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       Volume I - November 10, 2006

5-Day Meal Plan
Including "Dovetail Tips" for Big Time Savings!

Save time by using the dovetailing and "prepare-ahead-of-time" features that we designed into this menu!


  1. Put mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese in a plastic container and refrigerate.
  2. Peel and cube potatoes. Put in gallon sized zip lock. Pour salted water over the potatoes and store in refrigerator to keep potatoes from browning until ready to use.
  3. Chop parsley and thyme and put in zip lock. Store in frig or pantry.
  4. Make glaze and sauce for ham recipe. Store each in individual sealed containers and store in refrigerator.
  5. Store and refrigerate any remaining mashed potatoes from dinner for potato pancakes recipe.
  6. Chop chive and add to 2 Tbsp. bread crumbs. Mix and store in zip lock bag
  7. Add rest of bread crumbs with Parmesan cheese and store in zip lock bag
  8. Slice left-over ham and place in Kaiser Rolls. Wrap tightly in cellophane and put in refrigerator until ready to use.
  9. Wash, peel and trim carrots. Put in zip lock and place in refrigerator.
  10. Chop dill and chives. Grate lemon rind. Combine all with salt and pepper and place in zip-lock in refrigerator.
  11. Trim and cut green onion. Store in zip-lock in refrigerator.
  12. Make Seeded Pull-Apart Cheese Bread. When cool, wrap tightly in foil and store in refrigerator. When ready to use, place foiled bread in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes.

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Day 1

Mayonnaise & Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Basic Mashed Potato Recipe with Herbs
Servings: 8

  • 4 lbs all purpose potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (or substitute 1 cup half and half for extra creamy)
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme
  1. In pot, combine potatoes with salted water to cover.
  2. Bring to boil & cook until tender about 20 minutes.
  3. Drain, return potatoes to pot.
  4. Heat milk and butter until butter melts.
  5. Add milk mixture, salt and pepper to potatoes. Mash.
  6. Stir in herbs. Serve hot.
Dovetailing Tips: Reserve 2 cups of mashed potatoes for Day 3

Day 2

Glazed Ham with Blackberry Sauce

Dovetailing Tips: Reserve enough ham for sandwiches on Day 4

Day 3

Parmesan Potato Pancakes

Serve with large, fresh green salad mixed with diced apples, diced apricots, or canned mandarin oranges.

Dovetailing Tip: Use leftover mashed potatoes from Day 1.

Day 4

Serve left-over ham from Day 2 on Kaiser Rolls

Baby Carrots with Dill, Butter and Lemon

Day 5

Sweet Potato Bisque with Ginger

Serve with:

Seeded Pull-Apart Cheese Bread

Prep time: 10 minutes
Servings: 16 – one each

Basic Roll Recipe

  • 1 pkg. (16 oz) hot roll mix
  • 1 cup hot water (120 degrees to 130)
  • 5 Tbsp. butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
Extra ingredients for this recipe:
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/8 tsp. cracked pepper
  • 1 beaten egg
Coat 9” round cake pan with cooking spray
Make dough according to basic recipe
Divide dough into 16 balls
Roll balls in 1 ˝ cups shredded Gruyere cheese
Place in pan. Cover and let rise.
Combine poppy seeds, sesame seeds and cracked pepper.
Brush dough with beaten egg; sprinkle with remaining cheese & seed mixture
Bake 25 minutes or until golden
Let cool 10 minutes

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