Friday, February 5, 2010

MMC 30-Minute Menus for February 7, 2010

Gosh, winter is still blowing strong here in Atlanta! The menus this week are planned for keeping everyone at your table warm on the inside with smiles on the outside. Even though the Tilapia Bundles (Thursday) sound fancy, they are quite easy to prep so they make a great week-night supper for busy families.

Sunday is Super Bowl Party time! I am serving my MMC 'Cincinnati Chili for a Crowd' menu for the main course; it has all the fixings that any guest will want plus it is quick and fun to prepare. For the appetizer course, I will serve my MMC 'Tex-Mex' Party-in-a-Bag': Sharp Cheddar Wedge with Farmhouse Chutney; Buffalo Wings and Celery, Carrots, Ripe Olives, Sliced Apples with Blue Cheese Dressing; Tortilla Chips and Simple Water Crackers; plus Smokehouse Almonds to top off the spread.

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!

Sunday: Super Bowl Party!
Cincinnati Chili for a Crowd (Cinci chili 5 ways with noodles, shredded cheese, onions, beans, or plain; save any leftover chili for Wednesday)
Condiment Bar (jarred salsas and relishes with sour cream)
Citrus and Avocado Salad (jarred citrus; save any leftover citrus for Wednesday)
Stacked Brownies (purchased brownies and chocolate syrup)

Mushroom Fritters with Vindaloo Sauce (vegetarian; sliced mushrooms, jarred Vindaloo sauce)
French Bread
Fresh Fruit Salad
Toasted Pound Cake with Ice Cream (purchased ice cream; buy extra ice cream for Thursday and Saturday)

Bistro Chicken (canned tomatoes, jarred salad dressing, shredded mozzarella cheese)
Rice or Pasta (purchased rice or pasta)
Fresh Green Beans
Caramelized Peaches and Cream

Corn Bread and Chili Strata (purchased corn bread, canned chili or leftovers from Sunday, jarred salsa)
Citrus Salad (bagged greens, jarred citrus)
Chocolate Cupcakes (purchased cupcakes)

Baked Tilapia Bundles with Dill (puff pastry)
Asian Stir-Fry (frozen stir-fry veggie mix)
Cranberry-Apple Salad
Tuilles with Ice Cream (purchased tortillas and ice cream)

Tuscan Pasta (boxed pasta, canned cannelloni beans, shredded cheeses)
Sliced Tomato Salad
Peach Macaroon Cups (canned peaches, purchased macaroon cookies)

Kung Pao Chicken (chicken tenders)
Fried Rice
Melon Salad with Apricot Dressing (apricot jam, yogurt, shredded coconut)
Ginger Ice Cream and Fortune Cookies (purchased ice cream and cookies)

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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