Holiday Recipes

  1. I was hoping to get some quick, easy holiday recipes to get me through the next week. I messed up my back on Sunday night putting up the Christmas tree, and I have been in horrible pain since then. As much as I would like to lay flat on my back all day and night, I still have to feed my family.


  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   prmenrs
    ORDER OUT!!!
  4. by   hoolahan
    This is a really easy recipe you could use for the holiday.

    Chicken allouette

    One box frozen pastry dough, thaw at room temp
    1 container garlic allouette cheese
    6 boneless skinless chick breasts
    1 egg beaten + 1 tbsp water

    Unfold pastry sheets, roll out to a large rectangle and cut into about 8x8 squares
    spread each square with allouette cheese in the center, about the size of the chicken breast. Sprinkle breasts with salt and pepper, and place on top of the cheese. Fold pasrty over the breasts, and pinch to seal. Turn the bundles seam side down onto a cookie sheet. You can use scraps of the pastry dough to decorate the bundles if you feel like martha stewart. Brush the bundles with the beaten egg and h20 mix.

    Bake at 400 on lower oven rack 25 minutes, or until bundles are golden brown.

    These come out looking beautiful, like you spent a lot of time on them, but really it takes only about 10 or 15 min max to prep.

    Not sure of that is what you were looking for, but I agree take out is even easier!
    Last edit by hoolahan on Dec 20, '01
  5. by   prmenrs
    I think I'LL try that recipe!!
  6. by   NRSKarenRN
    Oven Temp, please
  7. by   nightingale
    My favorite these days is roast pork.... Make sure you put it in with plenty of water or broth. Cook 325 for 3 hours or so. Add cut up carrots, potatoes, mushrooms.... whatever else sounds good to you.. sprinkle with garlic...... divine.....

    I also especially love the spiral cut hams..... they are very festive (and can get expensive, unfortunately... try gettin one at a Sam's Club or Price Costco if you have one of those wearhouse types or stores). They are VERY easy to bake, slice, and wonderful for leftovers because the meet is sliced perfectly for sandwiches.... Buy some rye bread at the deli section of the grocery... yummmm

    Mariane.... I hope you feel better soon my dear!

  8. by   aimeee
    This isn't festive, but is an easy cheat for when you don't have time to cook or your schedule for the day is all wacky. The kids call this Mom's Souped Up Soup. In the morning grab a family size can or two of Chicken Noodle soup, strain the noodles out and stick those in the fridge. Put the veggies and broth in the crockpot. Chop up another carrot or two, some celery, and any other veggies you might wish to add, then throw those in the crockpot too. Cut up a chicken breast or two into small cubes and brown, then throw that in the crockpot. About an hour before you are going to eat throw the noodles in. (if you put the noodles in all day they tend to kind of disintegrate)

    Suggestions to easily round out the meal: use the breadmaker to time a loaf of bread for dinnertime, brown and serve rolls, pre-made breadsticks, some other hearty bread from the deli. Add a slab of cheddar cheese and you're set.

    Total prep time is only about 15 minutes and everybody loves this. The soup and bread make the house smell great all day too!
  9. by   nicola
    I like tortalinni rag soup:

    In either chicken or veggie broth cook cheese tortillini. When they are al dente, add chopped spinach to the pot. When that's warm, take an egg (or two), beat them and drip them in the gently boiling broth. Tasts yummy and can be rounded out with bread as above. Amounts vary by personal taste (I like less broth and more pasta) and number of people to be fed. It also tastes really good the next day!
  10. by   Marianne518
    Wow....thanks for the great ideas. They will come in handy for me because I am still pretty much "out of it" due to my back injury. I won a spiral ham from work, so that will feed us for at least a week!!

    Thanks again!
  11. by   hoolahan
    Sorry I forgot the oven temp! It's 400. I edited it into the recipe too.

  12. by   StudentSandra
    easy banana pudding

    1 lg box instant jello brand vanilla pudding
    2 cups milk
    1 can eagle brand sweetened condensed milk
    1 8 oz kool whip
    4-5 bananas
    1 box nilla vanilla wafers

    slice bananas (save)

    mix milks together
    add pudding mix - mix with beater
    add kool whip - mix with spoon

    now you can just dump in banana slices and cookies, mix together. done


    you can be fancy and layer cookies, bananas & pudding, making at least 2 layers. save a few cookies to put on top.