October 2018 Menu Plans (Regular & Instant Pot Plans)

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Fall has officially started and everywhere you look are pumpkins. Pumpkin Spice Latte. Pumpkin Pie. Pumpkin Cheesecake. Pumpkin Soup. Pumpkins seem to overtake everything when fall rolls around. And while I am not a big fan of pumpkins, I do love how they resemble fall. 

Have no fear though, our October menu has some pumpkin recipes, but we mixed them in among some of the best and tasty fall themed meals we could find. If you’re looking for other options, October is National Pasta Month, so you could check out some amazing pasta dishes. 

Fall is officially here and we've got your meal planning covered! From slow cooker recipes to fall salads to instant pot meals, you'll find just what you need in these October Meal Plans! #meals #mealplanning #monthlymeals #fallmeals

Switch things up a bit with these Macaroni & Cheese Variations your kids just might love more than the original. Less is more when it comes to these One-Pot Pasta Meals. And if you love seafood, don’t miss these Seafood Pasta Dinners that are sure to hit the spot!

Once again there are two meal plans you can choose from – the regular meal plan with slow cooker meals on Sundays and Wednesdays or the Instant Pot Meal Plan. 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! This meal plan also includes grilled options on Friday nights to kick off your weekend!

On the Instant Pot Meal Plan, I have included some delicious fall meals with a variety of meats (fish, chicken, pork, beef), a few salads. Also, the suggestions for breakfasts, lunches, snacks and desserts at the bottom 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. 

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 since 2013. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her 10 angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank. Keep up with her via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest or join her growing Thrifty Homeschoolers group on Facebook.

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