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It can also be made with a variety of vegetables such as onions green pepper red pepper and mushrooms. Grilled Chicken Nachos and Caesar Chicken Salad makes for a scrumptious entree. 4. Gumbo makes for a mouth watering entree. Warm rolls or French bread will go great with the gumbo. There are a variety of different types of gumbo that can be made such as seafood and chicken gumbo. 5. Smaller entrees are very popular at parties. This can include: shrimp cocktail bruschetta bacon wrapped in a shrimp extravagant nachos with lots of vegetables and cheese cocktail wienies steamed oysters Caesar salad cheese fingers brochette potato skins deviled eggs Mozza soup chicken wings Quesadillas and much more. 6. Rack of lamb is also a popular entree. You can use a variety of sauces bastes glazes and marinades to coat it such as honey fancy mustard pesto sauce...etc. There are a variety of sauce recipes that will go great over the rack of lamb.
To the soup pot add; chopped or instant minced onion cut up cooked meat or drained canned beans your favorite frozen vegetables a handful of rice barley or pasta and dried herbs like basil thyme rosemary bay and/or marjoram for flavor. Simmer until heated through and the rice or pasta is cooked 20-30 minutes. Just before serving add a splash of balsamic or red wine vinegar and season with freshly ground black pepper. To make a soup extra special top with dumplings serve over a slice of toasted French bread or serve in a purchased bread bowl. Cost: Deli soup $2.59 Homemade $1 per serving. Stir Fries: Stir-fries are a great way to use up odds and ends of leftovers. Heat olive or peanut oil in a skillet. Quickly cook small pieces of chicken beef or shrimp and add cut up vegetables like carrots zucchini broccoli bell pepper and green beans. Make a simple but flavorful sauce by mixing together broth or water and orange or pineapple juice. Add a dash of cayenne pepper your favorite herbs and a little cornstarch. Stir the mixture until the sauce thickens adding more water if necessary. Serve over rice or noodles. Cost: Lunch counter rice bowl: $5.49 Homemade $2.50.
Rising food prices have sent many of us back to the kitchen to save money. And while there are many benefits of a home cooked meal preparing dinner from scratch still takes valuable time from our busy schedules. But it can be easy to prepare simple entrees at home saving you both time and money. So move beyond burgers and fries and fix one of these dishes tonight! All are easy to prepare and ready in about 30 minutes. Soups: Soup is one of the easiest most wholesome well-received family meals. Unfortunately though most canned soup offerings are high in salt and chemical preservatives and lack any distinguishable flavor. You can do better. Start with either low sodium broth or a combination of water and tomato juice. Don t worry about exact measurements - you can always add more water later if necessary.