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December 18 - 24, 2011

Weekly Meal Plan: December 18 - 24, 2011  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1

Dinner: 

Cranberry-Onion Pork Roast

cranberry-onion pork roast

Who says cranberries are just for the winter holidays? This grilled roast has a smoky sweet tang from the cranberry basting sauce. Serve with grilled potato wedges, fresh green beans and French bread with a roasted garlic bulb.
Onion Roasted Potatoes

onion roasted potatoes

Make these potatoes to round out your meal. So easy and packed full of flavor.
Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole

broccoli cauliflower casserole

This creamy casserole can be made a day ahead, refrigerated and then baked just before dinner. Using frozen vegetables makes this dish a cinch.
Layered Strawberry Jello Salad

layered strawberry jello salad

A delicious jello salad that will impress all your guests. The sour cream layer offsets the sweet fruit and jello perfectly.
Peppermint Dessert

peppermint dessert


Day 2

Dinner: 

Better Burgers

better burgers

Seasonings make a basic burger better! Top with lettuce, tomato and your favorite condiments to make an all-American classic.
Sweet Potato Oven Baked Fries

sweet potato oven baked fries

Oven baked sweet potato fries are a delicious and healthier alternative to the standard deep-fried French fry.
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Day 3

Dinner: 

Jamazetti

jamazetti

An easy weeknight meal that is delicious!
Ranch Garlic Bread

ranch garlic bread


Day 4

Dinner: 

Spicy Orange Chicken Stir Fry

spicy orange chicken stir fry

A really tasty sauce featuring ginger, lime juice, orange marmalade, soy sauce, and cayenne pepper, highlights this terrific chicken stir-fry recipe that can be served over chow mein noodles or rice.
Baked White Rice

baked white rice

Baking is a method that is not often considered for preparing rice, but when you are using the oven to prepare dishes to accompany rice, why not bake the rice in the oven as well? This method produces excellent results.
Peanut Blossom Kiss Cookies

peanut blossom kiss cookies

Peanut butter and chocolate go so well together, and this great tasting holiday cookie favorite combines both popular flavors in one irresistible treat. These cookies are easy to make and are perfect for your Christmas cookie exchange.

Day 5

Dinner: 

Slow Cooker Turkey Legs with Vegetables

slow cooker turkey legs with vegetables

This easy and very tasty recipe works best with an oval cooker. To use a round cooker, consider substituting thighs for the legs.
Slow Cooker Potatoes

slow cooker potatoes

A quick and easy potato recipe that is a great side dish for any type of meat.
Candied Carrots

candied carrots

Carrots cooked glazed with butter and brown sugar for a little extra sweetness.

Day 6

Dinner: 

Fish in a Corn Crust

fish in a corn crust

This tasty variation on battered fish will be especially welcome to those with sensitivities to wheat or gluten.
Pasta and Fresh Mozzarella Salad

pasta and fresh mozzarella salad

Vibrant and light, this salad is full of flavor.
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.

Day 7

Dinner: 

Notes: Chili is an option for those who do not care for oyster stew. It is Christmas Eve so serve these easy soups along with your family's favorite Christmas snacks or try some of these suggestions.
Oyster Stew with Rosemary Croutons

oyster stew with rosemary croutons

Thick, rich comforting stew for the holiday season.
Homemade Chili

homemade chili

This all-time favorite can be seasoned to create a mildly flavored chili or one that is extra hot for those who enjoy a touch of heat. With homemade chili recipes you can start with the basic chili recipe and add ingredients to suit your taste.
Beer Cheese Bread

beer cheese bread

A quick and easy bread with a savory flavor that is great to serve with soup, stew, or chili. It is also good with spaghetti and meatballs.
Bacon Wrapped Smokies

bacon wrapped smokies

Crispy and full of bacon flavor, these cocktail weiners are sure to please.
Easy Holiday Chex Mix

easy holiday chex mix

Crunchy cereal mixed with nuts, pretzels and m & m's make a pleasing combination that everyone will dig in to.
Peanut Butter Balls

peanut butter balls

This Christmas candy is a bite-sized treat featuring the unbeatable combination of peanut butter and chocolate.
Cranberry Tea

cranberry tea

The mildly sweet and tart mixture of flavors in this tea provides a warm and appetizing drink on a cool day or for any Fall parties.
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