After the day I went to the grocery store really quick to get the ingredients for chili and then got home to realize that I was missing chili beans. It wouldn’t have been a big deal but I didn’t realize it until I was finished, or so I thought I was fished making the chili.

Who forgets chili beans when they go shopping for chili? I was so mad. Callen was already down for his nap and it was three o’clock. I couldn’t leave. So as soon as Callen woke up, off to the store we went again, for the second time that day, to get chili beans.

After that, I decided that I wanted to get organized this month and make a meal plan, so that I will not be rushing back to the grocery store once again.

I left Wednesday’s blank because we normally eat dinner at church on Wednesday nights. I also left the weekends blank because we normally eat leftovers or have plans on the weekends. I like to make chili on the weekends so we can have leftovers for after church when we need something quick to eat.

Let me know what your favorite was and if you would like for me to do this monthly. Although, I use a lot of these recipes every month. These are some of my favorite recipes and they  normally come up a lot during each month (in the cooler months, I have a strict rule that it has to be cold enough outside to have chili or other soups).

Would love to hear your thoughts and even your recipe recommendations. I love trying new recipes as well. Maybe I will start thinking for November and get a head start for next month.


October Meal Plan

(Click on the calendar or heading to print meal plan)


Crispy Cheddar CHicken

Crispy Cheddar Chicken

Recipe and Photo by Plain Chicken

I’ve made this with and without the sauce. Good both ways.

Chicken Ranch Roll-Ups Recipe

Chicken Crescents

Recipe and Photo by: Six Sisters

I made only half this recipe since I was making it for 2 1/2 people, and had to use one can of crescent rolls and I stuffed them full. Next time I’ll only do one tablespoon of the chicken mixture instead of stuffing each roll so full and may cut back the chicken mixture even more than just half.


Baked Orzo Pasta with Zucchini





pot roast

Pot Roast


Baked Penne

Baked Penne Pasta



Chicken Fajitas



Chicken & Dumplings



Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Recipe and Photo by: The Girl Who Ate Everything

(I omit the green onions)


Chicken Pot Pie



Beef Stew

Recipe and Photo by: Martha Stewart Recipes


Potato Soup



Spaghetti & Turkey Meatballs


Crispy Panko Coated Ranch Chicken

Crispy Ranch Chicken

Recipe and Photo by: Deep South Dish

(I’ve used plain bread crumbs instead of panko, either one will work. I also used ritz cracker since that’s what I had and I didn’t use the cajun seasoning, but next time I will.)

Strawberry Bals Pork Chops

Strawberry Balsamic Pork Chops & Roasted Red Potatoes



White Chicken Chili


I downloaded the calendar from If you want a blank one to print, click here for a pdf.