Fall Meal Planning - September Dinner Ideas

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

fall meal planning September dinner ideas

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 

Easy Chicken Tacos

Skillet Pickle Chicken

One Skillet Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken and Orzo (SOOO GOOD)

One Pot Zuppa Toscana (Eric's favorite with homemade bread)

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

Chicken Parm Sliders




Flank Steak & Tortellini

@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

Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup

Easy Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Bourbon Peach Roasted Salmon (My kids asked if I would sub the salmon with chicken or steak)

Frito Pie



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. 

*affiliate links


If you are needing more meal planning ideas, check out: 

February's Meal Plan 

March Meal Plan

April Meal Plan

May Meal Plan

July Meal Plan

August Meal Plan

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