From weeknight dinner to holiday appetizer in a flash.
We’ve learned a few tricks to turn Dream Dinners into dream appetizers during the busy holiday season. Founder Stephanie Allen loves to entertain, so she is always looking for fun ways to remix our recipes into appetizers when the holidays roll around.
One recipe on our November menu is Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Skewers. The skewers are perfect for dinner over rice, but when guests come knocking at the door, you can easily create a tasty appetizer when you bake the chicken, cut it, then place them on garlic crostini instead. Drizzle the chicken-topped crostini with the sauce.
Here are our instructions for this quick dinner, which of course, can be served as an appetizer, as well.
Simply delicious, tender shrimp coated with a sweet coconut crust served a Tropical Chili sauce.
The last few weeks have been tough on Texas, Florida and the Gulf Coast. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made landfall back to back, causing extensive damage; even affecting members of our Dream Dinners family. Despite our communities being evacuated and closed stores, our team reacted quickly to aid those needing assistance. We talk about being committed to serving others through our mission, but events like this showcase how our dedicated franchisees do this without thinking twice about it.
Choose the Living the Dream Meal of the Month for your next session
Dream Dinners is making it easier than ever to join in the fight against hunger and food insecurity, in your own backyard and abroad, by simply making a homemade made easy meal for your family.
When you choose your meals for your next Dream Dinners session, make sure you check out the Living the Dream Meal of the Month. A dollar from each Living the Dream meal sold will be donated to the Living the Dream Foundation.
When you choose the Living the Dream meal of the month, everyone benefits. You’ll not only enjoy a delicious meal with your family, but you’ll help us make a measurable difference and fight food insecurity locally and globally.
The results are in! Dream Dinners stores nationwide put their game faces on for “March Matchness,” a unique program that allowed guests to host in-store fundraising events and give back to their favorite local organizations while helping to bring families together around the dinner table.
At the end of the month, the top six fundraisers nationwide received matching donations of up to $1,000 each. Altogether, the Dream Dinners family across the nation rallied together to donate $15,000 to a variety of great local causes throughout the month of March.
These steak bites come from aged sirloin marinated in soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame and green onions. Served on top of a gorgeous salt and pepper wonton.
These whole wheat flatbreads are topped with thinly sliced seasoned chicken, creamy Florentine sauce and our special cheese blend.
All-natural chicken breasts seasoned with an aromatic blend of Southwest spices kick up the flavor on this quick and easy appetizer served with our smoky Ancho Hummus and pita.
It’s officially last minute.
4th of July is less than a week away and if you’re planning to attend an Independence Day event, showing up empty handed is usually not an option— this is a great weekend to bring your Dream Dinners along.
June’s menu has some great backyard BBQ recipes including:
We also recommend taking a classic dinner and remixing into an inspired single-serving and shareable appetizer.
If you’re going on vacation this summer, dining is often the most expensive and time consuming piece— don’t let the stress of meal planning and reservations lead to expensive dinners that can limit your fun. Whether you’re flying to a faraway and exotic location, visiting a secluded family cabin in the woods or simply going camping, we’ve got you covered.