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December 23 - 29, 2012

Weekly Meal Plan: December 23 - 29, 2012  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1

Dinner: 

OLD BAY Shrimp Scampi

old bay shrimp scampi

OLD BAY and fresh garlic supply just the right flavor for this attractive seafood entree that's ready in 15 minutes.
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

parmesan roasted broccoli

Broccoli roasted with garlic is a favorite among young and old. The best part is you put it in the oven and forget about it until 20 minutes later. The basil and lemon add a fresh flavor to the warm broccoli.
Layered Trifle Salad

layered trifle salad

A make-ahead salad with layered ingredients that make an attractive presentation. Besides being a great side dish, this trifle salad can also be served as a main entree. Search our site for more attractive and delicious layered trifle salads.
Peppermint Chocolate Truffle Cake

peppermint chocolate truffle cake

A little bit of the holidays with a creamy truffle middle. The peppermint adds just the right touch to this sinful cake.

Day 2

Dinner: 

Notes: Everyone may not like oyster stew so it is a good idea to serve another simple soup. Soup and your favorite Christmas treats should be all you need for a quick and easy Christmas Eve supper.
Oyster Stew with Vegetables

oyster stew with vegetables

Traditional oyster stew doesn't have the vegetables in it but you'll find this to be a refreshing change. The potatoes thicken the stew from their starch. Be careful not to over cook the oysters.
Souper Simple Chicken Wild Rice Soup

souper simple chicken wild rice soup

Using prepackaged soup mix and wild rice, this soup can be created in no time at all. It'll taste like homemade though. Serve it with grilled sandwiches for the perfect meal.
Garlic Bread

garlic bread

Great addition to any meal.
Merry Christmas Cheesecake Bars

merry christmas cheesecake bars

The red and green cherries make these bars perfect for the holiday season. They are a sweet and delicious bar that make a nice addition to your tray of holiday sweets.
Crockpot Peanut Cluster Candy

crockpot peanut cluster candy

This is possibly the easiest candy you will ever make. Put it in the crockpot and forget about it for 1 1/2 hours. Voila! And the chocolate is creamy and sweet. This will be a staple from now on.
Cherry Almond Shortbread Cookies

cherry almond shortbread cookies

With their red and white candy cane coloring, these cherry almond flavored cookies are perfect for the holiday season. They are a colorful addition to any cookie tray for your holiday gatherings.

Day 3

Dinner: 

Crown Roast of Pork

crown roast of pork

An easily prepared handsome pork roast for a festive occasion.
Steamed and Roasted Baby Red Potatoes

steamed and roasted baby red potatoes

The steaming potatoes prior to roasting helps cook them faster and more evenly. They still get that great crispy skin during the roasting though. Serve them with a little sour cream and ketchup.
Oven Roasted Carrots

oven roasted carrots

Nutritious and more flavorful when roasted, this method for preparing carrots provides a delicious side dish that goes with a variety of foods.
Creamy Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

creamy broccoli cauliflower salad

Are you looking for the perfect salad to bring to the next potluck? Here's one that everyone will love. Crunchy vegetables and full of flavor, there won't be a spoonful leftover.
Christmas Layered Cake

christmas layered cake

Light and delicious, this Christmas cake is perfect for the holidays. A white cake with red and green colored layers that will catch everyone's eye. It is sure to be the first of the Christmas goodies to disappear.

Day 4

Dinner: 

Spaghetti Pie

spaghetti pie

Old southern favorite that includes all you need in one piece. Kids will love it. This is also a great dish to make in advance and cook later.
Quick Italian Breadsticks

quick italian breadsticks

Everyone will enjoy these freshly seasoned, buttery, hot-out-of-the oven breadsticks with Italian classics like Chicken Parma or Lasagna Formaggio.
Simple Marinara Sauce

simple marinara sauce

A quick-and-easy to make marinara sauce. Use as a pizza sauce, for spaghetti sauce or on other pasta, or as a dipping sauce for breadsticks and other savory appetizers.

Day 5

Dinner: 

Golden Chicken Nuggets

golden chicken nuggets

Do you know whats in those frozen pre-made chicken nuggets? Try making your own and see how easy it is. The kids will love it and they can even help out!
Easy Macaroni and Cheese

easy macaroni and cheese

Homemade macaroni and cheese that won't have you wishing you used the boxed variety. Creamy cheesy macaroni that will please everyone. Use a bunch of pasta shapes to delight the kids.
Delicious Guilt-Free Green Beans

delicious guilt-free green beans

A healthy and flavorful vegetable that will have you coming back for seconds. This recipe is a great way to use those beans in the garden.

Day 6

Dinner: 

Beef Lasagna

beef lasagna

A simple-to-make lasagna that is full of flavor. Layered with noodles, meat, cheese, and sauce, it creates a meal in itself.
Garlic Caesar Salad

garlic caesar salad

Make this classic salad with a from-scratch dressing which features garlic, anchovies and Parmesan cheese.
Special French Bread

special french bread

This bread is perfect served beside pasta. Foil wrapped bread is a great time saver that you can have ready and refrigerate until baking.

Day 7

Dinner: 

Tangy Pork Chops

tangy pork chops

Slow cooked pork chops that are so tender they just fall apart. The sauce is full of flavor and perfect served over rice and served with crusty bread to mop up all that great sauce!
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!
Corn Swiss Cheese

corn swiss cheese

Crazy about corn? Try this casserole out and your sure to be hooked. Perfect to bring to a holiday gathering.
Chocolate Caramel Turtle Bars

chocolate caramel turtle bars

A perfect combination of chocolate and caramel make these turtle bars a favorite of any ooey-gooey bar lover! Topped with pecans they provide everything you could want in a bar recipe, sweet and chewy with a bit of crunch. Also try other turtle bar recipes on our site.
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