You need 3-4 hours to simmer this stew - it is well worth the wait. Serve over mashed potatoes, rice, couscous or quinoa.
Orzo Salad can be made in the morning or even the night before. Serve the salad for lunch or pair it with marinated flank steak or salmon. The salad is also a crowd pleaser and holds up well at a summer pot luck.
Each recipe make 8 shortcakes. It is easy to make these ahead of time and even freeze them. Double the recipe if you are feeding more than 8. Try it with strawberries now and in August with peaches.
This is the perfect summer appetizer or addition to your meal to showcase fresh tomatoes and herbs. Use the best tomatoes you can find, grape tomatoes cut in 4 also work well with less water content. Use fresh or dried herbs, whatever is handy. Mix the topping ahead of time and store in the refrigerator. You can also toast the bread before hand so that when your guests arrive you just have to top the bread and broil for a few minutes.
Prepare the chicken in the marinade ahead of time in a ziplock bag in the fridge. One hour before soak your skewers in cold water.
Chicken can be prepared ahead of time and reheated in the oven. Set the ingredients of the lemon sauce in a pot and cook just before dinner.
The Apple Salad can be served with the salmon or with another menu. When I serve the salad on its own I like to add some shaved old cheddar cheese.
Greek Chicken is an easy make ahead prep that involves marinating the chicken. There are many serving options for this chicken. Try it on top of a Caesar Salad. Serve it along side a Greek Salad, Tzatziki and Toasted Pita Breads. For company we usually throw in some Lemon Roasted Potatoes too.
This salad is a nice change from the traditional creamy caesar dressing.
Lasagna sheets are my new favourite way to make a lasagna. You can find them at your local italian shop.