask - what is breakfast soup? I've eaten miso soup for breakfast but it the only morning soup I could think of.
post #19 of 26
since I'm new at this meal planning thing, I am only doing one week in advance, trying to go by what's on sale (I'm also stocking up). Since we aren't eating out 2-3 times per week anymore, I already feel like I'm in a rut and am kind of out of ideas. I'm trying to plan for next week and am stuck. Maybe you could help me fill in based on what kinds of dinners we have? Tuesdays and Wednesdays have to be relatively easy since those are days we get home later.


1- sausage & squash skillet, salad
2- oriental chicken with rice noodles and veggie stir fry
3 - baked vegetable ziti, garlic rolls, salad
4 - grilled t-bones, roasted rosemary baby red potatos, garden squash
5 - roast herb cicken, mushroom risotto, steamed broccoli
6 - spaghetti with marinara and 3meats, garlic toast, steamed green beans
7 - ham and potato soup, herbed focaccia, salad
8 - chicken pot pie, salad
9 - homemade pizza
10- roasted pork chops, roasted root vegetables
11 - chili, corn bread, salad
12 - jumbalaya
13 - flat-iron steaks, baked potatoes, steamed broccoli
14 - chicken fajitas
15 - pork red-curry stir-fry with wild rice
16 - fried chicken a la alton brown, mashed potatoes, corn
17 - homemade pizza
18 - ate out since we weren't in town
19 - cornish game hens, mushroom couscous, edamame
20 - grilled carne asada tacos
21 - leftovers

I think the hardest part is that when we ate out (mostly to-go), I could get Thai and DP could get italian or something. Our food tastes are so different so cooking to accommodate both of us is becoming a challenge. I like really spicy food, asian and anything new - DP is a meat and potatoes man. DD will eat anything
post #20 of 26
Originally Posted by MidnightCommando View Post
I have to ask - what is breakfast soup? I've eaten miso soup for breakfast but it the only morning soup I could think of.
It is a fruit soup kind of similar to a smoothie
I usually do 1 c. yogurt, 1 banana and some peaches. Blend, serve in a bowl w/ "sprinkles" (wheat germ or ground flax) and sometimes toast w/pb.
You could really do any fruit and sometimes I have to thin it w/ milk.
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