Here are some easy family meal ideas and meal plans for the entire month of November that will make it easier feeding your family for less and spend less time in the kitchen! These are easy and delicious comfort food recipes designed to make the most of less work! We’ve made it easy for you with these family meal plans and recipes!
These recipes are linked below and are also in our Dining On A Dime Cookbook.
Easy Family Meal Ideas – Meal Plans For November!
This meal plan for November takes you all the through the month with plenty of leftovers for Thanksgiving! Each day includes links to the recipes listed in the meal plan. Feel free to adapt and modify the meals according to your family’s preferences. For more great meal ideas and recipes, be sure to check out our cookbook!
Use chili leftover from Halloween to make this tasty chili pie.
If you have a lot of leftover M&M candies, you can use those in place of the chocolate chips in the chocolate chip cookies in this meal plan.
If you need to stretch the Chili Pie a little, add some of those leftover mixed veggies you have been saving in your freezer.
Here’s a good casserole recipe for leftover hot dogs. What better way to use up those leftover hot dog octopus treats you made for Halloween?
Reuben Dog Casserole
dill pickles, carrot sticks, celery sticks
rye bread or some crusty bread
red candy applesauce (add 1/4-1/2 cup leftover red cinnamon candies to a large jar of applesauce)
Save some of today’s brisket for hearty sandwiches for tomorrow and for the vegetable soup the next day.
Add some leftover diced brisket to this soup during the last 15 minutes.
Save some chicken from today for tomorrow’s meal.
Maple Glazed Chicken
baked butternut squash
Chow Mein Hot Dish
sliced kiwi and oranges
sugar snap peas
Day 4 – THANKSGIVING
(Save some turkey for the next couple of days’ dinners. Save the carcass to freeze to use to make turkey soup in a couple of weeks.)
THANKSGIVING DINNER (Pick and choose your family’s favorites from this list.)
Sweet Potatoes or Sweet Potato Casserole
Green Bean Casserole
dinner rolls or crescent rolls
Give mom a break day! Set out all the leftovers and let it be every man for himself, with leftover turkey sandwiches, warmed up turkey and stuffing – everyone can have his or her own favorite!
After Thanksgiving, we normally spend time socializing together and we re-warm and heat the thanksgiving leftovers as we feel like eating them over the net couple days. In case you prefer a more structured meal plan, I went ahead and added day 6 and 7 this week to use those Thanksgiving leftovers!
In today’s pot pie, you can use leftover gravy from Thanksgiving and also carrots or peas if you have those left over. It’ also a great way to use any leftover pie crust you may have.
Tired of turkey but still have some leftover cranberry sauce? This meal plan is perfect for a change of pace and yet you can still use those leftovers.
Make plenty of rice and use the leftover rice for tomorrow’s dessert. Also save some chicken for tomorrows meal.
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