Friday, August 7, 2009

MMC - 30 Minute Menus for August 9

Is school starting in your area? The menus this week are super-duper quick and easy so you can spend your time on school activities. To help everyone celebrate the start of the new school year, I have planned a fun Taco Nite supper for Saturday. This is also a fun meal for you because everyone makes their own tacos!

I have included two share-the-meat meals this week. Budgets will really be feeling the pinch with all the start-of-school expenses. No need to feel deprived for supper; just need to do a little planning.

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.
  • 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!

Pork Tenderloin and Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Maple Glaze (save some pork for Wednesday)
Grilled Veggie Skewers
Pineapple Pound Cake (purchased pound cake, canned pineapple, cream cheese fruit dip)

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

Mexi-Mac and Double Cheese (boxed mac&cheese mix, shredded cheese; buy extra chicken for Friday)
Fresh Green Beans
Cookie S'mores (purchased cookies, bagged chocolate morsels, mini-marshmallows)

Pork Cutlets with Mushroom Sauce (sliced mushrooms; pork from Sunday)
Mashed Potatoes (frozen steamers)
Steamed Squash Medley
Banana Pudding Tarts (purchased graham cracker tart shells, instant banana pudding mix)

Thai Shrimp (cleaned and deveined shrimp, Thai peanut sauce mix)
Angel Hair Pasta (boxed pasta)
Cuke and Honeydew Salad
Strawberry Shortcakes (sponge cake shells, canned whipped cream; save some whipped cream for Friday and Saturday)

Polynesian Ginger Chicken Stir Fry (canned pineapple, jarred orange marmalade)
Sugar Snap Peas
Coconut Tarts (purchased tart shells, instant coconut pudding mix, canned whipped cream)

Taco Nite (taco seasoning mix, purchased taco shells)
Condiment Bar (jarred salsas, bagged lettuce shreds, shredded cheese)
Guacamole / Sour Cream Topper (purchased sour cream)
Corn / Black Bean Salsa ( jarred salsa, canned corn, black beans, and chilies)
Banana Splits (purchased ice cream, canned whipped cream, jarred ice cream toppings)

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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