Seasonal dinner ideas for November – I hope you are able to use these seasonal menus as a starting point for your own family menus!
November is the month we usually see the weather change to more winter-like, so our November dinner menus are full of our favorite warming soups, stews and casseroles. Isn’t that funny how we eat with the seasons even when we don’t plan it? In the summer I just can’t wait for grilled foods, salads and easy finger foods. But right about now I’m all about French Beef Stew, Chicken Corn Chili, and Roasted Chicken with Vegetables – all meals that warm up the house with their smells and the heat from the oven. Mmm, just about perfect.
November is also the beginning of the holiday season and I’m looking forward to indulging in all the traditional foods of Thanksgiving, aren’t you? Up until then, we’ll be using these recipes for dinner ideas that are warm and comforting for November (and I’m including a few of our favorite Thanksgiving menu ideas, of course) – I hope you’ll find some dinner menu ideas here to help you plan your family’s menu this month.
November Dinner Menu Ideas
Creamy Pesto Tortellini with Red Peppers, spinach salad
Mediterranean Fish Bake, green salad
Slow Cooker Italian Sausage & Vegetable Soup, Soft 100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls (you’ll want to make these for the holidays, too – here’s a video tutorial to help them turn out beautifully)
Stir-fry on baked noodles (using chicken & vegetables)
Cheesy Baked Pasta, green salad
Roast turkey, Sour Cream & Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Awesome Garlic Green Beans, Sweet & Savory Sausage-Cranberry Dressing/Stuffing, Maple Sweetened Orange Cranberry Sauce and Crumb-Topped Apple Pie (that you froze earlier, of course!)
Thai Inspired Turkey Vegetable Curry (leftover turkey), rice
Creamy Turkey-Rice Soup (using leftover turkey & rice), green salad
I hope you enjoy and are able to use some of these favorite family meals of ours. You can follow me on Pinterest for even more simple, seasonal and from scratch dinner ideas!
Note: our family’s menu always has a couple of standards: Saturdays alternate between burgers on homemade buns (or pigs-in-blankets) & fries and homemade pizza; Sundays are mostly on-your-own leftovers (if nothing is available, a quick pasta is made using our frozen roasted tomato sauce or pesto).
If you need more ideas for menu planning, you can always check out these articles in our archives:
- Menu Planning 101 (dinners)
- 5 steps to frugal menu planning
- Seasonal cooking through the year
- Weekly family menus
- Monthly dinner menus