Easy Meals for Cooler Fall Days

Are you ready for another week? Did you get your meal plan done yet? If you need some dinner ideas be sure to check out what’s cooking at our house this week.

Most of the meals I’m making this week are easy to make and budget friendly too.

Menu plan with recipe links

As we transition to a more chilly fall, we often have a few warmer days. So I try to keep a few easy to make oven-free meals on the meal plan for those warmer days.

This week we’ll be having a few sandwich dinners that my family loves. One night we’ll be enjoying BLT’s for dinner. I found bacon on sale for $3.99 per pound.

I can’t believe I’m saying that’s a sale price but lately that is a good price in our area. Is it the same where you live?

I’ll be grilling hamburgers this week too. My kids love burgers and since I have ready made patties in the freezer waiting to be eaten it makes for a quick and easy meal too.

Breakfast for dinner is on the meal plan again since it’s quick and easy to make and frugal too.

We’ll have two chicken dinners, yakisoba chicken, and grilled chicken. I want to fit in a few more grilled dinners before the weather turns chilly.

And finally, we’ll be enjoying homemade waffle iron pizza pockets. These might turn into pizza if it’s a cool day when I make them. Running the oven can help heat up the house. Which is a little chilly on the cooler fall days.

What’s cooking at your house this week?

Here are our Meals for this Week,


Making hamburger at home not only saves money but they taste so much better too.

Hamburgers and Baked Fries

BLT’s, Macaroni Salad, and Fruit

Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

Pancakes, Sausage, and Eggs

Chicken Yakisoba with Fruit

Pita Pocket Sandwiches, Chips, and Fruit

Pizza Pockets or Pizza and Salad


Leftovers most days

Tuna Sandwiches, Fruit, and Chips

Corn Dog Muffins, Salad, and Fruit


This is an easy and delicious baked donuts recipe. Who wouldn’t love double chocolate donuts that are baked to help keep the fat down? Better yet, these are also dairy free donuts too. You’ll have to see how easy these are to make. If you can measure and stir you can make them too.

Toast with Eggs

Baked Donuts with Eggs and Sausage

Omelets, Hash Browns, and Toast

Where to find more menu plan ideas for this week.

Do you need help planning your menu? Find my menu planning tips here with a free printable menu planner page and here for my frugal menu planning tips.

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1 thought on “Easy Meals for Cooler Fall Days”

  1. Wow, I can’t believe bacon is so expensive in your area! I can usually get it on sale here for around $3.50 per pound. But our produce prices are a lot higher than yours, so I guess it all evens out in the end 🙂

    Hope you have a great week!

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