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December 16 - 22, 2012

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

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Day 1


Notes: Be sure to make the gravy included in the roast recipe.
Famous Mushroom Pot Roast

famous mushroom pot roast

Beef roast with gravy is the perfect Sunday meal. You can make it just like you remember back in the good old days with this fantastic recipe. Don't forget the mashed potatoes and corn to go with the gravy.
Simple Mashed Potatoes

simple mashed potatoes

Garlic Roasted Vegetables

garlic roasted vegetables

Roasting vegetables caramelizes them slightly bringing out a ton of flavor. You can roast just about any vegetable you can think of. Cauliflower is one of my favorites.
Pineapple Pretzel Salad

pineapple pretzel salad

A delicious salad that has just the right mix between a sweet and salty taste. The crushed pretzels provide for a crunchy texture and the pineapple provides great flavor. This sweet salad is often mistaken for a dessert.
Cherry Cha Cha Dessert

cherry cha cha dessert

If you like fluffy and sweet, you'll love this no-bake dessert. Use your favorite pie filling in place of the cherries for your own take on this dessert.

Day 2


Best Casserole

best casserole

Now here's a casserole that will please all pasta lovers. It is creamy and delicious. Serve it with a side salad and buttered bread. Even better the next day.
Garlicky Peas

garlicky peas

Spruce up those ordinary peas into something fabulous. Those green spheres aren't just for color on your plate anymore, they taste great, too.
Lettuce Salad

lettuce salad

Crispy lettuce salad with cauliflower and bacon for a boost of flavor and extra crunch. A simple dressing allows all the flavors to come through.

Day 3


Homemade Chicken Vegetable Noodle Soup

homemade chicken vegetable noodle soup

Packed with vegetables this soup is sure to cure any illness. Even better reheated the next day. It'll remind you of back in the day.
Italian Seasoned Garlic Bread

italian seasoned garlic bread

Simple and tasty garlic bread recipe. The seasoning packet has everything in it.
Andes Mint Cookies

andes mint cookies

The frosting on these mint cookies is created with an Andes mint. A chewy chocolate cookie topped with an Andes mint blends the two flavors together to create a delicious mint cookie. Andes Mint Cookies are a great addition to your Christmas cookie tray.

Day 4


Egg Salad

egg salad

An egg salad sandwich recipe made with a traditional egg salad filling, which makes a tasty luncheon sandwich or just a great sandwich for your family. For more egg salad recipes and other sandwiches, see our lunch recipes.
Cucumber  Green Pepper Macaroni Salad

cucumber & green pepper macaroni salad

Cucumbers, peppers, and celery give this macaroni salad a nice crunchy texture. A nice summer salad to make when your cucumbers and green peppers are plentiful.
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fruit flavored ice tea

Day 5


Taco Casserole

taco casserole

A Mexican inspired dish that the kids will love. Full of the flavors of tacos but wrapped up in a flaky crust.
Simple Mexican Rice

simple mexican rice

You won't believe that this recipe would taste so good but it actually does! The leftovers are even better the next day. This is an inexpensive way to make rice and it is healthier than the boxes rices that are packed full with sodium.
Mexican Wedding Cakes

mexican wedding cakes

Also known as butterballs, Russian tea cakes, and Swedish tea cakes, these rich, buttery cookies, filled with chopped nuts, are a traditional favorite during the Holidays.

Day 6


Slow Cooker Chicken with Rice

slow cooker chicken with rice

This fantastic tasting slow cooker recipe is super easy. Mix it up the night before and turn it on in the morning before you head out for the day. Come home to a warm and comforting super that is ready to serve.
Glazed Carrots with Brown Sugar and Orange Zest

glazed carrots with brown sugar and orange zest

The orange peel brings out a little freshness with the sweet brown sugar. This will finish off any meal, from chicken to pork to fish. Glazed carrots at their finest.
Bacon and Cabbage Slaw

bacon and cabbage slaw

Light but meaty, this salad is always enjoyed when served as either a light entree or a tasty side dish.

Day 7


Smoked Pork Chops with Honey Glaze

smoked pork chops with honey glaze

Smoked pork chops with a light honey glaze. The smoked flavor of the pork chops blends well with a hint of sweetness from the glaze.
Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Honey Spice Dip

baked sweet potato fries with honey spice dip

Sweet potatoes are a great source of vitamin A and fiber. They make a flavorful option to ordinary fries and are perfect to serve as a healthful appetizer or as a side dish with roast pork or baked ham.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Almonds

roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and almonds

A vegetable side dish perfect for the holidays. Easy and simple yet delicious and flavorful. You'll be stuck bringing this dish every year!
Corn Bread Muffins

corn bread muffins

Simple corn bread recipe that will melt in your mouth. Serve them up with honey butter or maple syrup for an even better treat.
Coconut Dream Cake

coconut dream cake

Coconut lovers rejoice! Just the cake for you that is simple enough to make. You'll find a little slice of heaven in this sweet and moist cake. You can wrap it up for any special occasion.
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