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September 16 - 22, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan: September 16 - 22, 2012  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1


Grilled Greek Steak

grilled greek steak

For a budget friendly meal, try this flank steak recipe. Perfect for summer entertaining as it is full of flavor. Serve with grilled naan or pita bread and tzatziki sauce with fresh sliced garden tomatoes.
Greek Cabbage Salad

greek cabbage salad

A nice change from ordinary cabbage salad, this has lots of flavor and color.
Delicious Guilt-Free Green Beans

delicious guilt-free green beans

A healthy and flavorful vegetable that will have you coming back for seconds. This recipe is a great way to use those beans in the garden.
Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

creamy tzatziki sauce

Creamy sauce with the cool cucumber and fresh mint. Great served as an appetizer with grilled pita bread or as a condiment to grilled meat. You'll never buy it in the store again after tasting this homemade delight.
Cheesy Pita Bread Wedges

cheesy pita bread wedges

With or without the cheese this garlic bread will be a hit. There's just something about those grilled and seasoned little triangles that make you want more until they are all gone.
Raspberry and Apple Crisp

raspberry and apple crisp

A flavorful variation to a classic apple crisp recipe. Fresh apples and raspberries make this scrumptious apple crisp one that you will surely want to try. We also have an Easy Apple Crisp Recipe for your fall apples or we have other delicious Raspberry Recipes to try.

Day 2


Notes: The Cheddar Crackers are great with the Chicken Salad but a slice of garlic toast would also be good if you prefer.
Shoestring Chicken Salad

shoestring chicken salad

This creamy dressing with the vegetables and chicken mixed together with crunchy shoestring potatoes is perfect atop lettuce or served on fresh bread. Try this recipe for lunch or a light summer supper.
Cheddar Crackers

cheddar crackers

Great tasting cracker that is a good accompaniment to many dishes.
Creamy Lemon Bars

creamy lemon bars

A boxed cake mix helps you out with these sweet and tart bars. This bar starts with a crust layer, the a thick and lemon cream cheese layer, followed by a cream cheese frosting. Perfect to serve in the Spring.
Spiced Cider Punch

spiced cider punch

Day 3


Beef Noodle Bowl

beef noodle bowl

An Asian inspired pasta dish filled with protein and vegetables. Serve it with egg rolls. Who needs Chinese takeout when you can make this so easily in the comforts of your own home?
Pork Egg Rolls

pork egg rolls

A delicious way to have pork and veggetables either as an appetizer or an entre.
Oriental Coleslaw

oriental coleslaw

Ramen noodles, almonds, and sunflower seeds roasted together and tossed with seasoned cabbage make this salad a favorite accompaniment to burgers. With its crunchy texture and flavorful dressing, this salad also makes a perfect side dish for any type of sandwich.

Day 4


Quick and Easy Sloppy Joes

quick and easy sloppy joes

An easy burger to make when you need to fix a quick meal. Simple ingredients but makes a tasty Sloppy Joe.
Moms Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

mom's homemade macaroni and cheese

Good old macaroni and cheese just like mom used to make. Smooth and creamy . . . rich and cheesy.
Salted Nut Roll Bars

salted nut roll bars

An easy recipe that creates a peanut butter flavored bar with a smooth and crunchy texture. This is a great bar recipe for any occasion. If you like the peanut butter flavor of this bar you should try our scrumptious Peanut Butter Pie recipe.

Day 5


Cheesy Sausage and Rice Casserole

cheesy sausage and rice casserole

Simply casserole to make and full of flavor. The sausage, cheese, and onion blend together for a great taste combination. This casserole is a perfect way to enjoy the sausage for something other than breakfast.
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.
Oreo Cookie Salad or Dessert

oreo cookie salad or dessert

A delightful mixture of pudding, Oreos and whipped topping that can be served as a salad or dessert. If serving to kids, this dish will disappear in a hurry.

Day 6


Notes: Salsa and guacamole can be purchased from the store to make meal preparation easier. Also, add sour cream to the topping choices if your family prefers. Lemonade goes well with this meal but any refreshing beverage would be great.
Beef Fajita Nachos

beef fajita nachos

This Mexican favorite is full of all the flavors you love in nachos with a little extra due to the fajita seasoning. Make any changes to the toppings to please your family.
Spicy Mexican Corn Dip

spicy mexican corn dip

Rotel tomatoes spices this corn dip up perfectly while the cream cheese cools it right down. Bring this appetizer to your next gathering and watch it disappear.
Homemade Canned Salsa

homemade canned salsa

Homemade salsa is the perfect way to enjoy your garden harvest throughout the year. Use tomatoes, green peppers, and jalapeno peppers fresh from your garden to make this fantastic canned salsa to enjoy the entire year. Make fresh salsa to enjoy during the harvest season.


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


How can there be summer without real lemonade?

Day 7


Pan-Seared Chops with Pear and Soy-Ginger Glaze

pan-seared chops with pear and soy-ginger glaze

This one-skillet dish is a perfect pairing of pork and braised fruit, especially with a hint of soy sauce and a touch of cayenne. Three apples, such as Golden Delicious, could be substituted for the pears. If you wanted to serve this to company, you could make the pear glaze 1 to 2 days ahead and refrigerate it. Warm the glaze before adding to the chops in the pan.
Squash Risotto

squash risotto

This dish is a hearty combination of creamy risotto and earthy sweet squash. Just add a loaf of crusty bread and a green salad for a tasty lunch or light supper.
Oven Roasted Broccoli with Parmesan

oven roasted broccoli with parmesan

Crispy breadcrumbs add that little bit of crunch that goes so perfectly with the crisp yet tender broccoli. Seasoned with garlic, salt and pepper, you'll make this vegetable over and over again.
Simple Corn Bread

simple corn bread

A quick corn bread that is baked up in 20 minutes. The melted butter keeps it moist and the corn meal sweetens it right up. Enjoy!
Heavenly Chocolate Cake

heavenly chocolate cake

The pudding in this recipe provides the Heavenly Chocolate Cake recipe with a rich and creamy texture. Rich chocolate cake is a perfect ending to a romantic dinner. See our Chocolate Cake Recipes collection for more rich and delicious cakes.
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