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March 30 - April 5, 2014

Weekly Meal Plan: March 30 - April 5, 2014  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1


Rack of Lamb in a Mustard-Pepper Crust

rack of lamb in a mustard-pepper crust

Rack of lamb, the most elegant cut of lamb available, may be "frenched" (rib ends left on) or have rib ends trimmed off. Either way, it will be delicious-- just be sure not to overcook (not beyond medium) or it may become dry and tasteless.
Parmesan Risotto

parmesan risotto

If you are looking for a creamy and delicious side dish, you can stop looking. Risotto is a perfect side for any meal from grilled meats to baked dishes. The slow and steady stirring gives the rice a creamy texture that is sure to please. Add in any of your favorite vegetables to make it a meal.
Sautéed Asparagus

sautéed asparagus

Quick, easy, and tasty.
Cashew Lettuce Salad with Vinaigrette

cashew lettuce salad with vinaigrette

This salad will surprise you how tasty it is. The mustard in the dressing add a great tanginess without overpowering. Add some grilled chicken to make it a meal or serve it as a side salad for your pasta dish.
Boston Cream Pie

boston cream pie

This classic dessert consisting of a rich pastry cream sandwiched between layers of cake, and topped with a sweet chocolate icing, is a traditional favorite that is sure to please.

Day 2


Notes: This might be a breakfast sandwich but it also makes a great hot sandwich for a quick weeknight supper.
Easy Breakfast Sandwiches

easy breakfast sandwiches

Great ham, egg and cheese sandwich for breakfast. Double, triple, or more to feed your family.
Skillet Potato Cake

skillet potato cake

A crispy shredded potato cake that is perfect as a side dish to steak, chicken, pork chops, or fish. It is also great as a breakfast potato to be served with bacon and eggs.
Dreamsicle Shake

dreamsicle shake

If you love the original Orange Julius' you'll love this shake. A creamy vanilla flavor with that orange that we all love the combination of.

Day 3


Creamy Red Pepper Chicken Casserole

creamy red pepper chicken casserole

A scrumptious chicken casserole with red peppers and celery that enhance the flavor perfectly. This is one your family will request often.
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

make-ahead mashed potatoes

I usually make these early in the morning and put them in the slow cooker for our afternoon meal. But they can also be made a day or two in advance and baked in the oven covered at 325 for 50-60 minutes.
Freezer Corn

freezer corn

Enjoy corn on the cob year round with this delicious freezer corn recipe. Just the right amount of salt and sugar to make it seem so fresh. Perfect to have throughout the winter, if it makes it that long.

Day 4


Best Brats Ever

best brats ever

Brats boiled in beer, onions, and green peppers for extra flavor. The onions and peppers can be added along with some of your other favorite condiments for a well dressed brat.
Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

creamy macaroni and cheese

Creamy and delicious, this is the ultimate comfort food. It's amazing how easy it is to make homemade macaroni and cheese too. You have to try this recipe!
Honey Baked Beans

honey baked beans

Barbecued beans with just the right touch of sweetness. These baked beans are simple to throw together and make a prefect side dish to grilled steaks, grilled chops, pulled pork or beef sandwiches and most any type of burger.
Banana Bars with Powdered Sugar Glaze

banana bars with powdered sugar glaze

A light banana bar with a sweet glaze on top. The bars are moist from the sour cream and the banana doesn't overpower. Perfect to use up those over ripe bananas.

Day 5


Ravioli Skillet

ravioli skillet

Kids and adults will enjoy this pasta dish. Ravioli can be found in the refrigerated sections of most grocery stores. Take a little help from the store and have a nice family dinner. Serve it with some garlic bread and a green salad.
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.


Here's a classic salad for any season. This simple cabbage and carrot coleslaw recipe is an easy and tasty way to prepare fresh cabbage and carrots from your garden harvest. See our Summer Side Dish Recipes collection for other dishes in which you can use your fresh vegetables.
Baked Cheesy Garlic Bread

baked cheesy garlic bread

Soft and buttery, this garlic bread is sure to please. A gread side to any meal, especially pasta. You could also throw it on the grill, too.

Day 6


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.
Basic White Cupcakes

basic white cupcakes

This recipe can be modified to your taste, using the flavoring and food coloring that best fits your needs. Add a little green for St. Patrick's Day or pink for Valentines Day.

Day 7


Swiss Cheese Chicken

swiss cheese chicken

Serve this chicken dish over rice. This is a great starter recipe to make it your own. Use American cheese if you prefer, or use broth or milk in place of the wine. Great for unexpected company as most of the ingredients you'll already have on hand.
Chicken Flavored Rice Mix

chicken flavored rice mix

Rice mix that tastes better than any boxed mix and is as easy to prepare. You mix these up in advance and then prepare them when you want them. They also make great gifts when decorated in a pretty jar!
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.
French Vanilla Snicker Salad

french vanilla snicker salad

Chocolate Pudding Cake

chocolate pudding cake

Delicious and moist, this cake is made with sugar-free pudding and egg whites to cut down on calories but it is still full of flavor. This may become your new favorite chocolate cake recipe.
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