Meal Plan

November Monthly Meal Planner and grocery list

Drum roll please….. here is the November meal planner!  This monthly meal planner and grocery list has everything you need to make yummy meals for your family without all the work making a menu and putting together a grocery list!
November meal planner!  This monthly meal planner and grocery list has everything you need to make yummy meals for your family without all the work making a menu and putting together a grocery list! 

Monthly meal planner and grocery list

I work hard to balance things for my family. We are striving to eat better, to eat organically, to eat nutritiously, and to eat yummy food! Oh, and did I mention eat on a budget! Our family feels these meals are:
  • My meal plans are FREE!  (Your visiting my site keeps the lights on so to speak, no extra charge!)
  • My meals are nutritious & well balanced!
  • My meals are thrifty! (we pinch pennies by making good use of what foods are in season) Groceries cost our family of 5 about $125/week
  • My food is yummy! (These are all recipes my family loves; we include a dessert once a week and seasonal favorites)
  • My food is “real” and my family chooses to buy at least the dirty dozen organic!   (If you are looking for menus with boxed items, this is probably not for you)

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November Meal Planner

In November our home gardens are being closed up. The meal planner will incorporate seasonal items like pumpkins and gourds and lots of warm-you-up soups.   Our meal plan feeds our family of 5.  So for all you busy moms out there – dinner is served {and you didn’t even have to plan it!}
If you are looking for help planning a delicious Thanksgiving meal make sure to see Our Families Thanksgiving Dinner including recipes, grocery list, and even what time to put things in the oven!

Week 1:





MondayFruit & Granola (use coconut oil)Lime-Cilantro Quinoa SaladSweet Chili & CornbreadCaramelized Pumpkin Seeds
TuesdayOatmeal w/ fruitLeftover Sweet Chili & CornbreadPumpkin & Cashew Stir Fry**
Brown Rice
string cheese
WednesdayYogurt & FruitEnglish Muffin Pizza (w/ tomato sauce, cheese & olives)Souffle**Carrots
ThursdayBlueberry Muffin Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich**
Grilled chicken (BBQ sauce opt)
acorn squash
Green Beans
FridayFarmer Eggs** with 2-3 potatoes, 1 pepper  & 2 eggs per person)
with juice
Baked potato with cheese, sour cream, and broccolibaked beans & fresh bread**Apple
SaturdayPumpkin Waffles** with maple syrupLeftover baked beans & fresh bread**Cheese, black olive & Pepper Pizza

*save 1 pizza crust for Monday

celery with peanut butter
SundayBaked Apple Cider DonutsLayered Herby StewMac & Cheese
Apples with Peanut Butter Dip
*Granola makes 20-24 servings – save the rest for other days on menu (keeps in air tight container for 2-3 weeks)
**Recipe in Shopping List Download

Week 2:

MondayFruit & GranolaCalzone (using saved crust)Pumpkin- Apple SoupLeftover Apple with Peanut Butter Dip
TuesdayOatmeal with fruitLeftover  Soup
Lg Baked Sweet Potato (topped with mixture of 2 TAB each butter, brown sugar, oats + marshmallows)
WednesdayYogurt & FruitQuesadilla (cheese or PB & choc chips)
Tortillas shells (save 1/2 for tomorrow lunch)
Orange Couscous Chicken
Peanut Honey Power balls
ThursdayBanana BreadEgg Salad Wrap (with leftover tortilla from yesterday)
Spinach for small salad
Stir Fry (Broccoli & red pepper & onoin with 1 cup nuts) on brown ricefruit
FridayFried Eggs + FruitleftoversEggplant Parmesan, pasta & saucepopcorn
SaturdaypancakesBratwurst topped 2 TAB buter cookes with chopped 3 onions & 2 apples on bunCheese & Veggie Pizzacucumber slices
Small Spinach salad
Leftover Lasagna
Garlic Bread

Treat: Best Brownies Ever


Week 3:

MondayFruit & GranolaSpinach Salad with berries, candied nuts, and feta, cranberries & red onionRefried Bean Burritos w/ cheese & sour cream on homemade tortilla shellsfruit
TuesdayOatmeal with fruitLeftover Refried Bean BurritosChicken Paprika Stew (with 1lb chicken only an no potato pierogies)granola
WednesdayYogurt & FruitLeftover Soup
Bread (suggestion in recipe **)
Scalloped Potatoes**
celery with peanut butter
ThursdayHomemade Applesauce (make the day before & save leftovers!)Pickle Sandwich on homemade bread**Veggie Burgers on homemade buns
Sweet Potato Fries
FridaySpinach/garden Omelet (add ground mustard & nutmeg)hummus on homemade Pita with peppersReuben Sandwich
SaturdayHomemade Cinnamon RollsleftoverCheese & Pepperoni PizzaHomemade Applesauce
SundayCarrot Apple Sauce MuffinsPork Chops & Applesauce
Green Beans
Egg in a Whole (leftover rye bread)fruit

Treat: Chocolate Chip Cookies (plus add 1 teas baking powder too!)

Week 4:

MondayFruit & Granolaleftover hummus on pita, peppersSpaghetti Squash w/sauce + cheese & Homemade Bread**apple with peanut butter
TuesdayOatmeal with fruitPeanut Butter & Jelly on Homemade Bread**Ground Beef Tacos (with onion, lettuce & tomato) on homemade tortilla shellsgranola
WednesdayYogurt & FruitLeftover TacosGrilled Pear & Cheese
and Sweet Potato Fries
ThursdayHomemade Applesauce (if leftover, apple if not)Appetizers before/after Thanksgiving mealTurkey (Thanksgiving Menu)Granola
FridayScrambled Eggs
Potatoes & Green Peppers
Open faced Turkey Sandwiches (use up your leftovers!)Leftover Turkey Pot piepopcorn
SaturdayPumpkin Waffles** with maple syrupLeftoversYummy Thanksgiving Leftover Soupfruit
SundaySmoothieLeftover Soup with bread**Walnuts, Ham & Cheese…Oh My!carrots

Treat: Pumpkin Pie (as part of Thanksgiving Meal)
**Note if you would like to see our Thanksgiving Menu along with recipes, thanksgiving shopping list, and when to start cooking what to make it a stress free Thanksgiving dinner don’t miss our What to Make for Thanksgiving Dinner post!

{free} Weekly Shopping List Printable

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First off, because I know you are going to ask, where is the Menu {free} printable?  I know I usually have free printables for everything! But I think it will be more helpful to you if you just read the menu {this post} on your smart phone, ipad, or computer. All the recipes are hyperlinked for your convenience! {This is how I am cooking now too}

>> {free} Printable Weekly Shopping Lists <<

You can also pull up your shopping list from your smart phone, but I know sometimes it is easier to print this off to add your own notes {things you already have, add’l household supplies you need, etc.} Each weekly shopping list contains everything you need to make the recipes that week.  Easy Peasy!

If you notice a mistake, please let me know so I can fix it. Thanks

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I’d love to hear from you if you used my meal planner. What’s your families favorite meal?

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About the author

Beth Gorden

Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - and

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