Menu Plan Monday – Vintage Recipe Week

It’s Saturday night and I find myself meal planning for this week.  I typically don’t do any meal planning until Sunday evening after I’ve had a chance to look through the grocery circulars, clip coupons from the paper.  But this week is just different.

While Sundays have always been a quiet, day of rest (if that’s possible with 3 boys running around) for our family, I often find myself taking advantage of quiet moments to clip coupons or meal plan.  But that only distracts me and takes my mind away from my family and our time together.  So…I’m going to make an attempt to spend those few minutes each week on Saturdays now…to save Sunday for resting.

This week is Vintage Recipe Week.  I have already chosen the meals that I plan to make from my grandmother’s Tested Recipes Cookbook (above) from 1940.

Here they are…Posts with recipes and our thoughts on the meal coming this week and next…

Monday – Chicken Croquettes

Tuesday – Baked Chicken with Swedish Tea Rolls

Wednesday – Smothered Pork Chops

Thursday – Breakfast for Dinner – German Coffee Cake with Scrambled Eggs

Friday – Ship Wreck Casserole

Saturday – Dinner on the Town

Sunday – Preschool Picnic

I will post the recipes each night after I make the meal. If you see a meal you are interested in, please check back for the recipe later in the week!

Current Monthly Meal Plan can be found here!  Need help with your weekly meal planning and grocery shopping…check out all the printable resources!

Thanks to Andrea at Savings Lifestyle and Marcy at Stretching a Buck for posting the best deals and coupon matchups at my stores each week!  All the BEST menu plans can be found every week at!


  1. says

    This sounds like a lot of fun Erin! I have a bunch of cookbooks from the WWII era. Maybe I need to get them out and look up a few new recipes. Thanks for the inspiration. Can’t wait to read about the recipes!

  2. says

    I really love your blog! I’ve been reading for a while now and this post made me want to share.

    Last summer (I think), I came across a 1950s cookbook that I have absolutely LOVED. I’ve made quite a few things from it. The tips in the back about meal planning and such have been really interesting and useful.

    Here’s a link if you’d like to come and look! Click on the picture of the cookbook to see other posts about my experience with it.

    (PS I linked to you regarding your guest post about the 100 days of real food. That, too, is very challenging and encouraging!)

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