Thursday, February 5, 2009

MMC 30-Minute Menus February 8

This is Valentine's Day week! Are you ready to show your sweetheart just how much you care? I have a wonderful menu for Saturday night; it is perfect for this holiday because, with its easy prep, you will be able to enjoy the evening, too!

We had snow here in North Carolina last week so I am planning some cold-weather menus this week. Most of the menus will help with tight budgets, too. I did splurge on the Valentine's Day menu with fillet Mignon but this is a special meal that calls for a special menu (and it is less expensive than eating out!). I will serve the Easy Elegance 'Party in a Bag' as an appetizer course for a great beginning to our evening.

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! The ingredients in parenthesis show some of my quick-prep steps. You can always substitute your favorite made-from-scratch recipes when you have more time.

I hope you have a great week!

Salisbury Steaks on Bed of Onions
Acorn Squash with Peas (frozen peas)
Citrus Salad (jarred fruit)
Apple Tarts (puff pastry, canned apple pie filling)

Fiesta Chicken (Ro*Tel canned tomatoes)
Yellow Rice (mix)
Mexi-Corn (canned corn)
Banana Pudding (instant banana pudding mix)

Tortellini Rustica with Fresh Vegetables (vegetarian; prepared tortellini, canned tomatoes)
Three Pepper Salad (jarred Italian dressing)
Quick Tortoni and Seasonal Berries (purchased coconut macaroons and ice cream, frozen whipped topping)

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Sesame Cuke Salad
Phyllo Raspberry Creams (purchased phyllo shells, instant pistachio pudding mix

Turkey Tettrizini (pre-cooked or canned turkey or chicken)
Vegetable Medley
Ice Cream with Pecan Shortbread Cookies (purchased ice cream and cookies)

Not-Your-Mamma's Tuna Salad (bagged salad greens, canned tomatoes)
Rolls (purchased rolls)
Lemon Cups (tart shells, instant lemon pudding mix)

Saturday (Valentine's Day):
Fillet Mignon with Bleu Cheese Topper (Panko bread crumbs)
Baked Potatoes (microwaved then baked to finish)
Caesar Salad (bagged salad mix)
Grown Up Smores (graham cracker tart shells)

Get inspired for your weekly menus at OrgJunkie!

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

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