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November 4 - 10, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan: November 4 - 10, 2012  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1


Notes: The meals in this week's meal plan were selected to provide vegetarian-type meals. Several of the recipes have notes about adding meat to the recipes if you prefer including meat in the recipe rather than making it meatless.
Light and Healthy Spinach Lasagne

light and healthy spinach lasagne

As a really delicious alternative to traditional meat-filled lasagna, this light vegetarian version is low in saturated fat. Substitute two egg whites for the whole egg to cut the level of saturated fat and cholesterol even further.
Mandarin Orange Lettuce Salad with Carmelized Almonds

mandarin orange lettuce salad with carmelized almonds

Caramelized almonds are a crispy addition to this salad. Great salad for entertaining.
Easy Sauteed Winter Squash

easy sauteed winter squash

Cutting the raw squash into small cubes reduces the cooking time while maintaining the rich taste of baked squash.
Simple Garlic Bread

simple garlic bread

Upside Down Pumpkin Dessert

upside down pumpkin dessert

This tasty pumpkin dessert is baked with the crust on top and then flipped over before serving.

Day 2


Notes: For those who would prefer to have some meat in this quiche, you could add some ham to this recipe.
Tomato Hash Brown Quiche

tomato hash brown quiche

The combination of tomatoes with hash browns creates a tasty, filling meal. This vegetable based quiche makes a tasty recipe for vegetarians. It is also a great dish in which to use your fresh garden tomatoes. Learn All About Tomatoes in our Tips and Advice.
Very Vanilla Fruit Salad

very vanilla fruit salad

Refreshing fruit salad is welcome anytime -- serve at brunch, at dessert or snack time, or bring to a potluck.
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

lemon poppy seed muffins

With poppy seeds added for a slightly crunchy texture, these lemon-flavored muffins are perfect for breakfast, brunch, or anytime! Search our muffin recipes for more tasty muffins, including Blueberry Banana Muffins and our extra special White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins recipe.

Day 3


Notes: If you would like some meat added to this tamale pie, add a pound of browned ground beef.
Corn and Black Bean Tamale Pie

corn and black bean tamale pie

Satisfying Mexican dish using fresh corn.
Best Cornbread

best cornbread

A sweet and moist flavored cornbread similar to those served at restaurants in the Southwestern USA. Use less sugar and fewer jalapeno peppers if you wish. You could certainly make muffins instead, just reduce the baking time.
Cilantro Lime Rice

cilantro lime rice

Great side dish or as a filling for burritos
Mexican Cinnamon Chips and Dip

mexican cinnamon chips and dip

A light cinnamon-flavored toasted tortilla with a matching cinnamon dip. This is a nice light dessert that is perfect at the end of any meal with a Mexican flair. It also makes a great anytime treat.

Day 4


Roast Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup

roast cauliflower and broccoli soup

Soup is a favorite around our house, especially during the cooler weather. Throw some cheese on top to add even more flavor.
Grilled Cheese Sandwich

grilled cheese sandwich

This classic sandwich with melted cheese is a favorite for kids of all ages.
Buttermilk Brownies

buttermilk brownies

These brownies are the ones your mom made when you were a kid. Moist and delicious with that creamy frosting that puts you in a special place. You'll have to hide these in order to keep them around long enough.

Day 5


Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

grilled portobello mushroom burgers

You will not miss ground beef after you’ve tasted all of the wonderful flavors that are combined in these delicious vegetarian burgers.
Creamy Four-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

creamy four-cheese macaroni and cheese

Creamy and delicious macaroni and cheese. This is sure to comfort you and your family throughout the winter.
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.

Day 6


Easy Pizza Margherita

easy pizza margherita

A restaurant favorite that is just as delicious at home. Serve as a main dish or as an appetizer.
Quick Pizza Breadsticks

quick pizza breadsticks

A fun appetizer to serve with pizza sauce while you are waiting for the pizza to get done. It also perfect as a side to spaghetti or lasagna.
Homemade Root Beer Float

homemade root beer float

No need to go to the ice cream parlor for a great tasting root beer float! This is one do-it-yourself treat that the entire family will want to help prepare.

Day 7


Notes: Italian sausage could be added to this tortellini to turn it into a meat dish if your family would rather not have a meatless meal.
Basil Garlic Tortellini

basil garlic tortellini

Makes a quick meatless meal with tortellini, mushrooms, canned tomatoes and Basil & Garlic Seasoning.
Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

brown sugar glazed carrots

A perfect side dish to add sweetness and color to any plate. The sweet brown sugar combines perfectly with the carrots. Baby carrots are a great time-saver for this recipe...no peeling or cutting necessary.
Moms French Dressing

mom's french dressing

You've finally found the dressing recipe that you remember having as a kid. Serve over a bed of lettuce with hard boiled eggs and homemade croutons.
Garlic Bread

garlic bread

Great addition to any meal.
Triple Chocolate Gingerbread

triple chocolate gingerbread

Chocolate pudding, mini chocolate chips, ginger, cinnamon, and allspice transform basic chocolate cake mix into an extraordinary flavor sensation.
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