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Friday, December 20, 2013

Call for Recipes: Delicious but Quick Holiday Foods!

I cannot believe that it is December 20th already! Where did the month go? For that matter, where did the year go?! I thought today we would do a Call for Recipes that could potentially be helpful for all of us during this crazy time of year!

collection of quick holiday food ideas

I think we can all agree that food is very closely tied to the holidays. No matter what holiday you are celebrating, food plays a big role in the celebrations, traditions and memories from those holidays. Our little family is getting excited to order Chinese take-out on Christmas Eve and enjoy Swedish meatballs and bulle on Christmas Day. I can’t wait!

I think we can also agree that November and December are INSANELY BUSY. And as much as we might like spending time in the kitchen preparing various meals and goodies, sometimes we just don’t have the time. So, that’s the theme of today’s Call for Recipes! Please share your favorite quick and easy recipes that are perfect for the holidays! Whether it’s a main dish, side dish or holiday dessert, everything is fair game!

collection of quick holiday food ideas

I’ll kick us off with a slow cooker idea. I had a chance to try out another one of Campbell’s Dinner Sauces again this week. I have to be honest with you all, I haven’t been cooking much since Thanksgiving. Work has been insane, we had two birthdays to celebrate, and gearing up for Christmas and all the associated activities is a full time job in and of itself! But I really am craving some home cooked meals right now – I’m sick of eating on the fly! Yesterday morning I stopped at the store real quick after dropping the kids at school and grabbed a chuck roast and Campbell’s Tavern Style Pot Roast Slow Cooker Sauce. It literally took me 2 minutes to get everything into the crockpot and I didn’t have to think about it the rest of the day. Once evening rolled around, I boiled a few potatoes and threw together a quick salad. The result was very little time and effort expended and a truly holiday-worthy dinner! The best part was the pot roast tasted amazing. Every last person in our family had seconds. This meal is definitely a great option if you want to spend more time with loved ones and less time in the kitchen.

collection of quick holiday food ideas

Your turn! Share your best recipes and tips for quick and delicious holiday foods! And, if you can share actual recipes in the comments or links to recipes, that would be even more amazing!

Here’s to surviving AND savoring the holidays!


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    Tyra Crockett

    Hi Jane,
    I have a christmas recipe that’s not quick or easy, but it is AMAZING. Chocolate truffles that are a very old family recipe…let me know if you would like it sometime.

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    We’ve been loving this honey-roasted cauliflower recipe for both entertaining and everyday. It’s quick and easy, but still impressive.

  3. I make a breakfast hashbrown casserole with pre-shredded hashbrowns. It comes together quickly, feeds a crowd, and everyone loves it.

  4. Quick AND easy?! 😉 I’m thinking fish!

    We love the Campbell’s Sauces…the Marsala Sauce has appeared on our dinner table many times.

  5. This time of year there always seem to be events that go better with cheese and crackers. I love these little snackers… They’re easy to make and everyone seems surprised by homemade crackers.

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