Friday, August 20, 2010

MMC 30-Minute Menus for August 22, 2010

Still hot! hot! hot! here in Atlanta, so the menus this week are full of salads, pre-cooked or deli meats, and grilled foods! The menus are also easy on the budget and time as you are getting ready for the new school year.

We love Eggplant Parmesan (Thursday) so much that we plant at least one eggplant bush in our garden every year. This recipe is a great one and will have you out of the kitchen and enjoying your meal in no time at all.

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!

Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Maple Glaze (purchased balsamic vinegar and maple syrup; save some pork for Tuesday)
Grilled Veggie Skewers
Pineapple Pound Cake (purchased pound cake, canned pineapple, cream cheese fruit dip; save some cake for Thursday, purchase extra pineapple slices for Saturday)

Chicken a la King (canned or deli chicken; purchase extra for Wednesday)
Hot Biscuits (biscuit mix)
Strawberry Spinach Salad (bagged baby spinach, jarred salad dressing; save some strawberries for Tuesday)
Apple Pie Parfaits (canned apple pie filling, purchased ice cream; save some pie filling for Wednesday)

Quick Pork Curry (pork from Sunday)
LoMein Noodles
Pear Salad (canned pears, bagged salad greens, bottled balsamic dressing; purchase extra salad greens for Wednesday)
Coconut-Pecan Fingers with Strawberries (using white bread and canned sweetened condensed milk)

Cobb Salad (bagged lettuce, pre-cooked bacon, canned or deli chicken, bottled dressing)
Creamy Tomato Soup (boxed cream of tomato soup, purchased gold fish crackers)
Rolls of Choice (purchased rolls)
Apple Skillet Cake (canned apple pie filling)

Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian: jarred pasta sauce, purchased bread crumbs, shredded cheeses)
Pasta of Choice (boxed pasta)
Steamed Broccoli
Orange Crescents (canned crescent rolls, jarred orange marmalade)

Grilled Fish Packets (foil wrapped fish with butter and wine)
Potato Stacks (bagged julienned white and yellow potatoes)
Slaw Wedges (prepared slaw dressing)
Pound Cake with Grilled Pear Topper (purchased pound cake)

BBQ Chicken Quarters (prepared orange juice, bottled teriyaki sauce)
Curried Pineapple Slices (canned pineapple slices)
Potato Salad (canned potatoes)
Green Beans
Spiced Oatmeal 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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