Friday, February 13, 2009

MMC 30-Minute Menus for February 15

I am trying (really hard) not to get political here but... the economy is in tough shape right now and so is my budget! I have pulled together menus that will help with the budget and are healthy and hardy for this time of year.

We have been having a mix of beautiful, sunny days and very cold weather which is the norm for our part of North Carolina. The menus are quick prep so you can enjoy the beautiful days - be they sun, snow, or both in your part of the world.

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!

Beef Bourguignon (frozen potato and green bean mix with rosemary butter sauce)
Avocado and Romaine Salad
French Bread, Butter
Cherry Vanilla Pie (prepared graham cracker crust, instant vanilla pudding mix, cherry pie filling)

Corny Chicken (boxed cornbread stuffing mix)
Steamed Zucchini
Gingerbread with Whipped Cream (boxed gingerbread mix)

Double Bean Tortilla Stack (vegetarian; canned beans, bagged grated cheese)
Condiments and Veggies (jarred salsa)
Spanish Rice (canned tomatoes)
Chocolate Pear Tart (prepared cookie pie crust, jarred chocolate syrup, canned pears; save any remaining pears for Wednesday)

Pork Curry (frozen peas)
Lo Mein Noodles (packaged noodles)
Pear Salad (canned pears; use pears from Tuesday if available)
Coconut-Pecan Fingers with Strawberries (purchased lady finger sponge cookies, condensed milk)

Shepherd's Pie (canned soup and mixed vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, bagged grated cheese)
Waldorf Salad
Cherry Fluff (canned cherry pie filling and pineapple, condensed milk, frozen whipped topping)

Tuscan Pasta (boxed tube pasta, canned beans, bagged grated cheese)
Sliced Tomato Salad
Baguette, Butter
Peach Macaroon Cups (canned peaches, purchased coconut macaroon cookies)

Quick Weeknight Jambalaya (boxed gumbo mix, cleaned and deveined shrimp)
Spinach Strawberry Salad (bagged baby spinach)
Cream Puffs (purchased cream puffs)

Get inspired for your weekly menus at OrgJunkie!

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

1 comment:

Tami said...

Just stopping by to check out your menu's and to say HI. Nice to meet you.