Weekly Meal Plan, Week 5 – Meals Grandma Would Serve

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The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 5 includes Crock Pot Beef Brisket, Cheesy Cabbage Casserole, Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies, Rhubarb Muffins, Classic Sloppy Joes, Skillet Macaroni and Cheese, Crock Pot Beef Enchiladas, Baked Cranberry Pork Chops, Old Fashioned Creamed Peas, Chipped Beef Gravy, Old Fashioned Fruit Salad, Sloppy Joe Cups, and 4 Ingredient Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes.

The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 5 includes Crock Pot Beef Brisket, Cheesy Cabbage Casserole, Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies, Rhubarb Muffins, Classic Sloppy Joes, Skillet Macaroni and Cheese, Crock Pot Beef Enchiladas, Baked Cranberry Pork Chops, Old Fashioned Creamed Peas, Chipped Beef Gravy, Old Fashioned Fruit Salad, Sloppy Joe Cups, and 4 Ingredient Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes.

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 Monday night, we are making Classic Sloppy Joes. This recipe was featured on Working Women’s 50 Classic Vintage Recipes!  We suggest making extra so that you can use the leftovers on Friday nights in Sloppy Joe Cups.  These are a hit with the kids (and husbands).

We are utilizing the Crock Pot several times this week which is very helpful after a long night at work.  You’ll really appreciate our Crock Pot Enchiladas, Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes and Crock Pot Brisket.

A great way to save money is by using vegetables that are in season. We are featuring asparagus in a yummy sheet pan meal this week. Asparagus is super cheap right now during the spring when it is growing everywhere! Try buying some at the farmer’s market.

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 5

Saturday: Crock Pot Beef Brisket, Old Fashioned Cheesy Cabbage Casserole

Old-Fashioned Cheesy Cabbage Casserole is a great side dish for any family gathering.

Sunday: Sheet Pan Chicken and Vegetables

Looking for a breakfast treat? Try our Rhubarb Muffins.

Sheet Pan Ranch Chicken and Vegetables features thinly pounded pieces of chicken (breast or thigh), diced potatoes and stalks of asparagus dressed in a delicious ranch sauce baked on a single sheet pan.  It's a one pan plan in less than thirty minutes. 

Monday: Classic Sloppy Joes, Skillet Macaroni and Cheese

These Classic Sloppy Joes are made with just a few simple ingredients and can be served as a sandwich or used as toppings on a baked potato.

Tuesday: Crock Pot Ground Beef Enchiladas

For a side, try Farm Wife Cooks Corn Pudding.

These Crock Pot Ground Beef Acapulco Enchiladas are quick to put together in a casserole crock pot and satisfy the family's need for Mexican food.

Wednesday: Baked Cranberry Pork Chops, Old Fashioned Creamed Peas

For best results, mix together the sauce and marinate the baked cranberry pork chops overnight.

Thursday: Easy Chipped Beef Gravy, Served over toast or biscuits. Try eating it over Beer Biscuits from Beyer Beware.

Serve with Old Fashioned Fruit Salad.

This Easy Chipped Beef Gravy is a classic recipe using dried beef and usually served over toast. It is an easy dish that is fast and kid-friendly.

 

Friday: Sloppy Joe Cups (use leftovers from Monday), 4 Ingredient Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes

Sloppy Joe Cups have all the flavor of the classic sandwich in an easier to eat package - a biscuit - and topped with yummy cheese.

GROCERY LIST FOR WEEK 5’S MEAL PLANNING

VEGETABLES:

  • Cabbage
  • Asparagus
  • Potatoes
  • Rhubarb
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Green peppers

MEAT/PROTEIN:

  • Beef brisket
  • Chicken breasts or thighs
  • Ground beef (3 recipes)
  • Pork Chops
  • Dried beef

SPICES/ HERBS/BAKING:

  • Chili powder
  • Paprika
  • Garlic Salt
  • Dry mustard
  • Garlic powder
  • Black pepper
  • Sugar
  • Bay leaves
  • Ranch dressing packet
  • Whole wheat flour
  • Baking powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Baking soda
  • Brown sugar
  • Salt
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried onion soup mix (2 recipes)
  • Flour

PANTRY STAPLES:

  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Beef broth
  • Mayonnaise
  • Cornflakes
  • Cream of celery soup (2 recipes)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Applesauce
  • Vegetable oil
  • White Vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Buns (for sloppy joes)
  • Ketchup
  • Elbow macaroni
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned kidney beans
  • Velveeta
  • Canned tomatoes and chilies
  • Flour tortillas
  • Cranberry sauce
  • French dressing
  • Bread (for chipped beef)
  • Canned fruit cocktail
  • Canned mandarin oranges
  • Marshmallows
  • Vanilla pudding mix
  • Canned cheddar cheese soup
REFRIGERATED ITEMS:
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (3 recipes)
  • Eggs
  • Half and half
  • Canned biscuits

REFRIGERATED ITEMS:

  • Frozen peas
  • Frozen Hash browns

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The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 5 includes Crock Pot Beef Brisket, Cheesy Cabbage Casserole, Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies, Rhubarb Muffins, Classic Sloppy Joes, Skillet Macaroni and Cheese, Crock Pot Beef Enchiladas, Baked Cranberry Pork Chops, Old Fashioned Creamed Peas, Chipped Beef Gravy, Old Fashioned Fruit Salad, Sloppy Joe Cups, and 4 Ingredient Crock Pot Cheesy Potatoes.

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