Other than my cat’s birthday, I don’t throw many parties. Most nights my husband and I are content with our quiet unsocial
life and casual approach to dinner—it only has to please us. But since the holidays are here, I’ve got the urge to throw
another leaf in my dining room table, get out the matching plates and invite people over for dinner.
Easy, fast and delicious: that’s my kind of entertaining. Here are a few fabulous easy quick
that are festive enough for a holiday dinner party:
Quick Chicken Cordon
To make traditional cordon bleu, you layer prosciutto (or other ham) and cheese in between thin slices of
chicken or veal, then bread and sauté the whole stack. This quick, easy version keeps the flavors the same, but skips the
fussy layering and breading steps. Serve with: Delicata squash and broccoli.
For Seared Scallops with
, all I have to do is mash some potatoes and steam some vegetables and I’ve made the transition to
Because I can never resist buying cranberries at this time of year, I’ll make Turkey Tenderloin with Cranberry-Shallot
and bring it out with a flourish.
I’ll also be able to entertain vegetarians unapologetically, with Acorn Squash Stuffed with Chard & White Beans