Here's your FREE Weekly Meal Plan 40 for October 10-16. Don't let dinner time be a daily struggle, or spend hours in the kitchen. I hope these menus are helping you to stay on budget and saving time and money
If you have any suggestions or needs, let me know. I'd love your input. Together we can enjoy delicious affordable meals!
Meal planning and prepping tips
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Every week, I share a free meal plan for you to use the following week. You'll have seven main dish recipes, along with a few extras and of course dessert.
Typically the weekly meal plans are named by number of the week and date. For example, if the plan is for the first week of January, will be titled Weekly Meal Plan 1 - Jan 3-9. Next year the plans will be updated for the corresponding dates with tasty new recipes!
Don't forget - if you have a busy day and plan on eating out, just drop a day off the menu and adjust the meal plan to fit YOUR busy life!
Meal Planning Tips
Here are some shortcuts and tips for this week's menu!
- Leftovers of broccoli soup and alphabet soup freeze great! The broccoli soup is also delicious over a baked potato for an easy dinner.
- Of course the bbq'd pork is great for sandwiches, but it's also delicious for quesadillas, nachos and tacos. The leftover pork freezes really well.
- Leftover fajitas are perfect for lunch on day two! You can also use them to make a yummy frittata!
- The pot sticker recipe makes a lot. Freeze extras (before cooking) on a sheet pan. When they are completely frozen, place in a ziplock bag and return to the freezer until you're ready to enjoy them. Allow to thaw completely, then cook as directed.
Weekly Meal Plan 40
Skillet Chicken Fajitas
Skillet Fajitas - so yummy! Everyone will loves fajitas and it's a great way for everyone to get more vegetables.
A side of black beans will round out your meal as well.
Both are great side dishes and both are terrific additions if you want to add them right into your fajita. Doesn't that sound yummy?
Another quick and easy meal for dinner tonight! Super simple this meal perfect for Sunday dinner!
This creamy lemon pasta recipe tastes like you've slaved all day in the kitchen but it takes just minutes to make!
Sautéed Portobello Mushrooms would be a great edition to pasta!
Grab a loaf of garlic bread, and pick up a bagged Caesar salad. Just that easy and dinner is done!
Broccoli Soup Recipe
What's not to love about this meal?!! Old Fashioned Cream of Broccoli Soup is unbelievably good and takes only 30 minutes to make!
This was my Grandma's favorite soup and I'd make it for it almost every time we visited. ❤️
What is yummy with Broccoli Soup? Serve it in a bread bowl - make your own or store-bought, so delicious!
Some veggies on the side, served with this blue cheese dip would be wonderful!
Slow Cooker Pork Sandwich
Easy to make in your crockpot this bbq pork couldn't be easier to make! We like it because the pork is tender and delicious every time!
Grab the Slow Cooker Pork Recipe here.
Leftover pulled pork freezes great!
This easy Alphabet Soup Recipe will take you right back to childhood! It has a rich and beefy tomato base and loads of alphabet pasta.
Don't forget to spell out your name, That's half the fun! 😋
What to serve with this soup? Sliced apples and cheese! A charcuterie cheese board would be lovely!
Because it's fall, this Pumpkin Dip Charcuterie Board, would be a lovely edition to your meal, encouraging everyone to linger around the table and visit!
Chicken Pot Pie Casserole
This family friendly meal is a cinch to make! It uses leftover rotisserie, pantry ingredients and frozen vegetables. Topped with a buttery crescent roll crust the flavors are AMAZING!
Enjoy the Chicken Pot Pie Casserole Recipe
Are you wondering what to serve with this? A simple green salad would be fantastic!
Dinner rolls would be are always great, purchase some ciabatta rolls or make these easy dinner rolls - love that fresh baked bread!
Homemade Pot Stickers
These are fun to make and eat, you can get the whole family together and how to make homemade pot stickers! They steam quickly and you can gobble them up while watching movies Saturday night!
Serve these with Chicken Fried Rice - YUM! That would be fantastic!
Honey Sriracha chicken would also be fantastic with the pot stickers
You'll love everything about this super simple Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings Recipe!
The sweet brown sugar sauce bubbles around the crescent rolls - start to finish, this only takes 40 minutes!
Easy to make tender apple dumplings, you'll love this treat!
Meal Planning Worksheet
Click on the link below to download a PDF of the meal plan 40 worksheet so you can easily make notes and your grocery list for this weeks recipes!
Hungry for more? Be sure to check out the previous meal plans!