Fall Meal Planning - September Dinner Ideas
I am so ready for fall meal planning. I am looking forward to soup, chili, & game day snacks.
Last month I told you I was going to try Hello Fresh, it did not go well. We only kinda liked the meals and they didn't go any faster than if I had gone the traditional route. So I quit that and we are moving on.
I'm back to feeling inspired in the kitchen, I got into my groove with the kids in school, so let's try a few new recipes this month.
The meal planner I use is Plan to Eat (affiliate link). I love it because you can upload any recipe you want from the internet to make a recipe/ meal bank (like I talked about in the how to meal plan post) and then you just drag and drop the recipe onto the day you want to eat it. Plus it makes a shopping list for you too.
September Meal Plan
We love snack boards / leftovers on Wednesdays with game night and we waste a lot less because we aren't forgetting about food in there. We have been doing pizza on Fridays for years now, so that is 2 nights a week pre planned forever.
@sandboxacademy Leftover night but make it charcuterie 😂 #realisticdinners #realisticdinnerideas #familydinnerideas #charcuterieboardnight #leftoverdinner #familynightideas ♬ original sound - Emily | relatable mom life
@sandboxacademy Family movie night is one of the best decisions i made for my family. My kids look forward to it all week, I pop a frozen pizza in the oven for dinner, and we add a treat. Sometimes I bake and sometimes I grab movie candy. Right now my kids even turn down invited from friends on Friday cause it is family movie night. I know that wont last so im soaking it all in. And im open to inviting friends to join us. #simplefamilytradition #familytradition🥰 #familymovienight #movienightforkids #fridaynighttradition #fridaymovienight #familytraditions #familytimeideas ♬ original sound - Emily | relatable mom life
Tried and True Recipes we Love
One Pot Zuppa Toscana (Eric's favorite with homemade bread)
@sandboxacademy Replying to @teetee_mama my kids’ favorite dinner of all time is flank steak & tortellini. Marinate the flank steak in -1/2 cup honey -1/2 soy sauce - 1 tbsp garlic - 1 tsp ginger Grill the flank steak Boil the tortellini (we love @costco or bertolli) Toss the tortellini in olive oil & serve with roasted broccoli or green beans. My kids devour this and there are never leftovers #familydinnerideas #favoritedinner #easyfamilydinnerideas #flanksteaks #tortellinitok #familyfavoritemeal ♬ original sound - Emily | mom talk + activities
New To Us Recipes
Bourbon Peach Roasted Salmon (My kids asked if I would sub the salmon with chicken or steak)
If meal planning doesn't come natural to you, I suggest trying out the Ultimate Stay At Home Mom Course*. It covers the benefits of meal planning and teaches you to develop a system.
Then you can grab the Plan to Eat app* and start importing your family's favorite recipes.
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