Weekly Meal Plan #70

We are starting a new format for our Weekly Meal Plan posts. We will each take turns sharing something that was a highlight from our week, whether that is a new recipe, something that surprised us (good or bad), or something that we find helpful to point out.

By the end of this week, I had been unable to make a grocery run for nearly two full weeks. So this week, there was no plan! During the day, I’d be thinking of something that I could use as a building block to plan that night’s meal around. So whether it was an element that I could pull from the freezer, or some thawed meat that needed to be cooked, or some leftovers that needed some reimagining, or a simple loaf of bread that just spoke to me – grilled cheese sandwiches and BLTs – I managed to feed my family pretty darn well!

I don’t often cook this way – I’m a planner, that’s for sure – but there was something terribly appealing about fixing whatever I happened to be craving for dinner that night! And next time my week goes sideways, and that grocery run just doesn’t happen, I won’t be panicking.


If you want to see how we plan our meals, click here.

Katie’s plan:

  • Turkey soup (from freezer), toasted no-knead bread, vegetable medley (cauliflower, carrots, and broccoli), pears
  • Fajitas (chicken, peppers & onions, seasoned beans and refried beans, guacamole, salsa, shredded cheese, sour cream, wraps or taco shells), blueberry-cherry crumb pie with vanilla ice cream
  • Sandwiches (grilled – with cheese, pepperoni, pesto, and/or tomato sauce; or pb&j), fresh fruit
  • Parish soup supper: brought potato-corn chowder, spicy veggie chili, and corn muffins
  • Sandwiches (BLTs or turkey) with fixings, fresh veggies (baby carrots, yellow pepper, and cucumber) with hummus, strawberries
  • Sheet pan sausages with peppers & onions, Hasselback potatoes, pesto garlic bread, sliced pears
  • Leftover chili with sour cream and shredded cheese, baked rice, corn, orange smiles, cheese gougeres
  • Thin crust barbecue pulled pork pizza, sausage-pepperoni pizza, vegetable medley, sliced pears
  • Other things to make this week: Pullman bread, banana-dark chocolate chip muffins, best-ever peanut butter brownies

Theresa’s plan:

  • Parish Fish Fry
  • Pizza, steamed asparagus, salad and fixings, grapes
  • Quesadillas, beans and rice, salad, strawberries, brats
  • Dinner with family
  • Grilled chicken sandwiches on homemade buns, grapes and clementines, broccoli
  • Green eggs and ham! (Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss)
  • Calzones, Pepperoni pizza, grapes, corn, carrots, and asparagus
  • Ham and Scalloped Potatoes (delivered from family–yay!), bread, home-canned applesauce, mixed vegetables
  • Other things to make this week: Baked brie, zucchini muffins

About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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