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IN THE FOOD NANNY RESCUES DINNER

The key to consistent dinnertime at home is meal planning. The hardest part of planning any meal is figuring out what to have. What is the Food Nanny's plan? Liz Edmunds has devised "theme nights" as a place to start. This does not mean having a party every night. Each night's themes are the starting point for deciding what to have for dinner.

Look for these flavorful and easy recipes, plus over 40 salad and side dish recipes, 18 breads we can't live without, 18 desserts we love, and easy after school snacks.

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RESCUES DINNER...

MONDAY
COMFORT FOODS
Almond-Topped Chicken Casserole  40
Beef Stew with Dumplings  48
Beef Stroganoff  46
Biscuits & Sausage Country Gravy  44
Carrot Potato Soup with Ginger  54
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
   with Ham & Corn  43
Chicken & Noodles over Mashed Potatoes  38
Chicken Fajita Soup  52
Chicken Potpie  37
Chicken Rice Broccoli Casserole  41
Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches
   for a Crowd  55
Country-Fried Steak with Milk Gravy  47
Creamy Chicken Soup  51
Croque Madame variation  56
Croque Monsieur  56
Crunchy Parmesan Baked Chicken  40
Fired-Up Macaroni & Cheese  36
Homemade Egg Noodles  39
Pepper Jack Potato Soup  53
Roast Chicken with Gravy  34
Savory Meatloaf  45
Stuffing-Topped Pork Chops  42
Three-Bean Chili with Sausage  49
White Chili  50

TUESDAY
ITALIAN NIGHT
Baked Chicken and Potatoes Italiano  80
Bolognese Sauce with Pasta  65
Bow-Tie Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes
   & Fresh Basil  67
Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms  78
Chicken Piccata  with Capers  79
Classic Italian Meatballs  63
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup  82
Easy American Lasagna  75
Fettuccine Alfredo  71
Fresh Lasagna Noodles  76
Fresh Tomato Bruschetta with Basil  81
Lasagna Bolognese with
   Béchamel Sauce  74
Penne with Sausage, Red Potatoes,
   and Green Beans  69
Red-and-White Mostaccioli  73
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce  62
Spaghetti Carbonara alla Mario  60
Spaghetti with Cheesy Tomato
   Cream Sauce  66
Spaghetti with Quick Tomato Sauce   64
Three-Cheese Manicotti  70

 

WEDNESDAY
HOLD THE MEAT
Baked Halibut with Pan-Fried
  Red Potatoes  92
Broiled Tilapia  93
Classic Tuna Melt  88
Creamy Parmesan Baked Halibut  92
Easy Skillet Salmon  96
Fish Tacos  95
Fried Rice, Cantonese Style  87
Linguine in Clam Sauce  87
Mac & Cheese Kids Crave  86
Roast Salmon with Tarragon  97
Roast Salmon with Vegetables  96
Salad Niçoise  90
Tuna Noodle Casserole with
  Sour Cream Sauce  89
Vegetable Lasagna  91

BREAKFAST FOR SUPPER:
Blueberry Croissant French Toast  99
Buttermilk Waffles  101
Classic French Toast  100
Favorite Pancakes  102
German Pancake with Strawberries  103
Quick & Easy Egg Suppers  104

THURSDAY
MEXICAN NIGHT
Baja Fajitas  115
Beef & Bean Taco Soup  120
Carne Asada Taquitos or Tacos  112
Cheese Enchiladas with Red Sauce  117
Chicken Burritos with Salsa Verde
  and Lime  119
Chicken Tacos  110
Easy Meatless Nachos  120
Fresh Salsa  125
Homemade Corn Tortillas  108
Indian Fry Bread  127
Mango Salsa  124
Mexican Beans & Rice  122
Mexican Chicken and
   Black Bean Soup  121
Mexican Rice with Fresh Tomatoes  123
Navajo Tacos, Buffet Style  113
Pepper Jack Enchiladas with Green
Chile-Sour Cream Sauce  116
Roasted Green Chile Casserole  118
Santa Fe Lime Rice  123
Sopaipillas  128
Taco Salad  126
Texas-Style Beef Tacos  111
Three-Cheese Chicken Quesadillas  114

FRIDAY
PIZZA NIGHT

Arugula Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella
   and Cherry Tomatoes  141
Authentic Margherita Pizza  144
Basic Pizza Dough  135
Basic Pizza Sauce  137
BBQ Chicken Pizza  143
Choose-a-Flavor Pizza  138
Easy Pizza Sauce Your Kids Will Make  137
Marinara Pizza  140
Marinara Sauce  140
Pizza Bianca  145
Popular Italian Pizzas  133
Thick-Crust Pizza Dough  136

SATURDAY
GRILL NIGHT
BBQ Dogs Your Way  151
BBQ Sauce  153
BBQ-Style Brisket  153
Grilled Chicken with
   Dad’s Sweet BBQ Sauce  157
Grilled Garlic-Butter Chicken  156
Grilled Hamburgers  150
Grilled Marinated London Broil with 
   Sautéed Mushrooms  155
Grilled Marinated Turkey Breast  156
Grilled Salmon  159
Grilled Steak  154
Grilled Vegetables in Chicken Broth  159
Marinated Grilled Vegetables  161
Sloppy Joes  152
Sweet & Sour Baked Chicken  162

SUNDAY
FAMILY TRADITIONS
BBQ Beef Sandwiches  175
Chinese Stir-Fry  180
Chinese Sundaes Kids Will Love  181
Crock-Pot Roast Beef Dinner  172
Crunchy-Fried Chicken with Gravy  176
Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu  179
Easy Pot Roast Dinner  171
Louisiana-Style Braised Pork Loin
   with Gravy  169
Pan Gravy for Pot Roast  171
Roast Turkey and Stuffing  178
Slow-Cooked Chicken Noodle Soup  182
Slow-Cooker Barbecued Ribs  174
Traditional Pot Roast Dinner  170
Tri-Tip Roast with Red Potatoes  173

SALADS & DRESSINGS
Acini de Pepe Fruit Salad  197
Almost Caesar Dressing  198
Balsamic Vinaigrette  199
BLT Salad with Cheese and Almonds  186
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing  198
Caramelized Nuts  201
Classic American-Style Potato Salad  196
Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette  198
Easy Sugared Nuts  201
Elegant Chicken Salad  193
Fruit, Nut, and Cheese Toss  190
Garden Salad with Olives  190
Homemade Croutons  200
Honey Mustard Dressing  200
Mixed Greens & More  192
New York Steak Salad
   with Gorgonzola  189
Pear Gorgonzola Salad  187
Pesto-Dressed Pasta Salad
   with Ham and Cheese  194
Poppy Seed Dressing  199
Quick Caesar-Style Salad  195
Reds & Greens Salad  191
Simple Cabbage Salad  197
Spinach Salad with Fruit and Cheese  188
Sweet Red Wine Vinaigrette  199
Tuna Macaroni Salad  194

 

SIDE DISHES/
VEGETABLES
Baked Beans with Maple and Cocoa  210 Baked Buttered Carrots  207
Caramelized Sweet Potatoes
   and Yams  216
Cheddar Hashbrown Casserole  210
Cheese Sauce for Vegetables  208
Cheesy Broccoli Rice Bake  208
Classic Mashed Potatoes  211
Corn Bread Stuffing  215
Parmesan-Topped Creamed Corn  206
Rice Pilaf  213
Simple Parmesan Risotto  212
Stir-Fried Green Beans  207
Swiss Green Bean Bake  206
Traditional Bread Stuffing   214
Twice-Baked Potatoes  209
Vegetable Platters  204 

BREADS
Banana Bread  242
Breadsticks  233
Buttermilk Corn Bread  241
Cinnamon Rolls  236
Coconut Tea Bread  244
Cream Cheese Frosting  237
Focaccia  231
French Baguettes  225
Garlic Bread  227
Hearth Bread  230
Honey Butter  240
Honey Oat Wheat Bread  229
Italian Bread  224
Liz’s Crescent Dinner Rolls  234
Northern-Style Corn Bread  241
Old-Fashioned Biscuits  240
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread  242
Six-Week Bran Muffins  238
White Bread  228
Zucchini Bread  243

DESSERTS
All-American Apple Pie  248
Almond-Scented Cream Cheese Frosting  255
Apple Crisp  260
Best-Ever Brownies  260
Carrot Cake  254
Carrot Cookies with Orange Icing  266
Chocolate Chip Cookies  261
Chocolate Sour Cream Sheet Cake
   with Half & Half Frosting  252
Coconutty Cereal Treats  267
Dreamy Cream Cheese Pie  258
Fresh Fruit...the Daily Dessert  268
Grandma’s Sugar-Cookie Cutouts
   with Icing  265
Hello Dolly Bars  267
Ingredients for a Flaky Pie Crust  250
Jam Roll-ups  251
Mexican Cocoa Cake with
   Bittersweet Chocolate Icing  253
Oatmeal Cake with Caramel Coconut Glaze  255
Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chippers  264
Peanut Butter Cookies with Kisses  263
Pumpkin Pie  249
Sour Cream Devil’s Food Cake
   with Fudge Frosting  256
Surprise Fruit Cobbler  259

AFTER-SCHOOL SNACKS
Chocolate Malts  274
Citrusy Cream Cheese Fruit Dip  273
Deviled Eggs  272
Dill Dip  272
Lemonade Slush to Die For  274
Marshmallow Cream Cheese Fruit Dip  273

 

 

 
                                                                                                                      
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