Meal Plan for May 27-31, 2019 (Week 22)

Menus4Moms Free Weekly Dinner Menu Plan: Visit site for recipes; Week 22, 2019: 1-Grilled Hamburgers, 2 - Lemon Rosemary Chicken, 3- Glazed Meatloaf, 4- Chicken Salad Sandwiches, 5- Citrus Caper Tilapia

Week 22

Notes for this week:

  • Cooked hamburger patties freeze well, so I usually cook extra and freeze them individually on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, I put them all together in a freezer container and can pull them out as I need them in any quantity.
  • On Day 2 double the chicken recipe and make 2 roast chickens. We will use the leftovers for chicken salad on Day 4 and freeze any leftover chicken after that.

Dinner Meal Plan Archive

Day 1

  • Grilled Hamburgers
  • French Fries
  • Frozen Grapes

Day 2

  • Lemon Rosemary Chicken
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Steamed Asparagus

Day 3

  • Glazed Meatloaf
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Baked Apples

Day 4

  • Chicken Salad Sandwiches
  • Fruit Cocktail

Day 5

  • Citrus Caper Tilapia
  • Mixed Vegetables

Day 1 Dinner Menu

  • Grilled Hamburgers
  • French Fries
  • Frozen Grapes
Lettuce, tomato slice, hamburger patty with melted slice of cheddar cheese, and two rings of red onion on a hamburger bun sitting on a white plate.

Grilled Hamburgers

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories per Serving: 425
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins

Our tips for grilled burgers will result in juicy, delicious hamburgers that leave your family begging for more.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • Montreal steak seasoning
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • lettuce
  • cheddar cheese slices
  • tomato
  • red onion
  • condiments of your choice

Instructions

  • Preheat clean grill to 350°.
  • Gently shape ground beef into 8 patties, handling meat as little as possible.
  • Lightly oil grill grate. Sprinkle burgers liberally with steak seasoning.
  • Grill burgers over medium heat until desired doneness is reached. Serve on buns with condiments of your choice.

Notes

  1. Nutrition calculations use 2 Tbsp Montreal seasoning.
  2. Although low-fat ground beef may be preferable for some recipes, for the juiciest burgers choose ground beef with at least 20% fat content.
  3. Be careful not to manipulate the ground beef any more than you have to, since compacted ground beef will not be as tender. Handle as little as possible and don’t compact the meat when forming the patties.
  4. Season the patties just before cooking. Adding salt when you make the patties, whether alone or in seasonings, draws out the moisture and can result in dry burgers.
  5. Resist the urge to press all the delicious juices out of the patties while cooking. We’ve all seen the mouthwatering images of juices running out of a patty as it is pressed with a spatula, but that is exactly what you don’t want. Place the patties over heat and leave them alone until it is time to turn them.
  6. Experiment with various cheeses and buns to change things up, or swap out the usual for these topping combinations:
    a. Sautéed mushrooms and onions with Swiss cheese
    b. Pico de gallo, sliced avocado, and Pepper Jack cheese
    c. Marinara sauce, fresh basil, and mozzarella cheese
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Grilled Hamburgers Recipe Page

Day 2 Dinner Menu

  • Lemon Rosemary Chicken (double recipe and save leftovers)
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Steamed Asparagus
slices of roasted chicken garnished with fresh rosemary and lemon slices on a white plate

Lemon Rosemary Chicken

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 sesrvings
Calories per Serving: 223
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Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Resting Time: 5 mins
This beautiful roast chicken is delicious as well as attractive. The seasoned butter rub means it browns nicely without drying out.

Ingredients

  • 1 large whole roaster
  • 1 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 lemon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Clean chicken and remove anything in the cavity. Pat dry.
  • In a small bowl, mix together everything except chicken and lemon. Rub the butter mixture over entire chicken.
  • Cut the lemon in half, and slightly squeeze the juice from one half over top of chicken. Put both lemon halves inside chicken cavity.
  • Place chicken on a roasting rack in a roaster and roast for about 1 hour, basting 2-3 times. Cover with foil and roast an additional 30-45 minutes, basting 1-2 times, until internal temperatures reach 165°. Let chicken sit for about 5 minutes before carving.

Notes

Use leftover chicken for restocking your freezer.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Lemon Rosemary Chicken Recipe Page

Day 3 Dinner Menu

  • Glazed Meatloaf
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Baked Apples
Slices of meatloaf with red glaze on a white plate garnished with fresh parsley

Glazed Meatloaf

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories per Serving: 390
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Cajun seasoning and dry minced onion are the secret to meatloaf with a little kick to complement the sweet glaze.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C ketchup
  • 1/3 C brown sugar
  • 1/4 C lemon juice, divided
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 3 slices bread, torn up into small pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. dry minced onion, or to taste
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning, or to taste

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°.
  • In a small bowl combine ketchup, brown sugar, 1 Tbsp of the lemon juice, and mustard powder.
  • In a large bowl combine ground beef, bread, remaining lemon juice, onion, egg, seasoning and 1/3 of the ketchup mixture. Mix well and place in a loaf pan.
  • Bake for 1 hour, drain any fat off, then spread remaining ketchup mixture evenly over the top. Bake for 5-10 more minutes, then serve.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Glazed Meatloaf Recipe Page

Day 4 Dinner Menu

  • Chicken Salad Sandwiches (uses planned leftovers)
  • Fruit Cocktail
White plate with chicken salad on a bed of lettuce on a croissant, sitting on a brown table with a white bowl in the background

Chicken Salad Croissants

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories per Serving: 455
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Combining Montreal chicken seasoning with sour cream and mayonnaise make this chicken salad special, and croissants give it a gourmet style.

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine sour cream, mayonnaise, seasoning, celery, and green onion. Mix well. Add chicken and gently stir. Assemble as sandwiches with lettuce leaves on croissants.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Chicken Salad Croissants Recipe Page

Day 5 Dinner Menu

  • Citrus Caper Tilapia
  • Mixed Vegetables
Cooked tilapia with capers and orange slices on top on a red plate with a fork

Citrus Caper Tilapia

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories per Serving: 294
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Orange and lemon combined with capers give tilapia a fresh, bright taste in this easy stovetop recipe.

Ingredients

  • 4 tilapia fillets, patted dry
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp capers, drained
  • ½ cup white cooking wine
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  • Cut the orange and lemon in half. Juice one half of orange and one half of lemon. Slice the remaining half of each fruit.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Season the fish with salt and pepper. Add fish to skillet. Turn fish over after edges begin to cook.
  • In a small bowl, stir together cooking wine, juice from half of the orange, juice from half of the lemon, slices from half of the orange and half of the lemon, capers, and butter. Add a little more salt and pepper for taste, if desired.
  • Pour fruit juice/butter mixture into the frying pan with the fish and heat. When liquid begins to boil, reduce heat to medium-low; cover, and continue cooking until the fish is thoroughly cooked, about 1-2 minutes depending on thickness of the fillet. Serve immediately.
Recipe Author: Mary Ann Kelley
Citrus Caper Tilapia Recipe Page

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Mary Ann Kelley has been creating meal plans online for over 15 years, first as part of TheHomeSchoolMom's cooking resources for busy moms and later on Menus4Moms, which has been highlighted by "Diner's Journal," The New York Times' Blog on Dining Out, and PBS Parents' "Kitchen Explorer."

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