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March 11 - 17, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan: March 11 - 17, 2012  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1


OLD BAY Shrimp Scampi

old bay shrimp scampi

OLD BAY and fresh garlic supply just the right flavor for this attractive seafood entree that's ready in 15 minutes.
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fettuccine alfredo 30

Broccoli Side Dish

broccoli side dish

A low carb side dish that goes together in minutes.
Creamy Fruit Salad

creamy fruit salad

A great mixture of delicious fruit with a sweet creamy dressing that brings all the flavors together. The kids love this fruit salad . . . but don't worry, the adults will love it too.
Pineapple Custard Cake

pineapple custard cake

A homemade cake with the fresh flavor of pineapple. The pineapple juice in this cake recipe and the pineapple-flavored custard really make the cake's flavor come through. This Pineapple Custard Cake Recipe is sure to be a hit with family and friends.

Day 2


Notes: Try the Mexican variety of the brownie recipe for a Mexican-style dessert.


This popular Mexican dish can be prepared with a variety of delicious fillings and served as an appetizer or entre.
Creamy Mexican Rice

creamy mexican rice

With the creamy texture of risotto this Spanish rice recipe is the perfect complement to tacos, enchiladas or burritos. You could even add some browned ground beef to make it a meal in itself.
Orange Kissed Brownies

orange kissed brownies

Make brownies from a mix special with a kiss of McCormick® Pure Orange Extract and chocolate chips.

Day 3


Chicken Rice and Green Bean Casserole

chicken, rice, and green bean casserole

Chicken combined with rice and green beans is a tasty and easy to prepare meal solution for guests or family.
Strawberry Salad with Sweet and Salty Pretzels

strawberry salad with sweet and salty pretzels

Sweetened pretzels are baked up and then added to a creamy strawberry salad. This sweet and salty salad will have you coming back for more. A great addition to any holiday table.
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russian tea

A great spiced tea that can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Day 4


Notes: To speed up your dinner you could make instant mashed potatoes rather than making them from scratch.
Irish-Inspired Beef Pot Roast and Vegetables

irish-inspired beef pot roast and vegetables

This recipe is an excellent source of protein, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc; and a good source of fiber.
Simple Mashed Potatoes

simple mashed potatoes

Chocolate Dipped Irish Cream Macaroons

chocolate dipped irish cream macaroons

Pumpkin pie spice adds holiday flavor to easy coconut macaroons. A shot of Irish cream liqueur and a dip in melted bittersweet chocolate make these cookies special enough for a holiday dessert tray.

Day 5


Irish Beef Stew

irish beef stew

This traditional Irish beef stew recipe, a favorite on St. Patrick's Day, is made distinctive by the combination of seasonings that are used in the stew and by the addition of stout beer, which gives this hearty beef stew a one-of-kind taste.
Traditional Irish Soda Bread

traditional irish soda bread

One of the favorite bread recipes of the Irish, this traditional bread loaf is served with almost any meal for any occasion. Like many Irish breads, baking soda is used as the leavening agent rather than yeast.
Minty Ice Cream Sandwiches

minty ice cream sandwiches

Don't wait for St. Patrick's Day to serve this festive ice cream dessert recipe, because this treat is perfect year round. You'll love the mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiched between the chocolaty shamrock-shaped cookies.

Day 6


Cod Baked in Butter

cod baked in butter

An easy recipe for fish that tastes great.
Steamed and Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

steamed and roasted baby red potatoes

The steaming potatoes prior to roasting helps cook them faster and more evenly. They still get that great crispy skin during the roasting though. Serve them with a little sour cream and ketchup.
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.
Luck of the Irish Crispy Treats

luck of the irish crispy treats

Scatter golden foil-wrapped chocolate candy coins over and around these emerald green crispy treats. You'll think you've found the Irish pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Day 7


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

slow cooker corned beef and cabbage

The lengthy slow cooking time of this dish, transforms a simple beef brisket and plain head of cabbage into a fantastic one-pot meal. This slow cooking whole meal recipe is sure to be a favorite of any Irish food lover.
Simple Garlic Green Beans

simple garlic green beans

If you are looking to spruce up those vegetables along side your entree, here's a green bean recipe that is full of flavor. The garlic and butter add that little bit of extra to a basic side dish.
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lime jell o salad

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easy baking powder biscuits

Bit O Green Cake

bit o' green cake

Top off your St. Patrick's Day celebration with this festive pistachio-flavored cake recipe with its creamy whipped topping-based pistachio frosting. This ultra-moist Bundt cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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