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    Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    I need to make a side dish for Saturday - any quick and easy ideas. I'd like to use what I already have but I don't have much LOL!!!

    Maybe something with rice or veggies? There will be 8 of us.

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    I always get asked for the recipe when I bring these. Go easy on the orange peel or it gets too orangy.

    Holiday Green Beans

    INGREDIENTS
    • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cut green beans
    • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
    • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
    • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    DIRECTIONS

    Cook the green beans according to package directions, adding the orange peel during cooking; drain. Add the cranberries, bacon and honey; toss to combine. Yield: 4 servings.

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    potato bake!!

    thinly slice potatoes and layer in baking dish. Mix a container of cream with an envelope of onion soup mix (like lipton) and some garlic. Pour over potatoes and top with cheese. Bake at 350 until potatoes are tender


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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    I love twice baked mashed potatoes.

    Cook 5 pounds of potatoes and mash by adding sour cream and butter to the consistency you like. This can be done several days prior to the meal.

    Cook and crumble 1 lb of bacon. Sit mashed potatoes and room temperature for about 30 minutes. Stir 1 cup sour cream, 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese and the bacon into the mashers.

    Bake at 350 for about 30-35 minutes until warm.

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    spiffed up mac & cheese.

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    What's the main dish?


    Patty, i haven't had twice baked potatoes in forever, that sounds so good!



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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    I don't know if you have enough asparagus for 8 people on hand, but I'll chime in anyways.

    Rinse the asparagus and heat some olive oil in a frying pan until hot (I usually break the asparagus into two or three pieces). Add some chopped garlic (Did I mention that I LOVE that pre-minced garlic?! It's awesome) and then add the asparagus. Next, add soy sauce, orange juice, a little orange rind if you want, a dab of butter and about a handful of chopped pecans. Add a splash of O.j. or a bit of olive oil if it looks like it needs it. Cook on medium until the asprargus is done enough for you.



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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    I don't know the main dish. The hostess is making it and someone is also bringing sandwiches.

    I have like no ingredients anyone's mentioned LOL

    But I do like the idea of spiffing up veggies 'cuz nobody else will bring any.
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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    Jell-O!!!! Everyone love Jell-O!
    And there's always room for Jell-O!

    And if you can boil water . . . you got it made!

    BUT don't put gross thing in it, like vegetables or raisins.

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aladdin View Post
    Jell-O!!!! Everyone love Jell-O!
    And there's always room for Jell-O!

    And if you can boil water . . . you got it made!

    BUT don't put gross thing in it, like vegetables or raisins.
    Jell-O is a dessert not side
    As a side, I would make a salad.
    I don't know what the main dish is but Potato Salad is a classic.

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverNeverland View Post
    I don't know the main dish. The hostess is making it and someone is also bringing sandwiches.

    I have like no ingredients anyone's mentioned LOL

    But I do like the idea of spiffing up veggies 'cuz nobody else will bring any.
    what you need to do is tell us what you do have.
    if you have rice how about rice pudding, ? or fried rice, spanish rice ?
    we can not help until we know whats in your cuboards

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    got eggs make deviled eggs,
    got potatoes make potatoe salad, twice baked, mashed?
    got noodles, make macaroni salad.
    you may have to pick up an item or two for any number of things to go with the foods you have. Good luck Lorie beth

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    I have a great chinese chicken salad - it does have a tsp of accent, but it can be left out if you're paranoid about that kind of thing.

    Dressing
    3T white vinegar
    2T sugar
    1 tsp accent
    2 tsp salt
    dash pepper
    1T Olive Oil (or sesame oil - if you like a little more kick)

    1 head of shredded ice berg lettuce
    4 or 5 chopped up green onions
    2 dozen fried wontons wrappers (crunched up)
    1 can of chicken (or 2 boiled chicken breasts - shredded)

    Toss the lettuce, green onions, dressing and cooled chicken. I wait and add the wontons just before serving so they don't get soggy. Just crush them so you have big and little pieces.

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    Here's the top sides from allrecipes.com

    Fast and Easy Spinach with Shallots for 8

    INGREDIENTS
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 shallot, diced
    • 2 (10 ounce) bags baby spinach leaves
    • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
    DIRECTIONS
    In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Stir in shallots and cook until transparent, about 5 minutes. Add spinach, sprinkle with salt and pepper; cook and stir 3 to 5 minutes until leaves are wilted and reduced

    And
    Easy Pumpkin Rice
    PREP TIME 5 Min COOK TIME 15 Min READY IN 20 Min recipe yield: 8 servings
    INGREDIENTS
    • 4 cups instant rice
    • 4 cups water
    • 1 (29 ounce) can pumpkin puree
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
    • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • salt to taste
    DIRECTIONS

    Combine the rice and water in a large saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until the water is completely absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
    1. Stir together the pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, butter, and salt in a separate saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook until warm. Stir pumpkin mixture into cooked rice
    Does that help?
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    4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    2 " ginger
    1 " allspice
    1 " nutmeg

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    Re: Quick and Easy Side Dish?

    This sounds wierd but is really good (and cheap)

    Greenbeans with tomatoes

    Frozen green beans
    Can crushed or diced tomatoes(drained)
    Onion

    Sautee onion until soft then add tomatoes and heat through.

    Heat greenbeans and butter them if desired.

    Use tomatoes on the side and put a couple of tablespoons of them on beans when serving.
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