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FREE Weekly Meal Plan – Week 17 Recipes And Dinner Ideas

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FREE Weekly Meal Plan (Week 17) - Easy Recipes And Dinner Ideas

It’s Monday again, a the new week 17 of Melanie’s FREE weekly menus is here!   Here are this week’s recipes:

  • Garlic Apricot Chicken Drumsticks
  • Oven Baked Lemon Dill Salmon
  • Pasta With Ricotta & Cherry Tomatoes
  • Turkey & Blackberry Salad
  • Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

And the amazing dessert for this week is Best Ever Brownies – super easy to make and so delicious!

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Monday Dinner Idea: Garlic Apricot Chicken Drumsticks

Apricot Garlic Chicken

These chicken drumsticks are so finger-licking-good!  Coated in the sweet & spicy sauce of apricot, jalapeno and garlic and then baked in the oven – amazing!  You can use any kind of chicken meat, not just drumsticks – this recipe is awesome with chicken breasts, thighs or wings too!

Recipe link: Garlic Apricot Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Tuesday Dinner Idea: Oven Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

Oven Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

This salmon is such a healthy dish that tastes fantastic!  Salmon fillets are baked in the oven with fresh lemon and fresh dill!  Lemon releases its juice in the hot oven, seasoning the salmon as it bakes – brilliant!

Recipe link: Oven Baked Lemon Dill Salmon Recipe

Wednesday Dinner Idea: Pasta With Ricotta And Cherry Tomatoes

Ricotta Pasta Recipe

This vegetarian pasta dish is going to be your favorite!  Ricotta cheese and fresh cherry tomatoes are mixed with cooked pasta and heated in the pot, then served.  Sprinkled with shredded Parmesan cheese, this delicious pasta is hard to resist!

Recipe link: Pasta With Ricotta And Cherry Tomatoes

Thursday Dinner Idea: Green Salad With Blackberries And Turkey

Turkey Blackberry Salad With Parmesan Cheese

If you never tried adding blackberries to your salad, this new combo will be like a revelation!  Blackberries are awesome with savory foods, their taste is so complex and it complements the salad perfectly!  This salad is super simple – greens with balsamic dressing topped with deli turkey slices, Parmesan cheese and fresh blackberries, and it’s so unique, healthy and refreshing!

Recipe link: Green Salad With Blackberries And Turkey

Friday Dinner Idea: Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Golubtsy Recipe

In this recipe, the meat and rice filling is wrapped in cabbage leaves, then cooked in tomato sauce.  These stuffed cabbage rolls can be cooked either on the stove or in a slow cooker. If you never tried stuffed cabbage rolls, be adventurous and try them – they are so delicious!

Recipe link: Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Recipe

Weekly Dessert Idea: Best Ever Brownies

How To Make Chocolate Brownies

These amazing chocolate brownies are so rich and chocolaty!  Perfect texture, deep chocolate taste – this is the best brownie recipe ever!  And it’s so easy to make – just mix and bake – even the inexperienced cook will have them turn out perfect!

Recipe link: Best Ever Brownies Recipe

Weekly Meal Plan Shopping List


Garlic Apricot Chicken Drumsticks

  • ½ cup apricot jam
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 jalapeno peppers
  • 4 gloves garlic
  • 12 chicken drumsticks

Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

  • 1 lb salmon fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ bunch fresh dill, chopped
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper

Pasta With Ricotta & Cherry Tomatoes

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 lb cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1 bunch (1/2 cup) fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp pepper

Green Salad With Turkey & Blackberries

  • 1 package (8 oz) salad greens
  • 1 package (8 oz) deli turkey slices
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 1 head of cabbage
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 can (14 oz each) tomato sauce

Best Ever Brownies

  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
  • ⅔ cups of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
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