Monthly Menu and Recipes for October’s Meal Plan (2023)

Here are the monthly menu and recipes for October’s meal plan.  This menu includes main dish recipes with a few mentions of sides for the entire month of October.  I do my menu planning for weeknights only, and Friday nights are usually something quick and easy.  Just add in the sides you desire, and you are set.  I hope this guide is helpful for you and your whole family. 

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Menu Tips

Tips for Using This Monthly Menu:

  • Print the menu and keep it visible.
  • Keep certain staples on hand (baking items, seasonings, etc.)
  • Buy in bulk when possible.
  • Look at the monthly meal plan and make a shopping list of all items you can get in advance. If possible, buy all of these items once instead of making multiple grocery trips.
  • Set aside time at the beginning of the month to prepare food (cut vegetables, divide bulk items and freeze when necessary, etc.)
  • Look at your weekly meal plans over the weekend, and make one trip to the grocery store or farmers markets to get fresh items you will need.
  • Remember that this is just a guide – use what you want and skip the rest.



Monthly Menu for October

Date MealInformation or Link
10/2Shrimp ScampiLink to the Recipe
3Pork Roast w/Veg.
4Taco Bar National Taco Day
5Cilantro Chicken Link to the Recipe
6Baked Potato BarServe w/Butter, Cheese, Sour Cream, Bacon, etc.
Weekend X
9Green StewLink to the Recipe
10Bacon Cheeseburgers
11Chicken & Shrimp Stir Fry
12FajitasServe w/Rice, Beans, Tortilla Chips, and Salsa
13RaviolisI like the frozen ones.
16Tamale CasseroleLink to the Recipe
17Rotisserie ChickenLink to Instructions
18 Beef Tips & Rice
19Turkey MeatloafYou can use ground beef if you don’t like ground turkey.
20 Chicken Strip Salad
23Poblano ChickenLink to the Recipe
24Crock Pot Pork ChopsLink to the Recipe
25Mushroom Burger CasseroleLink to the Recipe
26Baked SalmonGreat with Couscous & Green Beans
30Spaghetti & Meat SauceYou can use spaghetti squash instead of pasta if you want.
31Chili Dogs

Favorite Cooking Items

Here are some of my favorite cooking items I will be using this month. I will add links below if you want more information.

Instant Pot
Slow Cooker/Crock Pot
Air Fryer w/ Rotisserie

I hope this monthly menu for October (my favorite month of the year) saves you a lot of time on the weeknights!  Please share suggestions, feedback, and any other quick and easy favorite recipes you love.  I love to try new ideas!

Until next month,

Have a Grace & Joy-Filled Day!

“When I am filled with cares, Your comfort brings me joy.” Psalms 94:19


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  1. Love that you guys plan out your menus too. It makes everything so much easier! Your Tex-Mex and Mexican meals have been my favorite. I could eat it every day. It’s just not the same living in Florida as it was in Texas so eat some extra for me. Big hugs and thanks for making dinner easy, CoCo

    1. Yes, Texas Tex-Mex is pretty amazing, but last summer, we had some delicious Tex-Mex in Alabama. We were on the border of Florida and quite amazed. We will definitely go back next year!

  2. We sure have enjoyed featuring your awesome post at Full Plate Thursday, 662. Thanks so much for sharing with us and hope you will come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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