Friday, August 6, 2010

MMC 30-Minute Menus for August 8, 2010

We are certainly in the Dog Days of summer here in Atlanta! Because it is so hot, I have planned a week of really cool menus all aimed at keeping you out of the hot kitchen - fast!

The Breast of Chicken en Croute menu for Sunday is a quick prep meal that works equally well with family or company. 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 'Easy Elegance' will be great with: a Brie Round with Mango Chutney on top; Smoked Salmon and Grapes, Endive, Snow Peas, Asparagus Spears with Cucumber Dill Dip; Blue Cheese Sesame Seed Crackers and Simple Water Crackers; Citrus Stuffed Gourmet Olives.

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!

Breast of Chicken en Croute (boneless, skinless chicken breasts, crescent rolls)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Pearl Onions (frozen pearl onions)
Egg and Tomato Salad with Pink Mayo
Pears Especialle (canned pears)

Pork Medallions with Honey-Dijon Glaze (save some pork for Friday)
Tomato and White Bean Salsa (canned diced tomatoes and cannellini beans)
Steamed Broccoli
Apple Strudel (phyllo dough, canned apple pie filling, purchased ice cream is optional)

Kentucky Hot Brown Sandwiches (ham and turkey lunch meat, shredded cheddar cheese)
3-Bean Salad (jarred 3-bean salad)
Derby Pie Tarts (purchased tart shells, chocolate morsels, chopped pecans, canned whipped cream)

Ravioli Mediteranea (vegetarian; purchased ravioli, jarred pasta sauce, shredded cheese)
Fresh Green Beans
Heavenly Angel Food Cake (purchased angel food cake, strawberry jam, canned whipped cream)

Fried Oysters over Spinach Salad (bagged spinach, jarred vinaigrette)
Hush Puppies (frozen hush puppies)
Apple Kuchen

Pork Fried Rice (pork from Monday,instant brown rice, sliced mushrooms)
Asian Veggie Wraps (flour tortillas, broccoli slaw mix)
Fruit Pizza Cookies (purchased sugar cookies, canned fruit, apricot jam)

Tuna Burgers
Buns and Condiments (purchased sandwich buns, jarred condiments)
Cheesy Potatoes (shredded cheddar cheese)
Slaw (bagged slaw mix, jarred slaw dressing)
Rocky Road Brownies (boxed brownie mix)

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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