October Menu Plan

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 26, 2008

Need some more frugal menu ideas!

I have been working on my October menu plan and thought I would share it with you all as we near the end of September! I can smell fall looming just north of us, slowly creeping its way into our area each week! I’ve got all my apple pie and cinnamon candles out and have to resist the temptation to buy fall decorations every time I’m at the store (isn’t it nice of them to put them right by the front door? Very tempting!!!)
I have this written out on my monthly template, but thought it would be easiest to share with everyone if I just typed it into a post and linked it to the sidebar!
I will just use the number starting with Monday, Sept 29, and segment off each week. I will post the recipe links and cost breakdowns each night, as I make the meals!

29- Fish, Rice and Broccoli
30- Norwegian Rice Pudding with Fruit
1 – Pesto Spaghetti
2 – Pork with Apples, Asparagus
3 – Orange Chicken (Entree Vous meal, add celery and rice)
4 – Almost Cobb Salad
5 – Grill Burgers, Corn Cob, Melon

6 – Oven Fried Drumsticks, HM Rolls
7 – Grilled BLT, Carrot Sticks
8 – Beef Roast, Orzo, Broccoli
9 – Minestrone Soup, HM Rolls
10 – TX Cowboy’s Pie, Squash
11 – BBQ Lentils and Rice
12 – Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce

13 – Baked Chicken and Acorn Squash over Rice
14 – Zucchini Omelets with Oranges
15 – Chicken and Black Bean Burritos
16 – Pork Roast
17 – Chicken Succotash
18 – Meeting at Church, dinner provided
19 – Preschool Bonfire, dinner provided

20 – Pasta with Marinara, Baked Chicken
21 – Waffles and Eggs with Fruit
22 – Fish (Tacos) ‘n Chips
23 – Sweet Potato Soup, HM Rolls
24 – Chicken Strips, HM Rolls, Veggie
25 – Corn and Salsa Tortilla Soup
26 – Enchilada Casserole

27 – Butternut Squash Soup, HM Rolls
28 – Bacon n Egg Quesadillas
29 – HM Macaroni and Cheese
30 – Chili Topped Potatoes
31 – Tuna Melts and Carrot Sticks
1 – Shepherd’s Pie
2 – Taco Soup

This menu plan is subject to change, depending on events, what’s in the freezer and what produce is on sale or not!

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherry September 26, 2008 at 8:00 am

Wow! Talk about organized! :D I do 2 weeks at a time, but haven’t even tried for a month. Thanks for sharing!
Have a great Frugal Friday!
Yellow Cake from Scratch


Denise September 26, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Hi, I am new to your blog but really enjoy it. I shall enjoy trying many of your recipes and hope you don’t mind but I have put a link on my blog, so that I can remember how to get to yours on a regular basis :)


Nancy September 26, 2008 at 7:26 pm

Thanks for sharing. I’ll be checking back for recipes.


Jennifer September 28, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Wow! I’m totally impressed!
I’ll be visiting your blog more often!


703bwilliams October 31, 2008 at 10:01 am

I am new to this whole savings thing. I got behind on a few bills and now am playing catch up before christmas. I thought it would be impossible to feed 3 people for under $5. Following your dinners I will have no problem meeting by budget. THANK YOU.


Val Castner February 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

For those who like hiking, mountain climbing, or just traveling and camping out, then sleeping bags come in quite handy. Sleeping bags are comfortable readymade beds. Really uncomplicated to set up. You’ll just lay it and you’re prepared to use it. But note that not all sleeping bags are the identical.


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