Sunday, June 14, 2009

MMC 30-Minute Menus for June 14

I hope you are having a great summer! While the start of summer has been very trying for us with husband's emergency surgery; he is stable now and in a nursing home while receiving treatments. The menus reflect my hectic schedule between going back to work, nursing home visits, and normal activities.

The menus this week are easy on the budget and schedule and most are comfort meals for me (a basic rule is that the care giver must take care of herself!). This is true for all of us as we need to take care of ourselves to have the strength to lovingly take care of others.

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:
  • 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!

Meatloaf Timbales with Mushroom Sauce (sliced mushrooms, canned petite tomatoes)
Baked Potatoes (microwave then place in oven to finish)
Tomato / Corn / Avocado Salad (cherry tomatoes, canned corn)
Almond Cherry Crisp (whole grain & almond cereal, cherry pie filling)

Cobb Salad
Creamy Tomato Soup (boxed cream of tomato soup, purchased gold fish crackers)
Rolls of Choice
Apple Skillet Cake (canned pie filling from Wednesday)

Beef Stroganoff (dried onion soup mix, canned sliced mushrooms)
Wide Egg Noodles
Broccoli (buy extra broccoli for Thursday)
Caramel Apple Pies (purchased tart shells, caramel ice cream topping)

Spicy Redfish with Pineapple Slaw (bagged slaw mix, jarred slaw dressing, canned pineapple)
Herb and Mushroom Rice (boxed rice mix)
Chocolate Dipped Cookies and Berries (purchased cookies, chocolate morsels)

Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian: jarred pasta sauce, purchased bread crumbs, shredded cheeses)
Pasta of Choice (boxed pasta)
Steamed Broccoli
Orange Crescents (canned crescent rolls, jarred orange marmalade)

Chicken and Dumplings (crock pot; frozen dumplings or pastry sheets, cream of mushroom soup)
Asparagus / Tomato Stir Fry
Stacked Brownies (purchased brownies and ice cream)

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)

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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