Weekly Meal Plan, Week 3 – Meals Grandma Would Serve

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The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 3 includes Crock Pot Greek Beef and Potatoes, Grandma’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake, Extra Cheesy Beef Lasagna, 4-Ingredient Chicken Legs, Quick Asparagus Corn Salad, Cheesy Mexican Chicken, Taco Chopped Salad,  Leftover Greek Beef Vegetable Soup, Mom’s Tuna Casserole and Cheeseburger Quiche.

Weekly Meal Plan: Meals Grandma Would Serve Week 3

What to Expect

This week at These Old Cookbooks, we are serving up delicious meals that Grandma would approve.   All of these recipes have simple ingredients (see our grocery list at the bottom of this post) and are easy to follow.

We’ve got some time-saving strategies this week!  On the weekend, we are using the Crock Pot to make Greek Beef and Potatoes, and then, we’re using the leftover beef in a whole new meal on Wednesday when we whip up Greek Beef Vegetable Soup.

Another way that we save time during those busy weeknights is to prep extra ground beef on Sunday that we will save in the refrigerator until later on in the week.

We’ve also chosen recipes that have the same ingredients such as frozen corn that is used in both Asparagus Corn Salad and Leftover Greek Beef Soup. Frozen peas can be found in Leftover Greek Vegetable Soup and Mom’s Tuna Casserole, and Cream of Chicken Soup makes two appearances in Tuna Casserole and Cheesy Mexican Chicken. You’ll also want to buy a large bag of shredded cheddar cheese so that you can use it in Cheesy Mexican Chicken and Cheeseburger Quiche.

See the grocery list below (we didn’t include the ingredients from recipes NOT on our site). You most likely won’t need everything on that list. We are betting that you have many of these ingredients already in your refrigerator or pantry!

Weekly Meal Plan, Week 3

Saturday: Slow Cooker Greek Beef and Potatoes

Kick up the flavor of a regular meat and potatoes dish by trying this Slow Cooker Greek Beef and Potatoes recipe with tomatoes and a Greek dressing mix.

Save leftovers to use in soup on Wednesday.

A great dessert option would be Grandma’s Sour Cream Coffee Cake. It can be eaten for dessert or breakfast!

Sunday: Aunt Shannon’s Extra Cheesy Beef Lasagna

We recommend cooking up extra hamburger to be used in dinner on Friday!

Serve this along side of Grilled Naan from Beyer Beware.

Monday: 4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Legs

Serve with a side of Asparagus Corn Salad.

Need a quick and easy way to make your family happy? These 4-Ingredient Baked Chicken Legs are extremely easy to make and turn out tender and juicy every time.

Tuesday: Cheesy Mexican Chicken

We recommend serving it over white rice and with a side of Taco Chopped Salad.

This Cheesy Mexican Chicken is a family-pleasing dinner option with corn chips and cheese on top and served on a bed of rice.

Wednesday: Leftover Greek Beef Vegetable Soup

Use the leftover beef from Sunday night for a whole new meal!

Using up leftovers is difficult but taking pot roast and potatoes and adding extra vegetables makes this Leftover Greek Beef Vegetable Soup something special.

Thursday: Mom’s Tuna Casserole

Mom's Tuna Casserole topped with crumbled potato chips is one of those classic dishes that was on every dinner table across the country back in the day.

Friday: Cheeseburger Quiche

Looking for a homemade pie crust? Try this one from Farm Wife Cooks.Cheeseburger Quiche is a great recipe for lunch, dinner or brunch.

GROCERY LIST FOR WEEK 3’S MEAL PLANNING

VEGETABLES:

  • Potatoes
  • Onions
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Orange bell pepper
  • Garlic
  • Asparagus
  • Carrots

MEAT/PROTEIN:

  • Beef chuck roast
  • Ground beef (2 recipes)
  • Chicken legs
  • Chicken breasts

SPICES/ HERBS/BAKING:

  • Dry Greek seasoning packet
  • Flour
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla
  • Cinnamon
  • Pecans
  • Dried parsley
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Sugar
  • Taco seasoning packet (2 recipes)
  • Garlic salt
  • Dried basil

PANTRY STAPLES:

  • Stewed tomatoes
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Canned black beans
  • White vinegar
  • Tomato paste
  • Diced tomatoes with basil and garlic
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Dijon mustard
  • Cream of chicken soup (2 recipes)
  • Corn Chips
  • White rice
  • Green beans
  • Beef broth
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Canned tuna
  • Egg noodles
  • Potato chips (as topping, use those crumbs up at the bottom of the bags)
  • Mayonnaise

REFRIGERATED ITEMS:

  • Butter
  • Margarine
  • Sour cream
  • Ricotta or cottage cheese
  • Eggs
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Milk
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (2 recipes)

FREEZER SECTION:

  • Frozen peas (2 recipes)
  • Frozen corn (2 recipes)
  • Pie Crust

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