Weekly Meal Plan, Week 7 – Meals Grandma Would Serve

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The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 7 includes Brown Sugar Crock Pot Spiral Ham, Ranch Cauliflower Salad, Baileys Milk, Maple Sausage Pigs in a Blanket, Mom’s Poppyseed Bread, Ham Salad Sandwich Spread, Leftover Ham and Noodle Casserole, Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon,  Easy Taco Salad, Make Ahead Ham and Cheese Quiche, 3 Ingredient Chicken Salad, Spicy Roasted Zucchini, Instant Pot Ham and Beans and Sweet Cornbread.

The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 7 includes Brown Sugar Crock Pot Spiral Ham, Ranch Cauliflower Salad, Baileys Milk, Maple Sausage Pigs in a Blanket, Mom's Poppyseed Bread, Ham Salad Sandwich Spread, Leftover Ham and Noodle Casserole, Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon,  Easy Taco Salad, Make Ahead Ham and Cheese Quiche, 3 Ingredient Chicken Salad, Spicy Roasted Zucchini, Instant Pot Ham and Beans and Sweet Cornbread.

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!  Our main strategy is to make a Spiral Ham on the weekend, and then use the leftovers all week long.  The ham will be used in Leftover Ham and Noodle Casserole, Ham Salad Sandwich Spread, Make Ahead Ham and Cheese Quiche, and then the ham bone will be used in Instant Pot Ham and Beans.

We’ve also chosen recipes that have the same ingredients such as Ranch Seasoning Packets and Bacon which are used in multiple recipes.  You’ll also want to buy an extra large bag of shredded cheddar cheese to use this week and extra eggs.

There are also some substitutions you could make to save money. Our Salad Sandwich Spread is typically made with Miracle Whip, but we recommend using mayonnaise to make it this week since you’ll be using it in our Ranch Cauliflower Salad too.  You may want to add a little extra sugar with the regular mayonnaise to cut the saltiness of the ham. You could also use this same mayonnaise for 3 Ingredient Chicken Salad.

Feel free to use whatever you already have in the cabinet for recipes.  For our Easy Taco Soup, you can use whichever types of canned beans you have instead of buying extra black beans and kidney beans.

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 7

Saturday: Brown Sugar Crock Pot Spiral Ham, Ranch Cauliflower Salad

Brown Sugar Crock Pot Spiral Sliced Ham will be your families new favorite way to prepare a holiday ham.  The best part of this family-pleasing recipe is that it only has 3 ingredients---spiral ham, brown sugar and yellow mustard.

It’s Saturday. Celebrate with a Baileys Milk.

Sunday:  Serve Brunch with Maple Sausage Pigs in a Blanket and Mom’s Poppyseed Bread.

Whip up some Ham Salad Sandwich Spread for dinner!

These Maple Sausage Pigs in a Blanket are perfect for breakfast, brunch or your next party. Make up a double or triple batch of these finger foods and watch them disappear. Young and old alike will come back for seconds and thirds of these sweet and savory treats.

Monday: Leftover Ham and Noodle Casserole, Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon

Leftover Ham and Noodle Casserole is the perfect way to use up leftover baked ham. With only 5 simple ingredients, it won't break the bank, and the ingredients are probably already in your pantry.

Tuesday: Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup

This would be yummy with chips and Easy Guacamole from Goodeness Gracious.

This Easy Crock Pot Taco Soup using ground beef is sure to become a go-to meal the entire family will eat and you won't mind them asking for it often because it's simple to throw together.

Wednesday: Make Ahead Ham and Cheese Quiche

Try a side of Easy Fried Apples from Farm Wife Feeds.

Pull out the eggs and ground beef for this Cheeseburger Quiche.

Thursday: 3 Ingredient Chicken SaladSpicy Roasted Zucchini

This 3 Ingredient Chicken Salad is a great option for an easy workday lunch to fix as a sandwich or put on crackers.

Friday: Instant Pot Ham and Beans, Maryann’s Sweet Cornbread

This Instant Pot Ham and Beans recipe has all the flavor but are much quicker to make with little prep work, including no soaking of beans needed. Ham and beans are one of those classics that brings back those memories of Grandma and days gone by.

GROCERY LIST FOR WEEK 7’S MEAL PLANNING

VEGETABLES:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Cauliflower
  • Onion
  • Kale
  • Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Garlic

MEAT/PROTEIN:

  • Spiral Ham
  • Bacon (2 recipes)
  • Sausage links
  • Ground beef

SPICES/ HERBS/BAKING:

  • Brown Sugar
  • Ranch dressing packet (2 recipes)
  • Sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Vegetable oil
  • Poppyseeds
  • Almond extract
  • Vanilla extract
  • Butter flavoring
  • Taco seasoning packet
  • Olive oil
  • Chili powder
  • Cumin, ground
  • Cornmeal

PANTRY STAPLES:

  • Yellow Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Elbow macaroni
  • Cornflakes
  • Vinegar
  • Maple syrup
  • Sweet pickle relish
  • Salsa
  • Tomato juice
  • Black beans
  • Kidney beans
  • Canned corn
  • Canned chunk chicken
  • Dried great northern beans
  • Pesto
  • Chicken broth
  • Bisquick
  • Creamed corn

REFRIGERATED ITEMS:

  • Milk
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (2 recipes)
  • Sour cream
  • Crescent rolls
  • Eggs
  • Orange juice
  • Shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • Whipping Cream
  • Buttermilk

FROZEN ITEMS:

  • Deep dish pie crust

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The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 7 includes Brown Sugar Crock Pot Spiral Ham, Ranch Cauliflower Salad, Baileys Milk, Maple Sausage Pigs in a Blanket, Mom's Poppyseed Bread, Ham Salad Sandwich Spread, Leftover Ham and Noodle Casserole, Tangy Wilted Kale and Bacon,  Easy Taco Salad, Make Ahead Ham and Cheese Quiche, 3 Ingredient Chicken Salad, Spicy Roasted Zucchini, Instant Pot Ham and Beans and Sweet Cornbread.

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