Thursday, July 8, 2010

MMC 30-Minute Menus for July 11, 2010

It is really hot here in Atlanta - no question about where the term "HotLanta" originated! Because it is so hot, I have a delightful, cool, vegetarian Linguine Primavera for Sunday lunch so you won't swelter in your kitchen. There are also several grilled menus this week. Keep the heat outside for a cool dinner prep.

The Beef Stroganoff menu for Saturday is a quick prep meal that is mighty fine for company, too. Just add an appetizer course with a special beverage and you are all set to enjoy your company. I have some appetizer suggestions at 'Party in a Bag'! For instance, the 'At the Cheese Ball' will be great with: Cheddar Cheese Balls; Summer Sausage with Roasted Garlic Mustard; Sliced Pears,Veg Tray with Spicy Tomato Salsa; Savory Herb Crackers; and Honey Roasted Almonds.

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!

Linguine Primavera(vegetarian; purchased linguine, grated Parmesan cheese)
Watermelon / Raspberry / Strawberry Salad (bottled raspberry vinaigrette)
Fresh Fruit Tarts (prepared pie crust, canned Mandarin orange sections and pineapple tidbits)

Grilled Pork Chops
Hobo Potato Packets (canned potatoes and Mexi-corn)
Grilled Pineapple Salad (canned pineapple slices)
Banana Cream Pie (vanilla wafers, instant banana pudding mix, frozen whipped topping)

Quick Seafood Bouillabaisse (cleaned and deveined shrimp, jarred picante sauce, and canned crab, clams, mixed vegetables, and tomatoes)
Rolls or Baguette of Choice
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches (purchased jumbo cookies and ice cream)

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

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)

Hot Brats (fully cooked brats)
German Potato Salad (canned potatoes)
Cole Slaw (shredded slaw mix, jarred cole slaw dressing)
Peach Cobbler (canned peach pie filling, puff pastry)

Beef Stroganoff (dried onion soup mix, canned sliced mushrooms)
Caramel Apple Pies (purchased tart shells, caramel ice cream topping)

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:

Boona said...

Hello Liz--love your blog! I hope you will check out mine at" when you have a chance too! Do you have a place to sign up or follow you? I did not see one.
Best wishes, Donna
(AKA: RWoP Grandmereb Lovestobake)