{October} Meals for a Month


Where did September go? Seriously, it flew by for our family. And looking at the calendar, it appears October is going to be a very eventful, but fun month for us, too. This coming Sunday, we are hosting Pie with the Pastors at our home, along with the 7th Annual Cajun Food & Candy on Halloween.  For this event, we make a big stock pot of Chicken and Sausage Gumbo or Jambalaya and serve it up to friends before Jon takes the kids out for trick-or-treating.

This month’s meal plan was heavily influenced by my kids. Today, we planned it over lunch. They really like to cook, and got inspired after watching a few episodes of a kids’ cooking challenge. I greatly appreciate their interest in cooking. However, we are continue to work on the cleaning up afterwards! 🙂

Do you have favorite fall recipes? If so, what? Feel free to share your favorites recipes and links in the comment section.

Kids in the Kitchen:
Homemade Pizza (Jadon), Lasagna (Jamison), Baked Donuts (Jamison), Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake (Jadon)

Lentil Chili, Chicken Noodle Soup,  Cheesy Broccoli SoupPork Green Chile Stew, GumboThai Butternut Squash Soup

Meatless Meals:
Mujadara, Sloppy Lentils (meatless Sloppy Joes), The Pioneer Woman’s Black Bean BurgerChili Cheese Lentils,

Moroccan Chicken Thighs w/ Lemon & Olives*Chicken and Dumplings, Sweet & Sticky Drumsticks

Fish Tacos, Chutney Glazed Salmon Baked Halibut w/ Sour Cream, Parmesan & Dill Topping, Roast Cod w/ Garlic Butter,  Salmon Croquettes , Tunafish Casserole

Shepherd’s Pie, Mama’s Pot of Beans, Homemade Chili-Cheese Hamburger Helper, Roast Beef, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Jambalaya, The Pioneer Woman’s Taco Pizza

Freezer Meals:
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Beef and Vegetable Soup, Chili

Vegetables,  Side Dishes & Salads:
Roasted Broccoli, Sugar Snap Peas, Carrots, Roasted Brussels Sprout, Green Beans, Normandy Vegetable Blend, Corn,Parmesan Roasted Butternut Squash, Couscous Pilaf, English Peas, Quinoa, Various Salads, Rice, Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash

Baked Oatmeal, Pancakes, Smoothies, Hot/Cold Cereal, Eggs/Bacon or Sausage, Fruit with Cottage Cheese, Homemade Muffins and Fruit, Sweet Potato Scones, Biscuits and Gravy, Toad in the Hole

No-Knead Bread, 30 Minute Rolls, Cinnamon Doughnut Muffins, 45 minute Cinnamon Rolls, Maple-Bacon Sugar Cookies

Quinoa Bites, Veggies and Hummus,  Granola Bars, Cheese, Peanut Butter & Crackers, Energy Bites (NaNa’s recipe), Smoothies,


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