Friday, January 16, 2009

MMC 30-Minute Menus January 18

I have selected family favorites this week to help see us through the cold weather (I am truly a Southerner and prefer the warmer weather!) I know some folks just don't think it really gets cold in North Carolina - but I am not one of them!

If it is too cold where you live to use your outdoor grill, the Grilled Fish Packet dinner can be made inside just as easily.

I am going to my mother's house this weekend and will be preparing the Asian Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Sauce; it is easy to bake-and-take so that I will just do a little finishing when we are ready to eat. If we don't have any pork leftovers for Wednesday, I will use fresh boneless pork chops for the recipe. Either way, I am a winner because the recipes are quick and easy to prep and are quite delicious.

Do you have a party in your plans? Check out the latest feature on my website - 'Party in a Bag'! The Bags are designed to help you pull your party together in 30 minutes - flat! I love to entertain but don't often have the time required to pull off a big, fancy 'do', so, over the years, I have learned a few short-cuts; I will share them with you.

If you are planning a dinner party, take a look at the Holiday and Special '30-Minute Complete Menu Plans' on my website. You will find menu ideas to help with your celebration.

The Family Meals '30-Minute Complete Menu Plans' are there to help with both weeknight and special dinner prep. I create Complete Menu Plans using the 30-minute menus from this blog:
  • The Complete Menu Plans give you recipes and step-by-step instructions for preparing the complete meal (not just the entree as most meal plans do) in 30 minutes - flat! I even include a grocery list to save unnecessary trips to the grocery store.
  • These are eComplete Menu Plans so you can purchase the menu plan now and use it for dinner tonight!
  • You won't have to spend your precious time thinking of menu ideas and then looking up the recipes - I will send it all directly to you!
  • You can purchase a Complete Menu Plan for the introductory price of .25 each.
  • If you have found my 30-minute menus helpful, then you must check out the 30-Minute Complete Menu Plans!

You will find that I use several cooking methods, mix and match, to get dinner on the table quickly! You can always substitute your favorite made-from-scratch recipes when you have more time.

I hope you have a great week!

Asian Pork Tenderloin with Peanut Sauce (jarred peanut butter; save some pork for Wednesday)
Jasmine Rice (boxed rice)
Steamed Baby Squash
Oriental Cabbage Salad (bagged slaw mix, ramen noodles)
Almond Blueberry Cookies (prepared cookie dough, blueberry preserves)

Monday (Martin Luther King Holiday):
Bistro Chicken (jarred Italian dressing, canned tomatoes)
Fresh Green Beans
Caramelized Peaches and Cream (purchased ice cream)

Grilled Fish Packets
Potato Stacks
Slaw Wedges (jarred cole slaw dressing)
Pound Cake with Grilled Pears (purchased pound cake)

Pork Medallions with Honey-Dijon Glaze (pork from Sunday)
Tomato and White Bean Salsa (canned tomatoes and white beans)
Steamed Brussels Sprouts
Apple Strudel (phyllo dough, canned apple pie filling)

Kung Pao Chicken
Fried Rice
Melon Salad with Apricot Dressing (prepared yogurt, apricot preserves)
Ginger Ice Cream with Fortune Cookies (purchased ice cream and fortune cookies)

Quick Baked Ziti -Vegetarian (jarred pasta sauce)
Panned Spinach (bagged baby spinach)
Individual Cherry Streusel Pies (prepared pie shells, canned cherry pie filling)

Blackened Fish on Bed of Julienned Vegetables (bagged broccoli slaw mix)
Red Beans and Rice (boxed mix)
No-Bake Cheesecake Tarts (purchased graham cracker tart shells, instant cheesecake pudding mix)

Get inspired for your weekly menus at OrgJunkie!

I sincerely hope you have fun with your meal planning and preparation,
Elizabeth Randall and Family

No comments: