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July 12 - 18, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan: July 12 - 18, 2015  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1


Spare Ribs

spare ribs

Delicious spare ribs basted with a sweet and tasty barbecue sauce. These ribs can be baked and finished on the grill for extra flavor. These ribs are perfect for a summer get-together of family and friends.
Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

creamy scalloped potatoes

Rich and creamy, these scalloped potatoes make a great side to beef, pork, and chicken. These potatoes would be perfect for holiday dinners and other special occasions.
Summer Vegetable Salad

summer vegetable salad

Use your favorite fresh vegetables to make this easy salad.
Grasshopper Poke Cake

grasshopper poke cake

Girl Scout Thin Mints work perfectly for this recipe but I believe the Keebler ones will also work great. Mint and chocolate topped off with a fudgy layer along with a whipped topping that melts in your mouth. It'll be hard to resist a second piece!

Day 2


Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

easy slow cooker pulled pork

A simple pulled pork recipe that enhances the flavor of the pork without masking its true taste. Just 3 added ingredients but results in moist and delicious pork.
Chicken Empanadas

chicken empanadas

Great way to use leftover chicken. You can serve these as a meal or as an appetizer. Use your imagination with the filling. You could assemble the empanadas and freeze before baking to have them ready to go for a quick meal later.
Cheesy Macaroni Casserole

cheesy macaroni casserole

Crispy topping over cheesy macaroni makes you want to come back for seconds. This tasty macaroni and cheese dish is sure to become a family favorite.
Fresh Baked Corn

fresh baked corn

Do you get tired of preparing your sweet corn the same way? Get the same great taste but in a vegetable casserole. You can make it in advance to serve later. Or a great way to use up some leftover sweet corn.

Day 3


Asian Lettuce Wraps

asian lettuce wraps

This quick meal has everything you need all wrapped into a tasty little package. Try it with chicken or shrimp instead of sausage if you prefer.
Pot Stickers

pot stickers

A Chinese dumpling that is perfect next to your own take-out. With a crunchy side but a soft dumpling texture on the rest, these appetizers are sure to be a hit. Fold them any way you like them.
Baked Crab Rangoon

baked crab rangoon

Here's to a healthier version of the Chinese takeout version! Serve it with sweet and sour sauce and you'll delight in every bite.

Day 4


Sauced Barbecue Burgers

sauced barbecue burgers

The great flavor of these burgers comes from the delicious homemade barbecue sauce that is added to the burgers. After trying these burgers, plain old burgers just won't do anymore.
Cheesy Party Potatoes

cheesy party potatoes

These cheesy potatoes are the potatoes everyone loves. With or without the onion, these are sure to disappear quickly when you serve them.
Easy Baked Beans  Bacon

easy baked beans & bacon

Sweet baked beans with bacon for added flavor. Baked in the oven or cooked in the slow cooker, these baked beans are perfect for a pot luck or a backyard barbecue.

Day 5


Notes: This egg bake is not only a breakfast casserole but is also great for dinner. With its Mexican flair, it is fun to add some Mexican side dishes. Use your leftover pulled pork from Day 2's Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork.
Pulled Pork Egg Bake

pulled pork egg bake

This recipe is an interesting way to use up some leftover shredded pork. It's loaded with flavor and a little different from your average breakfast casserole.
Seasoned Avocado

seasoned avocado

Such a simple recipe but often times forgotten about. This is delicious on its own or served next to your next Mexican fiesta as a garnish of sorts.
Corn Bread Muffins with Chilies

corn bread muffins with chilies

A dense corn muffin that has a little something extra with the green chilies. Cream style corn add a little more texture where the sour cream keeps everything moist and delicious.
Mexican Chocolate Brownies

mexican chocolate brownies

A touch of cinnamon transforms a brownie mix into the perfect dessert for a Mexican dinner at home.

Day 6


Heart Smart Spaghetti Sauce

heart smart spaghetti sauce

A quick and simple homemade spaghetti sauce that is so delicious you'll never think that it's also good for you. The flavor of the garlic and fresh basil really make the difference.
Simple Toss Salad

simple toss salad

Sometimes all you need to finish out your menu is a simple lettuce salad. You can add any of your favorite toppings you have on hand or just top it with your favorite dressing.
Cheesy French Bread

cheesy french bread

Broiled cheese over buttery bread with garlic flavor throughout. This is the perfect side to any pasta dish.

Day 7


Grilled Chicken Kabobs

grilled chicken kabobs

These skewers are worth the work of making each one. Have the kids create their own masterpiece to lighten the load. The vegetables add great flavor to the meat and you get your vegetables and protein together on one stick.
Rice Pilaf with Pasta

rice pilaf with pasta

Tired of plain white rice? Try this homemade rice pilaf. Browning the pasta adds a nuttly flavor and the broth flavors it even more. This is a great side dish for any meal.
Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon

sautéed green beans with bacon

Fresh picked green beans are made even better with the crispy flavor of bacon and sauteed onions. The perfect side dish with wonderful color.
Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad

crunchy napa cabbage salad

An Asian inspired cole slaw with a bit of crunch from the toasted noodles, almonds and sesame seeds. Perfect salad. Add some chicken to make it a meal.
Strawberry Layered Dessert

strawberry layered dessert

The different layers of this dessert all add to its delicious flavor. A yummy crust, a layer of pudding and two layers of strawberries . . . what more could you ask for?
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