Weekly Meal Plan, Week 8 – Meals Grandma Would Serve

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The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 8 includes Coney Island Sauce for Hot Dogs, Cheesy Corn, Jalapeno Cape Codder, Crock Pot Mock Fried Chicken, Sweet and Sour Coleslaw, Easy Baked Tilapia, Black Bean Caviar Salsa, Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing, French Onion Joes, Red Bean Salad, Island Sweet and Sour Pork, Crescent Chicken Bake with Canned Chicken and Quick Asparagus Salad.

The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 8 includes Coney Island Sauce for Hot Dogs, Cheesy Corn, Jalapeno Cape Codder, Crock Pot Mock Fried Chicken, Sweet and Sour Coleslaw, Easy Baked Tilapia, Black Bean Caviar Salsa, Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing, French Onion Joes, Red Bean Salad, Island Sweet and Sour Pork, Crescent Chicken Bake with Canned Chicken and Quick Asparagus Salad.

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 brown up a couple extra pounds of ground beef on the weekend when we are making our Classic Coney Island Sauce.  Then we will be ahead on time during the week when we are making Taco Salad and French Onion Joes.  Drain the excess oil from the ground beef, cool, and store in resealable plastic bags or storage containers in the refrigerator.

We’ve also chosen recipes that have the same ingredients such as celery seeds which is found in both the Coney Sauce and Sweet and Sour Coleslaw. Dry mustard and garlic powder also makes an appearance in multiple recipes.  Kidney beans, frozen corn and shredded cheddar cheese are also ingredients that you can stock up on in larger quantities to save money if possible.

There are also some substitutions you could make to save money. Instead of buying red onions for the black bean caviar, just use the same white or yellow onion that you are already using the Sweet and Sour Coleslaw.

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 8

Saturday: Classic Coney Sauce served over Hot Dogs, Crock Pot Cheesy Corn.

This would be delicious served along side of Virginia Baked Beans from The Country Cook!

It’s Saturday! Celebrate with a Jalapeno Cape Codder!

Sunday: Crock Pot Mock Fried Chicken, Sweet and Sour Cole Slaw

Do you love fried chicken but hate making it? Try our Crock Pot Mock Fried Chicken for all of the taste but none of the mess!

Monday: Easy Baked Tilapia, Topped With Black Bean Caviar Salsa.

Serve with a side of Beer Bread from the Vintage Recipe Tin.

Easy Baked Tilapia is a perfect way to introduce your children to fish. This recipe is also easy to kick up a notch by adding your favorite salsa on top.

Tuesday: Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing

This Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing is perfect for your next pitch-in or as a fun weeknight dinner for the family.

Wednesday: French Onion Joes, Red Bean Salad

These French Onion Joes are an easy alternative to traditional sloppy joes without the tomatoes. With just four ingredients, this loose meat sandwich is quick dinner option.

Thursday: Island Sweet and Sour Pork, Served over rice.

This Island Sweet and Sour Pork dish is sure to be a family favorite dinner when served over a bed of rice.

Friday: Crescent Chicken Bake with Canned Chicken and Quick Asparagus Corn Salad

Chicken Crescent Bake is a casserole that can be made using canned chicken or leftover shredded chicken.

GROCERY LIST FOR WEEK 8’S MEAL PLANNING

VEGETABLES:

  • Onions
  • Jalapenos
  • Cabbage
  • Garlic
  • Cilantro
  • Tomatoes (2 recipes)
  • Green or red pepper (2 recipes)
  • Lettuce
  • Asparagus

MEAT/PROTEIN:

  • Ground beef (3 recipes)
  • Hots dogs
  • Bone in, skin on chicken breasts or thighs
  • Boneless cubed pork

SPICES/ HERBS/BAKING:

  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Celery seeds
  • Sugar
  • Garlic salt
  • Dry mustard
  • Garlic powder
  • Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Chicken bouillon

PANTRY STAPLES:

  • Hot dog buns
  • Olive oil
  • Tomato paste
  • Kidney beans (3 recipes)
  • Vodka
  • Canola Oil
  • Vinegar
  • Black beans
  • Shoepeg corn
  • Italian dressing
  • Tabasco
  • Doritos
  • Tomato soup
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Condensed French Onion Soup
  • Buns
  • Pickle relish
  • Mayonnaise
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Rice
  • Canned chicken chunks
  • Cream of chicken soup
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Dijon mustard

REFRIGERATED ITEMS:

  • Cream cheese
  • American cheese
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Limeade
  • Cranberry juice
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (3 recipes)
  • Eggs
  • Crescent rolls

FROZEN ITEMS:

  • Frozen corn (2 recipes)
  • Boneless, skinless tilapia

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The Weekly Meal Plan for Week 8 includes Coney Island Sauce for Hot Dogs, Cheesy Corn, Jalapeno Cape Codder, Crock Pot Mock Fried Chicken, Sweet and Sour Coleslaw, Easy Baked Tilapia, Black Bean Caviar Salsa, Taco Salad with Homemade Dressing, French Onion Joes, Red Bean Salad, Island Sweet and Sour Pork, Crescent Chicken Bake with Canned Chicken and Quick Asparagus Salad.

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