To help with the budget, I have also included a cook once - eat twice menu combo with the Herbed Leg of Lamb on Sunday and Irish Lamb Stew Saturday. Both are hearty menus for this time of year.
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!
Herbed Leg of Lamb (crock pot; save some meat for Thursday, any leftover veggies can go in the lamb stew on Thursday, too!)
New Vegetable Medley (new potatoes, baby carrots, pearl onions, frozen tiny peas)
Mixed Citrus Salad (bagged greens, jarred fruit)
Bistro Turkey (turkey from Thanksgiving Day, canned tomatoes, jarred salad dressing, shredded mozarella cheese)
Rice (boxed rice)
Fresh Green Beans
Caramelized Fresh Peaches and Cream
Pork Cutletts with Mushroom Sauce (sliced mushrooms)
Pasta of Choice
Steamed Squash Medley
Strawberry Ice Cream Parfaits (purchased ice cream, jarred strawberry jam; buy extra ice cream for Saturday)
Cobb Salad (turkey from Thanksgiving Day, bagged lettuce, pre-cooked bacon, 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)
Lamb Stew (lamb from Sunday)
Peach Mango Salad
Irish Soda Bread (purchased bread)
Crispy Caramel Marshmallow Balls (mini-marshmallows, jarred caramel ice cream topping, rice cereal)
Double Bean Tortilla Stacks (vegetarian; purchased tortillas, jarred salsa, canned black beans and kidney beans, shredded cheese)
Condiments and Veggies (jarred condiments, bagged shredded lettuce)
Spanish Rice (canned diced tomatoes)
Chocolate Pear Tart (chocolate cookie pie crust, canned pears, jarred marmalade, bottled fudge topping)
Turkey Tetrazzini Especialle (turkey from Thanksgiving Day; boxed pasta, sliced mushrooms, grated Parmesan cheese)
Broccoli Vegetable Medley (frozen blend)
Ice Cream with Pecan Shortbread 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