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December 30 - January 5, 2013

Weekly Meal Plan: December 30 - January 5, 2013  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1


Herb Roasted Chicken

herb roasted chicken

Thyme, sage and parsley spruce up this whole chicken and the lemon adds a fresh quality. Serve it with roasted or mashed potatoes.
Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

creamy garlic mashed potatoes

You'll never make creamier potatoes than this recipe right here. The garlic doesn't overpower. For an even creamier side dish, try heating the half 'n half over low heat before adding to the potatoes.
Garlic Buttered Broccoli

garlic buttered broccoli

Just the right added touch to give broccoli an extra boost of flavor. An easy way to make a plain broccoli side dish something a little special.
Pistachio Salad

pistachio salad

A sweet salad that is quick and easy to make. This recipe is a great salad that can be made ahead of time or at the last minute when unexpected guest arrive.
Coconut Cream Dessert

coconut cream dessert

A delicious dessert that any coconut lover is sure to enjoy!

Day 2


Notes: Fresh baked French bread goes great with this soup but your favorite hearty bakery bread would also go nicely if you are short on time for baking your own bread.
Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Soup

old fashioned vegetable beef soup

This hearty, economical, old favorite has flavor unequalled by any ready-made version - well worth the time it takes. Cooking the meat on the bone adds a step to the process but provides a richer, deeper flavor. Amount and variety of vegetables can be varied to suit preference and availability. Reheats well - and tastes even better the next day.
Basic French Bread

basic french bread

Bread-making may seem difficult, but the process is really quite simple and the actual working time is minimal, especially when using a food processor. Although the aroma of baking bread is a reward in itself, the satisfaction of serving up the finished product is the real payoff.
Pumpkin Bars

pumpkin bars

Spiced pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting make the perfect fall dessert. Fall is pumpkin season but don't let that keep you from enjoying pumpkin recipes all year round. Learn how to make pumpkin puree to use for all your favorite pumpkin recipes.

Day 3


Ham with Honey Mustard Glaze

ham with honey mustard glaze

A traditional Christmas or Easter ham recipe with the addition of a great honey mustard glaze. Using the proper ham cooking times and glazing the ham with this flavorful glaze recipe creates a festive ham for any special occasion.
Golden Scalloped Potatoes

golden scalloped potatoes

The cheesy taste of this dish gets an extra boost of flavor from the Yukon Gold potatoes. This scalloped potato recipe along with many other potato casserole dishes on our site are perfect with ham recipes. Learn All About Potatoes.
Brussels Sprouts with Toasted  Pecans

brussels sprouts with toasted pecans

The Brussels sprouts carry a slight lemon flavor that blends nicely with the roasted pecans.
Pink Raspberry Salad

pink raspberry salad

Raspberries, bananas and ice cream mixed up with gelatin. Who isn't going to love that! This salad is the perfect side to a heavy holiday meal. And the color brightens up the table.
Chocolate Mousse Cake

chocolate mousse cake

Chocolate mouse filling inside a moist chocolate cake doesn't get any better. And the chocolate mousse is easy and creamy. The raspberry adds a hint of mystery to the dessert.

Day 4


Taco Filled Pasta Shells

taco filled pasta shells

The pain of filling each shell is worth it once you taste these beef and cheese filled pasta shells. Kids and adults will enjoy each and every bite. Perfect served with a green salad.
Mexican Rice Side Dish

mexican rice side dish

A quick-and-easy to make Mexican side dish. This rice is a nice accompaniment to any Mexican meal.
Crazy Corn Souffle

crazy corn souffle

Delicious corn bread that is the perfect compliment to any mexican meal. The sweet creamed corn adds a little texture to the bread. A can of diced green chilies would be a great addition if you prefer a little heat.

Day 5


Easy Chicken Pot Pie

easy chicken pot pie

A creamy sauce with the crisp crust will have everyone coming back for seconds. The frozen pot pies are a thing of the past. Great when you have any leftover chicken.
Macaroni Pineapple Fruit Salad

macaroni pineapple fruit salad

A sweet macaroni salad the everyone will enjoy. It makes a great side dish for any meal. It keeps very well also so it can be made up ahead of time. A perfect salad to take to a picnic or backyard barbecue.
Hot Chocolate

hot chocolate

A creamy chocolate treat for a winter's day.

Day 6


Notes: This breakfast skillet has everything to make it a great weeknight meal. Sometimes breakfast at supper time is the perfect change of pace.
Cheesy Potato Skillet

cheesy potato skillet

Bacon Cornbread Breakfast Muffins

bacon cornbread breakfast muffins

A savory take on your usual breakfast muffins. Who wouldn't like a little bacon in their muffin. Combine that with cornmeal and you have yourself a perfect breakfast all wrapped up in a muffin liner.
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just like orange julius

Frothy and delicious, this refreshing beverage is just like what you would pay a pretty penny for from the franchise. Enjoy this any time of the year.

Day 7


Slow Cooker Magic Pot Roast

slow cooker magic pot roast

You will be amazed at the gravy magically created without any water at all! Delicious beside mashed potatoes and corn.
Sinful Mashed Potatoes

sinful mashed potatoes

Messing with mashed potatoes right before serving time is always a hassle. This recipe can be made in advance and refrigerated up to a day before you need them. Simply bake them until not to be ready at serving time.
Green Bean Casserole with Mozzarella Cheese

green bean casserole with mozzarella cheese

Green beans are transformed into a hearty side dish or main meal with this distinctive recipe.
Ice Cream Sandwich Surprise

ice cream sandwich surprise

A simple to make ice cream dessert that makes the perfect treat at the end of any meal. It has ice cream sandwiches on the bottom topped with whipped topping, caramel, and crushed butterfingers to create a special treat no one will be able to resist.
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