Thursday, October 21, 2010

MMC 30-Minute Menus for October 24, 2010

Are you thinking like me that the holiday season is upon us? Halloween will be here next week and it always makes me realize how close Thanksgiving and the holidays are to follow.

The menus this week will help save you time and money so you can think of all the fun things surrounding the holidays and not your budget (yippee!). The cook once - eat twice Eye of the Round Roast Beef menu will make your meal prep a snap for two dinners! You may even get extra sandwiches or another meal from the roast beef. Now, that is good news to me!

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!

Eye of the Round Roast Beef with Peppercorn Sauce (crock pot; gravy mix; save some beef for Tuesday)
Mashed Potatoes (frozen steamers)
Chop House Salad (jarred salad dressing)
Individual Boston Cream Tortes (purchased pound cake, instant pudding mix, prepared chocolate syrup)

Oven Fried Chicken (boneless, skinless chicken breast or tenders, seasoned coating mix for chicken)
Macaroni and Double Cheese (boxed macaroni and cheese dinner, shredded cheese)
Italian Green Beans (frozen mix)
Just Baked Cookies (take-and-bake cookies)

Beef Vegetable Soup (beef from Sunday; canned vegetables and mushroom gravy)
Gouda or Cheddar Paninis
Blueberry Turnovers (blueberry jam inside crescent rolls with sugar glaze on top)

Pork Chops on the Barby
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)

Chicken Ragout with Penne Pasta (deli or pre-cooked chicken, boxed pasta, canned tomatoes and tomato sauce, grated Parmesan cheese)
Spinach and Pine Nut Salad (bagged baby spinach, cherry tomatoes)
Southern Fried Apples and Cream (canned whipped cream)

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)

Eggplant Parmesan (vegetarian: jarred pasta sauce, purchased bread crumbs, shredded cheeses)
Pasta of Choice (boxed pasta)
Steamed Broccoli
Orange Tarts (mini tart shells, jarred orange marmalade, canned whipped cream)

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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