The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 25 includes Crock Pot Mock Fried Chicken, Stewed Summer Squash and Tomatoes, Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole, Pumpkin Bran Muffins, Instant Pot Boiled Kielbasa Dinner, Crock Pot Enchiladas, Spanish Chicken and Rice Bake, 10 Minute Lemon Chicken Pasta, Creamed Peas, Tuna Mac and Cheese, and Grandma’s Easy Apple Crisp.
What to Expect
This week at These Old Cookbooks, we are serving up delicious meals that Grandma would approve!
One way that helps us meal plan is to have a different type of protein each day of the week. Variety is good! It introduces kids to different flavors and textures which helps them become less picky over time. This week, we have chicken thighs, pork sausage, kielbasa, canned chicken, chicken legs, ground beef, and canned tuna.
Chicken thighs and legs can be purchased on sale, and then tossed in the freezer in air-tight packages in portion controlled sizes. We always have canned chicken and canned tuna in the pantry; they are both pantry staples that we use all the time. Kielbasa is another one of those proteins that we tend to keep in the refrigerator for casseroles or easy fried kielbasa sandwiches–easy for farmers during the fall. A great way to save big on ground beef is to purchase a quarter or a half of beef from a farmer, and then stock your freezer. The meat tastes great, too!
We are continuing to save money by using in season produce. Zucchini, summer squash, peppers and apples are all cheap right now. These can be found in many of our entrees and side dishes this week. Plus, they flavors tend to be better when you use them in-season.
Weekly Meal Plan, Week 25
It’s the weekend. Stop and have a drink. Try an Italian Margarita from Farm Wife Drinks.
Tuesday: It’s Taco Tuesday. Serve Crock Pot Enchiladas.
Wednesday: Spanish Chicken and Rice Bake
Friday: Tuna Mac and Cheese
You survived the week! Celebrate with Grandma’s Easy Apple Crisp.