Friday, January 8, 2010

MMC 30-Minute Menus for January 10 2010

Happy New Year to one and all! I hope you had a great start to the new year.

Are you staying warm? It sure is cold here in Atlanta; we are having record-breaking cold weather. To help keep us warm (on the inside), the menus are hearty and hot from the kitchen to the dinner table. I have added bake once - eat 3 times menus to save you precious time as your family gets back in the routine after the holidays.

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!

Turkey Breast with French Country Gravy (crock pot; jarred Alfredo sauce; save some turkey for Tuesday and Thursday)
Long Grain and Wild Rice (boxed rice mix)
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts
Pound Cake Torte (purchased pound cake, prepared frosting)

Easy Cheeseburger Pie (baking mix, shredded cheese)
Steamed Zucchini
Tomato Wedges
Sugar Cookie Apple Crisp (prepared cookie dough, canned apple pie filling)

Chicken Taco Ring Bake (poultry from Sunday; refrigerated crescent rolls, shredded cheese, canned tomatoes)
Salsa and Sour Cream Toppings with Shredded Lettuce (jarred salsa, bagged shredded lettuce)
Refried Beans (canned beans)
Red Onion - Orange Salad (canned Mandarin orange sections)
Heavenly Hash (canned fruits, frozen whipped topping)

Pork Curry (frozen peas; buy extra peas for Saturday)
Lo Mein Noodles (packaged noodles)
Pear Salad (canned pears)
Coconut-Pecan Fingers with Strawberries (purchased lady finger sponge cookies, condensed milk)

Speedy Chicken Divan (poultry from Sunday; frozen broccoli and cheese mix)
White Rice
Tossed Salad (bagged greens, jarred salad dressing)
Apple Pie a la Mode (purchased apple pie and ice cream)

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

Broiled Tilapia
Fettuccine with Green Peas (boxed pasta; extra peas from Wednesday)
Broiled Tomatoes (grated Parmesan cheese)
Heavenly Cherries Jubilee (purchased angel food cake, canned 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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