Christmas should be a joyful time, not a stressful one. The added pressures we sometimes put on ourselves make the holiday season feel rushed and overwhelming.
Whether you're having guests over to your home, or bringing a pot luck dish to a party, these simple recipes will save you time better spent on enjoying the holidays.
Chili Baked Potato:
Vegetarian Chili (homemade or store bought)
Slice the baked potatoes open and spread a small amount of butter inside. Cover with chili and sprinkle on some parsley.
White Wine Chicken
Four chicken breasts
1 cup of white wine
2 teaspoons of garlic powder
3 tablespoons of any flavor salad dressing
2 teaspoons of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of paprika
Marinate the chicken in the white wine, garlic powder and dressing for one hour. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spread chicken in a casserole pan and squeeze fresh lemon juice on top. Spoon the remaining marinade over each piece of chicken and sprinkle with pepper and paprika. Bake for about 30 minutes.
No Bake Butterscotch Cookies
2 packages ofbutterscotch morsels
1/2 cup of peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
3 cups of corn flakes
Mix the butterscotch morsels and peanut butter over a very low heat until the morsels melt. Place corn flakes in a large mixing bowl. Pour melted mixture over cornflakes. Drop by the spoonful onto wax paper (you can make them as large or small as you want). Let stand for about 10-15 minutes before serving allowing them time to set.
Bacon Ranch Pasta Salad
Pasta Salad Ingredients:
1 pound of small type pasta (bowties or shells work well) cooked and drained
1/3 package of bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 green onions, sliced thin
3/4 cup of ranch dressing
1/4 cup of sour cream
1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 tablespoon of parsley
1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
Mix all the pasta salad ingredients together. Mix together dressing and add half of it to the pasta. Chill well. Add rest of dressing just before serving.
Enjoy the holidays!
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