Thursday, November 1, 2012

Mini Menu Board For 2!

Hello again everyone! Before I begin, I want to apologize to those of you who are fans and followers and might just be tired of seeing posts about the Menu Board and all that comes with it. However, I am constantly improving and changing my creations, and re-thinking up variations to creations I have already made. This Mini Menu Board is one of them. I've recently had a couple of my young women in our ward get married. I wasn't really close with them, but I still felt this overwhelming push to give them each a Menu Board. I regrettably couldn't. I wanted to so badly, but I just couldn't afford to do that. Well, I was determined to find a way to make these girls a Menu Board without going WAY out of my budget, and I came up with this:

The Mini Menu Board...Featuring 200 recipes for 2!!!

This little Menu Board is very cost efficient in the sense that it doesn't include a lot of extras, like a HUGE board to go on your wall...this one fits nicely on your fridge. Also, recipes and recipe title cards are stored in latch boxes for easy storage and to cut on the cost and time of punching holes and using binder rings. Also, no more jeweled magnets, instead magnetic tape will be attached to the back of each recipe title card, this will hopefully save on cost as well and space to. Don't worry though, if you really like the jeweled magents that you see with other Menu Board packages, just email me before you purchase your mini menu board package and I can add the jeweled magnets to your package.

Anyhow, I think the over all product turned out great! I think it's perfect for newlyweds just starting out, they are easy recipes for the beginning cook, and the mini calendar for your fridge provides a way to plan 1-2 weeks at a time for the busy newlyweds as opposed to an entire month. Hang on though! It doesn't just have to be for newlyweds or those just living with 1 other person. It's simple to double or triple each recipes to accommodate any size of family! These recipes are very cost efficient and I tell you what, I can't wait to try them out on our family meals and our family budget!

I'm not technically including a tutorial on this, just because it's pretty much identical to my first Menu Board Tutorial, but here are some simple steps to help you out:

Step 1: Print and cut out your 200 Recipes & 200 Recipe Title Cards
Step 2: Place magnets tape strips (about a 1/2" strip each) on the back of each recipe title card:

Step 3: Get some little plastic baggies (snack bags are the perfect size) and store your recipe title cards in those. Staple the category title to each baggy too if you want.

Step 4: Hot Glue Magnetic Buttons to the back of the dry erase calendar so that it sticks to your fridge...You can purchase these cute little magnetic dry erase boards at Target. They cost around $7.00 and are 6" x 14" in size.

Step 5: Keep your recipes & recipes title cards stored in a 5.5 qt latch box like this one pictured here:

Step 6: Plan your dinners for a week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or heck even the entire month!

(Sorry I don't have a picture of the cute little mini board on my fridge, but with this board being white and my fridge being black, my camera doesn't like the contrast at all and I couldn't get a good picture at all!)

One final thing before I end this post...I found every one of these 200 recipes from Taste of Home's Recipes For Two. I have provided for you the links to all 200 recipes below, so if you want to add the recipes to your own collection yourself for can find them all here, or you can click on the Paypal "Buy Now" button below and purchase all 200 recipes, all typed up in the original menu board format by me for only $5.00. Happy Menu Board Making...Kitchen Organizing...Grocery Shopping...Recipe Making...and Good Eating!!! Click on one of these 2 links to purchase the Mini Menu Board Kit or the Mini Menu Board Assembled. Thank you again!!!

Mini Menu Board 200 Recipes For 2 (With Recipe Title Cards)

Asian Recipes For 2:
1. Apricot Chicken Stir Fry
2. Apple Pork Stir Fry
3. Asian Beef Strips
4. Asian Cherry Shrimp
5. Asian Chicken Stir Fry
6. Asian Asparagus Beef Stir Fry
7. Asian Orange Chicken
8. Asian Pork & Peppers
9. Asian Skillet Supper
10. Beef Chow Mein
11. Broccoli Pork Stir Fry
12. Cabbage Rolls
13. Chinese Pepper Steak
14. Chinese Pork Fried Rice
15. Chicken Fried Rice
16. Ginger Shrimp Stir Fry
17. Meaty Cabbage & Rice
18. Orange Chicken Stir Fry
19. Orange Beef Stir Fry
20. Orange Glazed Pork Stir Fry
21. Peanutty Pork Stir Fry
22. Pork Lo Mein
23. Pork Tenderloin Stir Fry
24. Ramen Pork 'N' Peppers
25. Sesame Chicken Stir Fry

Beef Recipes For 2:
1. Apple Meat Loaf
2. Apricot Pot Roast
3. Bacon Salisbury Steak
4. Baked BBQ Ribs
5. Baked Hamburgers
6. Baked Swiss Steak
7. BBQ Chuck Roast
8. BBQ Meatballs
9. Bavarian Beef Pie
10. Beef Stew For 2
11. Beef Tenderloin in Mushroom Sauce
12. Chicken Fried Steak
13. Corn Topped Meatloaf
14. Cranberry Short Ribs
15. Cubed Steak Italiano
16. Easy Beef N' Noodles
17. Easy Meatball Stew
18. Easy Italian Hamburgers
19. Hawaiian Beef Dish
20. Hamburger Shepherd's Pie
21. Italian Beef Sandwiches
22. Lemon Beef Kabobs
23. Little Cheddar Meatloaves
24. Marinated Sirloin Steaks
25. Maple Pot Roast

Chicken Recipes For 2:
1. Alfredo Chicken Lasagna
2. Apple Swiss Chicken
3. Apricot Chicken
4. Apricot-Glaze Chicken
5. Bacon Wrapped Chicken
6. Autumn Chicken
7. Bacon Mushroom Chicken
8. Baked Chicken w/ Milk Gravy
9. BBQ Chicken Legs
10. Breaded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches
11. Breaded Chicken Strips
12. Broiled Spicy Chicken
13. Catalina Chicken
14. Chicken N' Dumplings
15. Chicken N' Sweet Potato Stew
16. Chicken Dinner Packets
17. Chicken Caesar Burgers
18. Chicken Divan in a Packet
19. Chicken Cheese Rolls
20. Chicken Fajita Pizza
21. Honey Baked Chicken
22. Honey Balsamic Chicken
23. Honey Lime Chicken
24. Lemon Chicken w/ Gravy
25. Mango Spiced Chicken

Ham Recipes For 2:
1. Apricot-Glazed Ham Steak
2. Baked Ham & Cheese Sandwiches
3. BBQ Ham Sandwiches
4. Cheese Stuffed Hawaiian Pizza
5. Cheesy Ham N' Noodles
6. Cream Cheese N' Ham Bagles
7. Creamy Ham N' Potatoes
8. Fruity Ham Sandwiches
9. Ginger Ham Steaks
10. Glazed Ham Slices
11. Glazed Ham w/ Sweet Potatoes
12. Ham & Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
13. Ham & cheese Stuffed Potatoes
14. Ham & Sweet Potato Packets
15. Ham & Cheese Crepes
16. Ham & Spaetzle Bake
17. Ham & Broccoli Roll Ups
18. Ham Stew For 2
19. Ham w/ Currant Sauce
20. Hearty Ham Omelet
21. Marinated Ham Steak For 2
22. Mini Ham Loaf
23. Pineapple Ham Loaves
24. Scalloped Potatoes w/ Ham
25. Spiced Ham Steak

Mexican Recipes For 2:
1. BBQ Chicken Quesadillas
2. Beef Chimichangas
3. Beef Fajitas
4. Chicken Finger Tacos
5. Chicken Fajita Pizza
6. Chili Chicken Enchiladas
7. Chili Con Carne
8. Fiesta Bean Casserole
9. Favorite Mexican Meatloaf
10. Flank Steak Burritos
11. Hearty Chicken Enchiladas
12. Indian Fry Bread Tacos
13. Mexican Stir Fry For 2
14. Mexican Meatloaves
15. Nacho Chicken Casserole
16. Quick Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
17. Salsa Chicken For 2
18. Sausage Potato Skillet
19. Sausage Quesadillas
20. Sasauge Squash Skillet
21. Six Pepper Chicken
22. Skillet Tacos
23. Skillet Chicken N' Veggies
24. Southwest Tortilla Turkey Skillet
25. Spanish Rice w/ Chicken

Pasta Recipes For 2:
1. Alfredo Chicken Tortellini
2. Apricot Chicken Pasta
3. Artichoke Ham Tetrazzini
4. Baked Ham Tetrazzini
5. Beef Noodle Casserole
6. Beef Macaroni Skillet
7. Broccoli Chicken Tortellini
8. Broccoli Fettuccine
9. Cheddar Bacon Penne
10. Cheesy Chicken N' Shells
11. Chicken Pesto Penne
12. Chicken Spaghetti Bake
13. Crab Alfredo
14. Creamy Tomato Fettuccine
15. Creamy Vegetable Lasagna
16. Easy Lazy Lasagna
17. Fettuccine w/ Bacon-Clam Sauce
18. Four Cheese Stuffed Shells
19. Greek Style Ravioli
20. Honey Mustard Chicken Pasta
21. Italian Sausage Lasagna
22. Lemon Shrimp Ravioli Toss
23. Mac N' Cheese For 2
24. Mushroom Chicken Alfredo
25. No Bake Lasagna

Pork Recipes For 2:
1. Apple Sausage Stuffed Squash
2. Apple N' Pork Burgers
3. Apple Cherry Pork Chops
4. Apple Stuffed Pork Roast
5. Baked Saucy Pork Chops
6. Baked Sweet N' Sour Chops
7. BBQ Pork Hoagies
8. Braised Pork w/ Red Chili
9. Cola Pork Chops
10. Colorful Pineapple Pork
11. Cordon Bleu Pork Chops
12. Ginger Orange Pork Tenderloin
13. Grilled Pork Chops w/ Pineapple
14. Grilled Veggie Pork Bundles
15. Herbed Pork Chops
16. Hoisin Pork Sandwiches
17. Honey Dijon Pork
18. Honey Pecan Pork Chops
19. Maple Pork Ribs
20. Mushroom Pork Ragout
21. Mushroom Orange Chop
22. Orange Picante Pork Chops
23. Parmesan Pork Tenderloin
24. Peach Stuffed Pork Chops
25. Petite Pork Roast

Seafood Recipes For 2:
1. Anniversary Chowder
2. Asparagus Fish Bake
3. Baked Cod & Veggies
4. Baked Cod w/ Mushrooms
5. Baked Crab Cakes
6. BBQ Shrimp Stir Fry
7. Batter Fried Fish
8. Broiled Salmon w/ Cucumber
9. Cajun Baked Catfish
10. Clam Stuffing Bake
11. Crab Stuffed Catfish
12. Crispy Cod w/ Veggies
13. Crispy Salmon Steaks
14. Crunchy Tuna Wraps
15. Crustless Crab Quiche
16. Dilly Red Snapper
17. Deviled Crab Casserole
18. Flounder Packets
19. Garlic Almond Shrimp
20. Halibut w/ Shrimp Sauce
21. Halibut w/ Tomato Basil Sauce
22. Halibut w/ Vegetable Salsa
23. Herb Crusted Red Snapper
24. Herbed Salmon Packets
25. Honey Dijon Salmon & Asaparagus

1 comment:

  1. i am terrible about meal planning. This just might rescue me and make me look like a star!