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December 28 - January 3, 2015

Weekly Meal Plan: December 28 - January 3, 2015  by RecipeTips.com

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Day 1

Dinner: 

Citrus Roasted Chicken

citrus roasted chicken

Simple yet delicious roasted chicken is the perfect Sunday dinner. Serve it with mashed potatoes and crusty bread to mop up that tasty pan gravy.
Make-Ahead Mashed Potato Bake

make-ahead mashed potato bake

A rich and delicious mashed potato dish that can be made a day ahead of baking it. This recipe is nice during the busy holiday time because you can get them made up the day before and just have to bake them the day you are ready to serve them. They are also great to eat on their own or with gravy.
Simple Pan Gravy

simple pan gravy

This is a gravy recipe that can be made from the pan drippings of most any type of meat. It can be adjusted for any quantity.
Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

brown sugar glazed carrots

A perfect side dish to add sweetness and color to any plate. The sweet brown sugar combines perfectly with the carrots. Baby carrots are a great time-saver for this recipe...no peeling or cutting necessary.
Spinach and Fruit Lettuce Salad

spinach and fruit lettuce salad

This delicious lettuce and spinach salad is perfect for any time of the year. The sweet dressing is just the right touch with the lettuce, spinach, and fruit. This is a salad you could add to any meal.
Banana Creme Pie

banana creme pie

A simple and delicious cream pie that is a sure-fire hit. With ingredients you probably already have on hand, you can have a homemade pie in no time at all.

Day 2

Dinner: 

Beefy Bean Chili

beefy bean chili

Thick and tasty chili loaded with chili beans and sweetened slightly with brown sugar. Throw together and simmer for an hour; then set down and enjoy the hearty flavor.
Sweet Cornbread

sweet cornbread

Light and fluffy cornbread with ingredients you already have on hand. Serve it as is or with maple syrup or honey. This is a great addition to any meal.
Vanilla Cola

vanilla cola

Simple, tasty idea to give added flavor to your favorite cola.

Day 3

Dinner: 

Weiner Wings

weiner wings

A different twist on how to make hot dogs. This hot dog is super easy to fix and is perfect to serve to the kids. They would love to help put them together and see them take shape.
Homemade Mac and Cheese

homemade mac and cheese

Creamy sauce that coats the noodles, whatever type you prefer, perfectly. Season with salt and pepper and serve it as the main dish or a side. Your kids will love you!
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.

Day 4

Dinner: 

Notes: If you are having a New Year's Eve get-together, instead of preparing a meal, enjoy a variety of appetizers with your family and guests. Try some of our favorites that we selected here or search our site for many more selections.
Sweet Teriyaki Chicken Wings

sweet teriyaki chicken wings

Simple to make but full of flavor. Whether you serve them at your next football party or for just a gathering of friends, these sweet and tasty wings will be a sure-fire-hit.
Bacon Wrapped Smokies

bacon wrapped smokies

Crispy and full of bacon flavor, these cocktail weiners are sure to please.
Marinated Broiled Shrimp

marinated broiled shrimp

An appetizer that will be gone in no time, so be sure to have some before you put them out. No need for a sauce, but cocktail sauce goes good with these if you want.
Marinated Vegetable Kabobs

marinated vegetable kabobs

Simple kabobs to make up for any of your special gatherings. They make a nice appetizer to serve with cocktails or before a meal as you guests arrive and wait for dinner to be served.
Deep Fried Ravioli

deep fried ravioli

Crispy coated pasta with a melty cheese center. This quick appetizer is sure to be a hit. Delicious any time of the year. Don't forget the marinara to dip it in!
Crab  Artichoke Dip

crab & artichoke dip

Fondue Chocolate

fondue chocolate

With just 3 simple ingredients, you will have a delectable chocolate sauce that is perfect to dip your favorites in. Strawberries, bananas and pound cake are perfect. I could just eat this sauce by the spoonful!

Day 5

Dinner: 

Rib Eye Roast

rib eye roast

A delicious rib eye roast is the perfect cut of beef for any festive occasion. Selecting the right cooking time will result in a roast that is done just to your liking.
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.
Green Bean Casserole with Ritz Cracker topping

green bean casserole with ritz cracker topping

A green bean casserole with the addition of cheese for an extra boost of flavor. The Ritz cracker topping is a nice tasty finish for this casserole. This may become one of your favorite holiday side dishes.
Cookies n Cream Layered Salad

cookies 'n' cream layered salad

This salad is so yummy that it could easily be made into a dessert.
Almond Joy Cake

almond joy cake

You won't believe how good this frosting is. It is light and fluffy and sweet and delicious! Perfect atop this moist chocolate cake. This recipe is more like a Mounds bar since there isn't any almonds, just chocolate and coconut, but who's complaining!

Day 6

Dinner: 

Easy Spaghetti and Sauce

easy spaghetti and sauce

This is a good spaghetti recipe that doesn't take much time and contains few ingredients.
Easy Caesar Salad

easy caesar salad

Stop at the store and purchase a bottle of Caesar dressing. It's easy and delicious. Who says you can only enjoy a nice Caesar salad out at a fancy restaurant?
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

Dinner: 

Oven Roasted Teriyaki Chicken

oven roasted teriyaki chicken

Sweet and saucy, these baked chicken thighs are perfect served with white rice and broccoli. You can use any type of chicken you want for that matter, and it will still be delicious. The sauce is the perfect complement to the chicken. Don't forget to drizzle some on the rice and broccoli!
Chicken Fried Rice

chicken fried rice

Fried rice that you don't have to leave your house for. Tastes just like the Asian restaurant on the corner. This is perfect for leftover rice.
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.
Almond White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

almond white chocolate chunk cookies

Almonds and white chocolate make a delicious combination in cookies. Bake a batch for a cookie exchange, a holiday cookie platter, tea-time or anytime of the year.
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