October Menu ~ 2012

Fall is without a doubt my favorite season. I love the crisp air and the fresh smells. Apples and pumpkins make their many appearances from dishes on the table to decorations around the house and in the yard. While this month I’m not focusing on the before-mentioned ingredients just yet, I am switching my menu to include more hearty soups and belly-filling meals. Below is my menu plan for the month with links for the recipes already posted. There are a lot of recipes I intend to try for the first time this month, and so as always, stay tuned for links 🙂

Week 1 ~ October 1st – 6th

Spinach Tomato Feta Frittata

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

Mexican Pizza

Roasted Salmon with Lemon-Herb Matzo Crust

Friday – Pizza Night

Chicken Schnitzel with Spaetzle

Week 2 ~ October 7th – 13th

Sunday Dinner – Roast Chicken, Carrot Mash Bake, Pesto-Parmesan Green Beans, Roasted potatoes & Biscuits

Muffaletta Calzone (with turkey pepperoni– optional)

Cheeseburger Salad

Taco Pizza (new recipe!)

Mexican Tilapia with Crock Pot Pinto Beans and Rice Fritters

Friday – Pizza Night

Ultimate Baked Beans (this is a meal!) with Corn & Wild Rice Muffins

Week 3 ~ October 14th – 20th

Sunday Dinner – Hearty Taco Chili

Black Bean Taquitos with Cucumber Salsa & Garlic Sour Cream

Turkey Salisbury Steaks with White Bean Mash

Quesadillas

Creamy Risotto and Shrimp with Green Peas

Friday – Pizza Night

Cheeseburgers

Week 4 ~ October 21st – 27th

Sunday Dinner – Roast Beef, Roasted Green Beans, 7-Grain Mix, Herb & Cheese Biscuits

Pasta and Lentil Soup with Homemade Crackers

Meatball Sub Cups with Butternut Squash Bake

Lime Chicken Tacos

Piccata Style Fish with Pasta and Lima Beans

Friday – Pizza Night

Romano-Crusted Chicken

Week 5 ~ October 28th – 31st

Sunday Dinner – Beef Stew with Biscuits

Zucchi Noodles with Turkey Meatballs & Marinara

Chicken Gyros and Salad

Cheese Enchiladas with Refried Beans and Salad

Breakfast:

Turkey Bacon & Egg Puffs

Eggs & Grits Bowl

Crock Pot Oatmeal

Jimmy Dean Delights (turkey sausage, egg white, and cheese breakfast sandwiches on a wheat english muffin)

Cheese Omelet with Whole Wheat Toast, Beef or Turkey Sausage and Banana slices

Other Sides:

Rosemary Sunchoke Chips (If I can find sunchokes!)

Homemade Crackers

Cheesy Rice Fritters

Pesto-Parmesan Green Beans

Crock Pot Pinto Beans

Refried Beans

Herb and Cheese Biscuits

Desserts:

Double Dark-Chocolate Hazelnut Banana Bread (I may use an Almond Butter instead of the Hazelnut)

Caramel Pear Pudding

Caramel Praline Tart

Oatmeal Cookies with Mini Chocolate Chips

Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Bars

Go-To Granola Bars

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