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December 25 - 31, 2011

Weekly Meal Plan: December 25 - 31, 2011  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1


Notes: Use all your family's favorites for the roasted vegetables.
Prime Rib

prime rib

Easy to prepare, prime rib is a delicious dish to prepare for those special occasions.
Simple Mashed Potatoes

simple mashed potatoes

Roasted Vegetables

roasted vegetables

Feel free to include other vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, eggplant, sweet potatoes, winter squash, Brussels sprouts or turnips.
Cookies n Cream Layered Salad

cookies 'n' cream layered salad

This salad is so yummy that it could easily be made into a dessert.
Layered Chocolate Caramel Cake

layered chocolate caramel cake

The middle layer of caramel in this layered cake gives it a thick texture and its flavor is an excellent compliment to the chocolate fudge flavor of the cake layers.

Day 2


Easy Tuna Casserole

easy tuna casserole

Cream of mushroom soup coats the egg noodles and you get a little tuna, peas and cheese all in one bite. Serve this with some buttered toast for the perfect comfort meal.


Here's a classic salad for any season. This simple cabbage and carrot coleslaw recipe is an easy and tasty way to prepare fresh cabbage and carrots from your garden harvest. See our Summer Side Dish Recipes collection for other dishes in which you can use your fresh vegetables.
Old Fashioned Molasses Cookies

old fashioned molasses cookies

Day 3


Ham  Swiss Sandwiches

ham & swiss sandwiches

A creamy buttery layer with a bite from horseradish and mustard adds great flavor to this ham and swiss sandwich. All ages will enjoy this baked sandwich.
Crunchy Tossed Salad 3

crunchy tossed salad 3

This salad has all the right ingredients, from crisp lettuce, to salty bacon, to crunchy almonds, with an light dressing. Dress it right before you are ready to serve to keep the textures.
Vanilla Cola

vanilla cola

Simple, tasty idea to give added flavor to your favorite cola.

Day 4


Souper Simple Chicken Wild Rice Soup

souper simple chicken wild rice soup

Using prepackaged soup mix and wild rice, this soup can be created in no time at all. It'll taste like homemade though. Serve it with grilled sandwiches for the perfect meal.
Quick Italian Breadsticks

quick italian breadsticks

Everyone will enjoy these freshly seasoned, buttery, hot-out-of-the oven breadsticks with Italian classics like Chicken Parma or Lasagna Formaggio.

Day 5


Notes: If fresh sweet corn is not available, you can substitute frozen corn.
Corn and Black Bean Tamale Pie

corn and black bean tamale pie

Satisfying Mexican dish using fresh corn.


This recipe makes a wonderful dip and is also great as a topping.
Tomato and Corn Salsa

tomato and corn salsa

This easy-to-make salsa recipe makes a great appetizer when served with chips. Use it as a topping for salmon and other varieties of fish. The fresh cilantro adds a refreshing aroma and flavor to this Mexican recipe.
Sweet Rice Mexican Dish

sweet rice mexican dish

Cinnamon flavored sweetened rice. A nice finishing touch to any Mexican-style meal.

Day 6


Notes: If you don't have time to make homemade ice cream, just substitute your family's favorite store-bought ice cream.
Easy Fried Chicken

easy fried chicken

Although true fried chicken is submerged in hot oil, this quick version uses just 2 tablespoons of oil yet produces tender chicken with a crispy brown surface.
Sweet Potato Oven Baked Fries

sweet potato oven baked fries

Oven baked sweet potato fries are a delicious and healthier alternative to the standard deep-fried French fry.
Sweet Creamy Peas

sweet creamy peas

The sweet creamy white sauce made from this recipe is perfect with the sweet flavor of the peas. Fresh garden peas would make this recipe even more special.
Homemade Ice Cream - Cookies and Cream

homemade ice cream - cookies and cream

Homemade ice cream is always fun and adding cookie pieces makes it extra special.

Day 7


Notes: Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fondue supper. Invite some guests and have them bring their favorite fondue recipes.
Beef Fondue

beef fondue

Individual servings of select beef, cooked hot at the table, makes fondue a delicious and enjoyable way to prepare a meal.
Classic Cheese Fondue

classic cheese fondue

As a traditional and popular dish, this classic fondue recipe blends several cheeses to provide a hearty appetizer or a light evening meal to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Chocolate Fondue

chocolate fondue

Sweet and delicious, this chocolate coating can be used for a variety of foods, making it a great way to end a meal as a dessert or begin a party as an appetizer! For information on how to fondue, see Basics of Fondue.
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