Weekly Meal Plan #71

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.

I was experimenting this week with substituting white whole wheat flour for part of the all-purpose flour in some of my standard go-to recipes. I substituted about 1/3 of the all-purpose flour for white whole wheat when I made banana bread, zucchini bread, and zucchini muffins this week. I was very pleased with the results! There was not a large change in the taste, the texture seemed to even slightly improve, and hey – we added some whole grain! That’s a win. I plan to experiment more this week with sandwich bread and zucchini blueberry muffins. Wish me luck!


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

Katie’s plan:

  • Spaghetti with meatballs (from the freezer), vegetable medley, garlic toast, homemade applesauce
  • Leftovers
  • Pasta with leftover marinara sauce, fresh veggies with hummus, cantaloupe
  • Takeout pizza, vegetable medley, fresh fruit
  • Parish soup supper: brought creamy tomato soup, cornbread, cinnamon-raisin bread, and honey-oat dinner rolls
  • Sandwiches (turkey, avocado, and bacon) on homemade bread with fixings, fresh veggies (baby carrots and mini peppers) with hummus, fresh fruit (cantaloupe, raspberries, and sliced pears), potato chips
  • Fajitas with fixings, fresh strawberry pie with whipped cream
  • Other things to make this week: Honey-oat pain de mie (sandwich bread), granola, graham crackers

Theresa’s plan:

  • Parish Soup Supper, brought Butternut Squash Soup
  • Penne, Homemade Meatballs in home-canned marinara sauce, fresh apple slices, green beans
  • Frozen pizza, home-canned applesauce, leftover vegetables
  • Leftovers
  • Meatloaf (via mother-in-law!), mashed red potatoes, fresh slices apples and pears, broccoli
  • Grilled smoked sausage, steamed jasmine rice, homemade egg rolls, raw sliced carrots, fresh sliced pears
  • Taco Night! Shredded chicken and seasoned black beans, steamed rice, tortillas, frozen corn off the cob, shredded cheese, avocado, sour cream, home-canned salsa; fresh strawberries
  • Other things to make this week: granola bars, Iced Tea, Dishwasher Detergent, Honey Whole Wheat Bread, homemade coffee creamer, Zucchini Bread, Cut Out Cookies, homemade graham crackers, 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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