October Budget Friendly Dinners week. Fall is the perfect season for delicious, healthy dinners that also happen to be affordable. Without skimping on vegetables or protein, these easy meals will satisfy everyone at your table, including your wallet.
With reports of rising food costs, it only makes sense to watch the grocery budget. You can make delicious food without only relying on rice and beans. Although — I’m particularly fond of both!
Most of these dinners serve double duty for dinner and leftovers for lunches.
Here’s what we’re cooking this week.
October Budget Friendly Dinners
The week begins with a delicious slow cooker soup, packed with fall vegetables, easy prep, and budget friendly ingredients. Plan for leftovers!
On Tuesday, we’re making a whole roasted chicken in the Instant Pot. Although, you can also pick up a rotisserie chicken at the market if that works better. Serve with roasted vegetables or even leftover soup from Monday.
Be sure to save part of the chicken for Wednesday’s dinner.
I love double-duty dinners. Leftover chicken from Tuesday is the base of this classic fall favorite, chicken pot pie. Purchase a store-bought pastry for both tonight’s dinner and the weekly treat.
On Thursday, we’re also making a classic favorite, tuna pasta, with a very budget-friendly ingredient… peas.
Friday is a game-day favorite at our house. It’s a simple Mexican-inspired skillet casserole.
And finally, the treat is an October tradition… baked apple dumplings. If preferred, baked apples are delicious too.
Have a great week!
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October Budget Friendly Dinners: What to Cook (Oct 4)
Monday: Healthy Slow Cooker Cabbage Soup
Tuesday: Easy Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken
Wednesday: Fall Leaf Chicken Pot Pies
Thursday: Creamy Tuna Pasta with Peas
Friday: Mexican Lasagna Skillet Casserole
Treat: Apple Dumplings with Maple Caramel Syrup
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