October 2017 Menu Plans (Regular & Instant Pot Plans)

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The first day of Fall was September 22, but so far the temperatures have yet to reflect it – even here in the north. However, cooler temperatures are most definitely on their way, which means its time for soups and more slow cooker recipes! And this month I introduced a new recipe series for the Instant Pot, which inspired me to create an Instant Pot Monthly Meal Plan as well. So you get two for the price of one. Okay, they’re both free, but still – they’re in one place!


This month I have created not one, but TWO Monthly Meal Plans! One follows the format you have come to know and love. And the other is full of Instant Pot recipes with a few salads sprinkled in for variety! :: www.homeschoolgiveaways.com

I did leave some of the 15-minute and 30-minute meal options to give you some great options before the weather turns too cold. And, I have kept slow cooker meals on Sundays and Wednesdays and grilled recipes on Friday nights – for the regular menu. If you’d like to switch up some of the Slow Cooker Meals to an Instant Pot recipe, check out my beginners post in the series for a great link to help!

As for the Instant Pot Meal Plan, I have also included some 15-minute and 30-minute meal options there as well. Also, the suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, snacks and desserts are all Instant Pot recipes.

Feel free to move any of the recipes around as needed to fit your family’s schedule. You can even mix and match the two meal plans! There is a variety of meats (fish, chicken, beef, pork) as well as soups and salads (on both plans) to keep the whole family happy. My hope each month is that you will find some new favorites to add to your own must have rotation. Once again I have included some quick and easy Breakfast, Lunch, Snack and Dessert ideas to help you throughout the month.

You can download each meal plan by clicking on the corresponding images below. 

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Written by Annette Breedlove

Annette Breedlove

Annette has been married to her husband and best friend for 11 years. Together they are raising their four children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her 5 angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES with FREE PRINTABLES (more coming soon) for homeschool families and she gets her scrapbooking fix in by making Subway Art for herself and her readers. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, gluten- and grain-free recipes, homemaking, the occasional DIY projects and maintaining her sanity. You can also keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.

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