November Menu Plan & How To Plan A Month Of Meals.

November 4, 2019

I used to ONLY meal plan on a month basis, but really got out of the habit as the boys have gotten older. (and going to the grocery store has stopped being so miserable and awful.)

However, as our schedule is filling progressively more and more with elementary school activities. I knew I had to get back into this habit. Plus, I’ve been going to the grocery store entirely too much! So, on Friday, I took an inventory of what we had in the pantry, freezer, deep freeze, and fridge. From there, I began to fill in with sale items. For example, pasta was on super sale at Publix so I decided to replace our usual pizza night with easy pasta dishes. We also had a weird amount of hot dogs leftover from Liam’s birthday party, so I wanted to use those up. If you didn’t see my Instagram post last week, I also won a free year of burritos from my local Moe’s as I waited in line and was one of the first 50 to enter! So, we will be eating a lot of Moe’s in the coming months. Since this is the perfect season for grilling, you will notice I added several grilling nights. I just freeze my meat in marinade, so I can thaw it and its ready to go!

We had a lot of tomato soup on hand from the hurricane, so I added grilled cheeses and made it a dinner! When I asked the boys what they wanted on the meal plan, they asked for mac and cheese and ramen noodles. So, we turned that into a night!

So, get creative. Use what you have before you build your shopping list. Be realistic, if you know you’re doing to eat every Saturday. Add that!

November 2019
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2
            Leftover pizzas
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Steak/ Chicken Drumsticks with salad Butter Chicken
w/ Rice
Moe’s Burrttos Dinner Grilled Cheese with tomato soup Breakfast for dinner

Easy pasta night
(Angry Birds 2.)
Wings & Salads
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Burger Night
 with chips
Bulgogi with rice and kimchi Taco Night (beef) Baked chicken tenders with mashed potatoes Sausages with veggies Pasta Night
(Dora The Explorer)
Shrimp Party Tray
with corn
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Grilled chicken cobb salads Korean pork with rice/kimchi/spicy rice cakes Chicken quesadillas Pasta night with sausage   Grilled cheese with tomato soup Snacks for dinner + veggies
Hamburger night
with fries!
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Steak and grilled chicken with salad Baked Chicken Tenders With Mashed Potatoes Taco Night (beef) Ramen and Mac n cheese night Thanksgiving
Pasta Night
Movie Night
Grilled chicken thighs with veggies
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