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30-minute meal for the weekend dinner

Written by Amine

Are you planning a dinner during the holiday season? I love to entertain but don’t have much time to plan (sound familiar?) so I’ve picked up a few tricks. I have some 30-minute holiday dinner tips for you! You really can host a dinner party in 30 minutes – Flat! Let’s prepare…

You will see that I use many cooking methods, mix and match, put dinner on the table quickly. You can change your favorite meals to make-from-scratch when you have extra time.

Chicken Dinner:

Turkey Breast with French Country Gravy (crock pot with jarred Alfredo pasta sauce)

Long Grain and Wild Rice (boxed rice mix)

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts (halved and sauteed cut aside)

Crescent Rolls, butter

Pound Cake Torte (purchase pound cake and icing)

Glazed Cornish Hens (microwaved with a brown sugar/mustard glaze)

Pecan Stuffing (chopped pecans added to the cornstarch mixture)

Dilled Baby Carrots (bagged baby carrots)

Mixed Greens with Cranberries and Citrus (bagged greens, jarred citrus, dried cranberries)

Rolls, butter

Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream (can pumpkin pie, canned whipped cream)

Beef, lamb, pork dinner:

Eye of Round Roast Beef with Peppercorn Sauce (crockpot with dry onion soup mix, peppercorn sauce)

Mashed Potatoes (frozen steamers or instant mashed potatoes)

Chop House Salad (bagged baby greens, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, and blue cheese with vinaigrette)

Rolls, butter

Individual Boston Cream Tortes (pound cake, instant pudding mix, chocolate syrup)

Lamb Chops with Savory Butter (broiled lamb chops with red wine and herbed butter sauce)

Rice and Vermicelli Mix (boxed rice and vermicelli mix)

Parslied Carrots (bagged baby carrots)

Beet, Goat Cheese & Walnut Salad (red lettuce, canned beets, goat cheese, chopped walnuts with bottled vinaigrette)

French bread, butter

Minted Pears with Ice Cream and Raspberries (canned pear halves, creme de menth, fresh raspberries, and ice cream)

Pork Medallions with Tarragon Sauce (pan seared mustard-rubbed pork medallions with tarragon sauce)

Buttered Rotinni (box rotinni)

Steamed zucchini

The glue, the butter

Blueberry Cheesecake Tarts (graham cracker tart shells, instant cheesecake pudding mix, blueberry spread, lemon curls)

Spiral Sliced ​​Ham (Buy Whole Cooked)

Quattro Fromage (macaroni with 4-cheese sauce using cheeses such as Fontina, Asiago, Provolone, Gruyere, Cheddar, Swiss, or Romano)

Peas with Mushrooms (frozen mix)

Lemon Pound Cake with Fresh Strawberries

Seafood Dinner:

Surf and Turf (washed and deveined shrimp, beef fillets or top sirloin cut)

New potatoes

Caesar Salad (bagged Caesar salad mix)

Chocolate Eclairs with Strawberries (puff pastry, instant pudding mix, chocolate syrup)

Poached Fish in White Wine Sauce (frozen perch or haddock poached in white wine sauce)

Duchess Potatoes (Instant Garlic Mashed Potatoes)

Baby Peas (frozen peas)

Baked Tomato Halves (half a tomato with shredded Parmesan cheese topper)

Rolls, butter

Coconut Tart with Berries (graham cracker tart shells, instant coconut pudding mix, shredded coconut)

Vegetarian Dinner:

Linguine Primavera (linguine with primavera sauce and fresh vegetables of mushrooms, red bell pepper, green beans, broccoli, squash, and onion)

Fruit / Raspberry / Strawberry Salad (fruit in a container raspberry vinaigrette)

Rolls, butter

Fresh Fruit Tart (pineapple and orange slices mixed in cream cheese blended and poured in a baked cookie shell with blueberry garnish)

Fresh Tomatoes and Double Cheese Tart (puff pastry, Roma tomatoes, baby bocconcini balls or shredded mozzarella, shredded Parmesan cheese, and black olives brushed with olive oil)

French Green Beans (canned Frenched green beans with mushrooms and onions)

Pineapple Salad (canned pineapple and mandarin orange slices over fresh spinach)

Embellished Chocolate Cake (buy the cake with mini chips and coconut)

If you are taking an appetizer course with your dinner, for an elegant start to a good meal I like to make: brie with mango chutney; smoked salmon with dill dip; fruits and green vegetables that go well with dill dip; water crackers; gourmet olives. All ready in 30-minutes or less (of course!).

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