You're going to love our Menu Plan 42 ideas with easy weeknight dinner recipes, snacks, breakfast, and game day, too. From zucchini noodles and chicken meatballs to cobb salad, shepherd's pie, and tomato soup, we have something everyone will love!
- Weekly Menu Plan 42
- ⭐ Tips
- October 23 - Shepherd's Pie
- October 24 - Chicken and Rice
- October 25 - Tomato Basil Soup
- October 26 - Rotel Chicken Spaghetti
- October 27 - Chicken Meatballs
- October 28 - Cobb Salad
- October 29 - Turkey Chili
- Project of the Week
- Weekly Meal Plan Worksheet
- More Side Dish Ideas
- Week of Oct 23-29 Food Holidays
- More Weekly Meal Plans
- Find More Recipes
Weekly Menu Plan 42
Be sure to scroll down to download our helpful grocery list, menu planner, and pantry staples list printables.
Here is your free Weekly Menu Plan 42 for October 23-29 with ideas for snacks and desserts, too.
Before we get to the menu plan, let's take a look at some of the things we shared this week, just in case you missed it:
- Easy Meatball Sliders
- Pantry Staples List Printable - FREEBIE!
- Sheet Pan Balsamic Chicken
- Homemade Italian Seasoning
- How to Cook Frozen Zucchini Noodles - NEW!
- Cinnamon Banana Bread Muffins
- Best Baked Oatmeal
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✔️ Clean your produce when you get home from the store. I like to prep ingredients like onions, broccoli, and carrots ahead of time so you just need to grab a container when it's time to cook.
This week, I suggest you prep ahead minced onions and chopped carrots. You can also make a batch of hard boiled eggs for both breakfast and the salad on Friday. The pesto for Wednesday's sandwich can also be made ahead of time.
✔️ Keep your prepped foods fresh by using quality airtight containers - these are my favorite. Plus these are great for leftovers, too.
✔️ Before you shop, check your grocery store's website. You may find coupons or specials to help save you money. Chicken thighs on sale? Substitute them for the chicken breasts in Monday's recipe. A little planning can go a long way toward saving you money, and that adds up at the end of the month!
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And, if you love soup, try one of these other yummy recipes:
October 26 - Rotel Chicken Spaghetti
My family adores this super easy rotel chicken spaghetti. We like a mild version, but you can switch up the type of rotel diced tomatoes to change the flavor and amount of heat... hot habaneros anyone?
Serve with a green salad or even a fruit salad!
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More recipes for salads with chicken:
More Breakfast Ideas
Here are a few more of our favorite snacks to make on game day (which are also great for move night, potlucks, and parties!
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Weekly Meal Plan Worksheet
Click on the link below to download a PDF of the meal planning worksheet and also our grocery list. Meals this week with menu plan 42 are gonna be so easy!
Week of Oct 23-29 Food Holidays
Mix up this week's Menu Plan 42 by adding in a few other recipes to celebrate these fun food holidays.
- National Boston Cream Pie Day - October 23
- National Canning Day - October 23
- Food Day - October 24
- Good and Plenty Day - October 24
- National Bologna Day - October 24
- National Greasy Foods Day - October 25
- Mince Meat Pie Day - October 26
- Pumpkin Day - October 26
- National Potato Day - October 27
- I'm crazy about this baked potato casserole
- National Chocolate Day - October 28
- this chocolate carmel cake is totally amazing
- Wild Foods Day - October 28
- National Oatmeal Day - October 29
Download our Mini Digital Cookbook
If you're looking for more great weeknight recipes, check out our digital mini cookbook. You'll find loads of recipes that are family-friendly and budget-friendly, too.
These recipes are tried-and-true winners with simple ingredients you probably already have in your fridge and pantry.