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Got guests? Quick, cheap dinners to keep your crowd happy

By Hilary Meyer, June 28, 2010 - 11:31am

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Hilary asks: What do you make for guests when you’re in a pinch?


When I'm in a rush, I warm up some ready-made Indian food from a brand called Tastybite. I toast some naan bread that I've bought from the supermarket (Trader Joes usually) and warm up a few of their dishes, which only take 90 seconds. Their meals are also preservative free, all natural, low sodium/salt/and fat, so I don't have to worry about whether most of my guests won't be able to eat them because of dietary restrictions. I love their Madras Lentils (my kids do too), Kashmir Spinach, Jaipur Vegetables, and their Punjab Eggplant. My guests always love it and I make a quick Mango milkshake using mangoes and kefir too. This brand has saved many a party. Bon appetit, happy cooking, and cheers!


07/06/2010 - 4:44pm

One of my BFF's, who used to live in Denmark, introduced this to my family. Grilled chicken breasts sliced over green salads with little red boiled potatoes all tossed together. Serve with any creamy dressing. She told me the Danes would make sure that every bite had a little bit of chicken, salad, and potato. It makes for a great summer meal. My kids love picking snow peas, cherry tomatoes and carrots out of the garden to add to the salad.


06/28/2010 - 1:34pm

Chili, Baked Pasta, Wraps


06/28/2010 - 1:29pm

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