Monthly Meal Plan – September 2011

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 2, 2011



It’s been awhile sense I’ve shared a monthly meal plan. The last one I shared was at the beginning of May.

Then the summer happened. And it happened faster than I could keep up.  Two week long trips…a wedding and hosting a blogging conference…and that was enough to make me fall off the bandwagon.

Trips always through me for a loop with meal planning. The stress of packing up the car…with hours and hours of activities and enough snacks and food…plus all the other “to-do”s that come with being a matron of honor and entertaining 150 people in a place you’ve not set eyes on. That was enough.

Somehow we made it through the summer without a monthly meal plan…but I need dinner time structure again!!!


September Meal Plan

(Note: Any recipes without links are new ones I plan to try…will post recipes as I make them!)

For Breakfast and Lunch

  • Pumpkin Pecan Granola
  • No Bake Apple Crisp
  • Almond Raspberry Breakfast Cake
  • Whole Wheat & Maple Cinnamon Rolls

New Recipes to Try

  • Chicken Avocado Pasta – from Mary
  • Biscuits on the Grill – from Katie
  • Southwest Wild Rice Pilaf
  • Grilled Jerk Chicken
  • Zucchini Crust Pizza
  • Apricot Walnut Chicken
  • Spaghetti and Meatball Pie
  • Tabbouleh with Quinoa
  • Grilled Pizza
  • One Dish Cajun Red Beans and Rice
  • One Dish Slow Cooker Mango Chicken

Old Family Favorites

Want to know more about why I plan my menus out each month? Read more here

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Deborah H. Bateman September 2, 2011 at 7:06 am

Some of these recipes sound really good. Can’t wait to try them.


Kathleen September 2, 2011 at 12:19 pm

is there a link to the Chicken Avocado Pasta – from Mary? we really like avocadoes and i’d like to give that one a try


Kalyn September 5, 2011 at 9:13 am

I’m always so impressed with people who actually plan meals out in advance! Sounds like a great plan and thanks for featuring my Grill Zucchini Pizza!


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom September 6, 2011 at 7:40 am

You’re welcome Kalyn…can’t wait to try it!



Kevin Cullis September 6, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Does your meal planning take into consideration if something is in season?




Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom September 7, 2011 at 7:47 am

Generally yes…because it’s cheapest to buy in season produce!



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