Menu Plan Monday, September 16th

Menu plan with recipe links

Happy Monday to you. If  you don’t have your meal plan ready yet, I have a few dinner ideas to share with you.

This week our menu is full of dishes from the freezer.

Dishes like, fajita chicken, Italian chicken, cranberry chicken,  and London broil.

These are all really easy to prep for the freezer and makes getting dinner ready so much easier too. Just thaw and cook, no messing with raw meat when you are in a rush to get dinner done.

I’m also making a batch of chili this week because I think fall is a great time to start eating soups and chilis to save some money.

We eat more salads in the summer and soups and chili in the fall.

As the weather gets cooler it’s nice to have more comfort food to eat. And chili and soups are just our kind of comfort food.

I also like to make something special on the weekends for our breakfast. And this week since apple season is starting, its mini apple muffins. They are so good!

What switches do you make seasonally in your menu planning?

Here’s what’s cooking at our house this week,


Chicken Fajitas | Frugal Family Home

Fajita Chicken, Refried Beans, Salad, and Fruit

Marinated Pork Chops, Rice, and Salad

Easy Hamburger Crock Pot Dish, Salad, and Fruit

Italian Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, and Salad

Basic Chili, Cornbread, and Salad

Cranberry Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, and Salad

London Broil Ready to Serve

London Broil, Baked Potatoes, and Salad


Leftover Most Days

Grilled Turkey Sandwiches and Soup

Corn Dogs, Fruit,  and Chips


I know in the fall, when there’s newly picked apples to be had, I love to make apple recipes. There is just something about fall and apples. This mini apple muffin recipe is really delicious. I added a nut crumble topping to them to add a little crunch and extra flavor. This recipe can be made dairy and egg free too.

Toast and Eggs

Apple Mini Muffins, Eggs, and Sausage

Pancakes, Eggs, and Sausage

I would love to hear what’s cooking at your house this week! Please scroll down and leave me a comment with your menu plan below.

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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5 thoughts on “Menu Plan Monday, September 16th”

  1. Your menu looks delicious, Shelly! 🙂 My husband has been on vacation from his job and will be off again this week, so he’s been handling a lot of the meals, which I appreciate. He’s planning on making fried mushrooms and pretzels this week. LOL – Not exactly full meals but we’ll enjoy them!

    I hope you and your family have a great week!

  2. Everything looks delicious, especially the chicken fajitas! (I love practically all Mexican food)

    I’m trying out some new recipes this week, since we have started the Trim Healthy Mama plan. So far, so good…I was really surprised at how good mashed cauliflower (instead of mashed potatoes) tastes.

    Have a great week Shelly!

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