This menu was designed to give you a really good, nice and somewhat elegant meal from start to finish. I have included recipes that won't break the bank. Choose some of it or all of it and I am sure that your family and guests will think it simply splendid.
Each of these recipes cost was figured based on the ingredients I purchased and quite a few of the ingredients I had shopped wisely for and pick them up on sale. Every recipe represented in the post came to $60.48. Now you may be making more of the main dish or the Easy Bacon Cheddar Dip so the cost will rise. However I myself was amazed at what you can do for not a lot of money.
It was suggested that you could replace the puff pastry for the chicken wellington's with crescent rolls. Personally I like the finish of the puff pastry and the FLAVOR. I would not substitute, but of course if you choose to try it that way, go for it. The other benefit of purchasing the pastry is that if you only need the four portions then you can use the other sheet for a dessert. That is why I included the Easy Peach Pastries in the menu.
An alternative starter course would be a salad. You can use any combination of greens and vegetables you prefer. You need a good home made dressing though. One that is special and delicious. My recipe for Thousand Island Dressing is superb.