Food & Drink

Menu Planner, Aug. 17 - Aug. 23

FAMILY SUNDAY

Pork and Supersweet Corn

The family will welcome Pork and Supersweet Corn (see recipe) for a flavorful meal. Serve it with a romaine salad and multigrain rolls. For dessert, buy a carrot cake and skip most of the icing.

Plan ahead: Save some cake for Monday.

BUDGET MONDAY

BLT Pizza

For a low-cost meal, make a BLT Pizza. Top a ready-to-bake pizza crust with 2 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey, 2 medium sliced green onions, 4 slices cooked, crumbled bacon, 1 cup chopped tomato and 1 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese. Bake according to the directions on pizza crust package until cheese melts. Remove from oven; top with shredded lettuce. Slice and serve. Enjoy the leftover cake for dessert..

MEATLESS TUESDAY

Bow-Tie Pasta With Spinach and Mushrooms

You won't care about meat when you have Bow-Tie Pasta With Spinach and Mushrooms (see recipe) for dinner. Add a mixed green salad on the side along with garlic bread. Have honeydew melon for dessert.

Plan ahead: Prepare enough pasta for Wednesday.

HEAT AND EAT WEDNESDAY

Leftover Pasta

Heat the leftover pasta for a quick meal. Add a lettuce wedge on the side and garnish with crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese. Fresh nectarines are a perfect summer dessert.

KIDS' THURSDAY

Baked Fried Chicken

The family will enjoy this Baked Fried Chicken (see recipe). Enjoy it with mashed potatoes and fresh broccoli, along with soft rolls. For dessert, watermelon couldn't be better.

EXPRESS FRIDAY

Boca in a Bun Chick'n & Swiss Sandwich

Try the new Boca in a Bun Chick'n & Swiss Sandwich (or another brand) for a quick meal. (Look for the meat alternative in the freezer section.) Serve the sandwiches with baked chips and a lettuce and tomato salad. For dessert, kiwifruit is always good.

EASY ENTERTAINING SATURDAY

Dijon Orange Salmon

Invite friends for a special meal of Dijon Orange Salmon. Heat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup each orange marmalade and Dijon mustard and 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice. Pour over 4 (4- to 5-ounce) salmon fillets; marinate 30 minutes at room temperature. Bake salmon 12 to 15 minutes or until salmon flakes easily with a fork. Garnish with lemon wedges. Serve the flavorful salmon with jasmine rice, snow peas, a bibb lettuce salad and whole wheat rolls. For dessert, enjoy peach sorbet and chocolate wafer cookies.

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