Friday, June 19, 2009

MMC 30-Minute Menus for June 21

Summer if officially here - I hope you are enjoying every minute of it! The menus this week are light and easy on the budget to celebrate this wonderful time of year. I have included a 'cook once - eat three times' plan this week to help with tight budgets and keep cool during these hot summer months. If you have a garden with fresh vegetables now, just add them to your menus for a great taste of summer.

How will you show the dad(s) in your life how much you care? I am hosting a family gathering this year so I will be honoring several dads at once; we have 3 generations of dads in our family now. I will start our dinner off with an appetizer course using the 'Curry Shrimp Cocktail' Party-in-a-Bag which includes: a Camembert round; shrimp cocktail; a veggie tray of endive, snow peas, asparagus spears, and bell peppers; tamarind coconut curry sauce; pineapple chipotle salsa; 2 boxes of sea salt pita chips and 2 boxes simple water crackers; wasabi & soy sauce almonds. You guessed it - it will all go together in 30 minutes and be a great start to our Asian Stuffed Steak dinner.

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:

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  • 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!

Sunday (Happy Father's Day!):
Asian Stuffed Steaks (bottled teriyaki sauce)
Fried Rice (boxed rice)
Sesame-Ginger Slaw (bagged slaw mix)
Unbaked Alaska (purchased pound cake, ice cream)

Turkey Breast with Herbed Wine Sauce (crock pot; save some turkey for Thursday and Saturday)
Mashed Potatoes (frozen mashed potato steamers)
Green Beans with Mushrooms
Pecan Pie (purchased pecan pie, canned whipped cream)

Baked Fish Italianio (bottled sun-dried tomato salad dressing, bagged baby spinach)
Parmesan Topped Fettuccini (boxed pasta)
Fresh Fruit
Baguette (purchased bread)
Sugar Cookie Kisses (refrigerated cookie dough, purchased chocolate candy kisses)

Quick Minestrone Soup (vegetarian; dried tortellini, canned tomatoes, mixed veggies, and white beans)
Waldorf Salad
Crusty Bread (purchased bread)
Cherry Cobbler (puff pastry, canned cherry pie filling)

Chicken a la King (poultry from Monday)
Hot Biscuits (biscuit mix)
Strawberry Spinach Salad (bagged baby spinach, jarred salad dressing)
Apple Pie Parfaits ( canned apple pie filling, purchased ice cream)

Grilled Pork Chops
Hobo Potatoes (canned potatoes)
Corn on the Cob
Grilled Pineapple Salad (canned pineapple slices)
Banana Cream Pie (vanilla wafers, instant banana pudding mix, frozen whipped topping)

Chicken Pot Pie (poultry from Monday; biscuit mix, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, frozen vegetable mix)
Sliced Tomatoes with Blue Cheese (crumbled blue cheese, bottled vinaigrette)
Blueberry Stacks (refrigerated crescent rolls, jarred blueberry 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:

ahorne said...

Oooooh - that cherry cobbler sounds yummy. Cherries are just in season here and even though I could use the pie filling, fresh ones with puff pastry sounds just delicious!
Thanks for the inspirational menus!