Friday, April 17, 2009

MMC 30-Minute Menus for April 19

I hope everyone had a grand Easter! Are you tired of eating Easter leftovers? This week's menu doesn't have any 'bake once-eat twice' meals - we have moved on. The menus are kind on the budget and most can be made with less than a pound of meat. Wednesday's Stuffed Spuds Supper is vegetarian; meat may be added but is not necessary with all the other (good for you) goodies stuffed in there.

Chicken Cordon Bleu is one of my favorite meals and I am splurging on Saturday night with a special dinner just for my family. This is a great recipe and goes together in a snap so, even though it is a special meal, I won't be spending all of my Saturday in the kitchen. Who has time for that?

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 or 'do'.

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.

The Family Meals '30-Minute Complete Menu Plans' are developed 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!

Stuffed Pork Chops with Maple Glaze (boxed cornbread stuffing mix)
Harvard Beets (jarred Harvard beets)
7-Layer Salad (frozen peas)
Berry Topped Cupcakes (purchased cupcakes

Broiled Tilapia
Fettuccine with Green Peas (boxed pasta, frozen peas)
Broiled Tomatoes (grated Parmesan cheese)
Heavenly Cherries Jubilee (purchased angel food cake, canned cherry pie filling)

Kung Pao Chicken (chicken tenders)
Fried Rice
Melon Salad with Apricot Dressing (apricot jam, yogurt, shredded coconut)
Ginger Ice Cream and Fortune Cookies (purchased ice cream and cookies)

Stuffed Spuds (vegetarian; microwave potatoes and bake in oven to finish, shredded cheeses, bagged chopped veggies)
Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges (bagged baby spinach, canned Mandarin oranges, bottled Asian-type salad dressing; save some spinach for Friday)
Baked Cookies (yellow cake mix)

Hot Brats (fully cooked brats)
German Potato Salad (canned potatoes)
Cole Slaw (shredded slaw mix, jarred cole slaw dressing)
Apple Cobbler (canned apple pie filling)

Fried Oysters over Spinach Salad (spinach from Wednesday; canned oysters)
Hush Puppies (frozen hush puppies)
Peach Kuchen (yellow cake mix, canned peaches)

Chicken Cordon Bleu (boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shaved ham, purchased bread crumbs)
Long Grain and Wild Rice (boxed rice mix)
Roasted Broccoli Mix (bagged broccoli/cauliflower/carrot mix)
Mixed Greens with Pears and Walnuts (bagged salad greens, jarred Italian salad dressing)
Chocolate Torte (purchased torte)

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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