This is probably the last weekend I’ll get to enjoy the beautiful fall colors of the leaves in my neck of the woods, at least before winter hits.  With every gust of wind, they’re floating off of the trees, and we’ve been “oohing” and ahhing” over the glowing oranges, yellows and reds.  If I can get to it, I’d like to capture some of the vibrant colored leaves in wax.

We’ve been committing lately to eating at home 90% of the time, instead of eating out, and the only way that this is easily doable with our busy lives, is by menu planning.  I have a 3 ring binder that I use to keep my current week’s meal plan, grocery list, coupons and recipes in, and this makes it so easy to keep track of everything.  Here are my free printables that I use often, and you are free to use as well:

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Grocery List Printable

Weekly Meal Planner

I have a few other free printables too, so be sure to check out the Tab in the menu bar!

Here are my yummy choices for this week!

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Cheeseburger Cups
Grocery list:  Ground beef, biscuits, Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, mustard, cheese and pickles
These amazingly taste just as delicious as a regular cheeseburger!

, Easy Dinner Ideas for the Week, Joyful HomemakingHummus Soup
Grocery list: Chickpeas, chicken broth, Greek yogurt, tahini, lemon juice and spices

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Grocery list:  Pie Crusts, cooked chicken breast, canned mixed veggies, cream of chicken soup and sour cream

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Grilled Cheese Breakfast Sandwich
Grocery list: Bread, Colby Jack cheese slices, bacon and eggs

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Crockpot Chicken and Artichoke with Pasta
Grocery list:  Chicken breast tenders, canned artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, Worcestershire sauce, cream of chicken soup and pasta

, Easy Dinner Ideas for the Week, Joyful HomemakingLasagna Soup
Grocery list:  Canned diced tomatoes, ground beef, pasta sauce, beef broth, pasta, Parmesan cheese and Mozzarella cheese

My dessert choice for the week is this absolutely fantastic Banana Cake!

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Luscious Banana Cake

Click on the links below for breakfast and lunch inspiration: , Easy Dinner Ideas for the Week, Joyful Homemaking

Breakfast ideas

Lunch ideas

Have a great week!

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