Friday, May 22, 2009

MMC 30-Minute Menus for May 24

Wow! This is Memorial Day weekend. Can you believe it? I hope you have a great weekend planned.

I will be hosting a Memorial Day BBQ in our local park. The Mixed Grill BBQ will be just perfect because I can make-and-take it to the park in (you guessed it) 30 minutes - flat! The meal is very portable so you can take it where ever you are going, too.

For our appetizer course while folks are gathering, we will have the At the Cheese Ball 'Party in a Bag'. This will be the perfect accompaniment to our casual BBQ. The course includes cheddar cheese balls; summer sausage with roasted garlic mustard; veg tray with sliced pears and spicy tomato salsa; tortilla chips, savory herb crackers, and honey roasted almonds.

Do you have a party in your plans? If so, 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 or family gathering, 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'.

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!

Breast of Chicken en Croute (boneless, skinless chicken breasts, crescent rolls)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions (frozen pearl onions)
Egg and Tomato Salad with Pink Mayo
Pears Especialle (canned pears)

Monday (Memorial Day):
Mixed Grill BBQ Party
Buns, Condiments, Salsas (purchased condiments, jarred salsas)
3-Bean Salad (jarred 3-bean salad)
Cole Slaw (bagged slaw mix, jarred slaw dressing)
Cilanro-Lime Corn on the Cob
Potato Chips
Baked Beans (canned beans)
Grilled Fruit Skewers with Lemon Dip (purchased yogurt)

Cream of Broccoli Soup (vegetarian)
Artichoke Crostini (jarred artichokes)
Caramelized Peaches

Fiesta Chicken (boneless, skinless chicken breasts, Ro*Tel canned tomatoes)
Yellow Rice (boxed rice mix)
Mexi-Corn (canned corn)
Pear Salad (canned pears)
Banana Pudding (purchased vanilla wafers, instant pudding mix)

Meatball Stew (frozen meatballs)
Bread Bowls (refrigerated biscuits)
Fruit Salad (canned fruits)
Buckeye Chocolate Chippers (prepared cookie dough, canned chocolate frosting)

Not-Your-Mamma's Tuna Salad
Lemon Phyllo Cups (phyllo cups, lemon pudding mix)

French Burgers with White Wine Sauce
Egg Noodles (purchased noodles)
Peach Melba Parfaits (purchased ice cream, canned peaches, jarred raspberry jam)

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:

Steph at Problem Solvin' Mom said...

Sounds delicious! Hope you have a super Memorial Day party and a great week.