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July 1 - 7, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan: July 1 - 7, 2012  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1


Marinated Steak for Grilling

marinated steak for grilling

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.
Golden Crusted Brussels sprouts

golden crusted brussels sprouts

Parmesan crusted on these Brussel sprouts is the perfect combination. I loved the color these got on them as they caramelized in the pan.
Strawberry Salad

strawberry salad

Although it uses a relatively small amount of strawberries, their essence-of-summer flavor permeates this salad.
Star Spangled Angel Food Cake

star spangled angel food cake

Everyone will enjoy this light angel food cake with its fluffy cream cheese frosting and decorated with strawberries and blueberries. Decorated in red, white, and blue, this cake recipe is great for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or any special summer get-together.

Day 2


Grilled Cheeseburgers

grilled cheeseburgers

The classic American favorite, the cheeseburger, tastes even better when grilled. This recipe combines a few simple ingredients to make juicy grilled cheeseburgers that everyone will love.
Ranch Pasta Salad

ranch pasta salad

You will love this easy to make Ranch Pasta Salad for your summer or anytime get-togethers. This salad is full of flavor and perfect as a side dish to any of your grilled food.
Fruit Dessert Pizza

fruit dessert pizza

This tasty dessert pizza is perfect for the 4th of July, but it is too scrumptious to limit to serving only once a year. The cookie bottom and pudding layer, with blueberries and raspberries on top, make it a hit at any gathering of family and friends.

Day 3


Brat Kabobs

brat kabobs

A pineapple brat with sweet peppers and onions.
Memphis Coleslaw

memphis coleslaw

A sweet and tangy mustard based coleslaw recipe with fresh jalapenos added for a little heat. For extra flavor, shred fresh cabbage and carrots rather than using packaged. This is a great way to use up your harvest of cabbage and carrots from your garden.
Asparagus Artichoke  Spinach Dip

asparagus, artichoke, & spinach dip

A superb spring vegetable dip that can be enjoyed throughout the year. Whether you are celebrating Memorial Day or the 4th of July in the spring and summer or if it is a holiday get-together for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this tasty dip will be enjoyed by all.
Star Spangled Fizzler

star spangled fizzler

Serve this easy and fun beverage for your 4th of July celebration. The kids will think this is a special treat made just for them. The flavor of the drink will change as the flavored ice cubes begin to melt.

Day 4


Amazing Grilled Chicken Marinade

amazing grilled chicken marinade

This marinade truly creates amazing grilled chicken. The chicken is moist and full of flavor; and the best part is it is sooo easy to make.
Red White and Blue Potato Salad

red, white, and blue potato salad

A patriotic potato salad perfect for your Fourth of July picnic or potluck. The red, white, and blue coloring from the different potato varieties is the perfect way to create this colorful salad. We have more Red, White, and Blue Recipes that you are sure to enjoy.
Berry Trifle

berry trifle

Red, white and blue summer sensational dessert.
Strawberry and Blueberry Parfait

strawberry and blueberry parfait

Strawberries, blueberries, and frozen yogurt make this delicious, colorful red, white and blue dessert. It is perfect for your 4th of July celebration or any special summer get together. You can find more summer fresh Blueberry Recipes on our site.

Day 5


Notes: To save time you could use bottled dressing rather than making it from the recipe.
Chicken Manicotti

chicken manicotti

Great casserole that has everything for a healthy dinner all in one pan. Serve it with a side salad and some soft bread to finish it off.
Simple Caesar Salad

simple caesar salad

Don't be afraid of the anchovies. They add the nuttiness and saltiness for the perfect Caesar salad dressing.
Multigrain Bread

multigrain bread

Although it takes about 3 hours to produce home made bread (and much of this is rising time), it is not difficult--and the results are well worth the time spent. Makes one large or two small loaves.

Day 6


Island Shrimp Quesadillas

island shrimp quesadillas

Under $3.00 per serving. Shrimp, perfectly ripe mango, flavorful seasonings and Mexican cheeses fill these delicious grilled tortillas.
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tropical fruit salsa for grilled fish

Pina Colada Slush

pina colada slush

Cool and refreshing, this Pina Colada Slush is a great summertime cocktail. It is perfect for setting around the pool on a hot summer afternoon but you can treat yourself to this delicious treat anytime throughout the year.

Day 7


Notes: With these slow cooker recipes you can enjoy a hot meal without heating up the kitchen on a hot summer day.
Slow Cooker Ham 3

slow cooker ham 3

Slow cooked ham that is moist and flavorful without any fuss. You won't want to go bake to baking your ham in the oven after trying this simple but delicious slow cooked ham recipe.
Slow Cooker Cheesy Hash Browns

slow cooker cheesy hash browns

This tasty hash brown potato recipe is so easy to prepare that it will soon be one of your favorite side dishes to make for family and friends. This slow cooker recipe can be mixed up ahead of time and cooked when needed. A great dish for many special occasions.
Broccoli Salad with Bacon

broccoli salad with bacon

Crisp and delicious this is just the salad to bring to your holiday meal. Everyone will ask for the recipe. Don't skip the raisin as they add that extra sweetness to this vegetable salad.
Sweet Nectarine Crostadas

sweet nectarine crostadas

Sweet individual desserts that are beautiful and delicious. Perfect when served warm with vanilla ice cream. You could use any fruit you want for this dessert.
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