Have some leftovers or want to change up the serving suggestion on a few of your January Dream dinners? Here are a few ideas you can use at dinner or for lunch!
- Kentucky Pork Chops – These also make delicious sandwiches served cold. A little sweet, spicy mustard and a slice of tomato on a bun or roll of your choice and you have an easy, delicious alternative.
- Meatloaf Milano – A slice of cold meatloaf is great on a sandwich and cold mashed potatoes formed into pancake size patties are wonderful pan fried like hash browns for breakfast.
These recommended directions work for our Dream Dinners french cut, boneless 6-8 lb turkey, a store-bought 16 lb turkey or 6 -8 lb turkey breast.
The best way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the unopened wrapper on a tray in the refrigerator. It takes 4 hours per pound to thaw a turkey (24 hours for every 5 pounds). Your Dream Dinners turkey may weigh between 6-8 pounds. Never thaw a turkey at room temperature. If short on time, you may thaw the turkey in cold water in the original wrapping, cover completely with cold water, making sure
This menu item is brand new to our recipe collection and deliciously fun! Here is an alternative to fajitas or a great idea for leftovers; homemade taco salad.
Yes you can cook your Dream Dinners Classic Chicken and Dumplings in your crock pot!
Take it straight from the freezer, cook for 6 – 8 hours and add 1 cup of chicken stock and 1/2 cup of white wine. Then cook the biscuits in the oven 400 degrees, for 8 – 10 minutes and put them on top of the Chicken and Dumplings in your crock pot before serving.
If you already have it thawed you can cook it in your crock pot on low for 4 -6 hours or high 2 – 3 hours, and then baking the biscuits in the oven just like above.
Crock Pot Temperatures: You should check you crock pot during cooking to verify the cooking temperatures. Low setting should cook foods in 4 hours to 160 – 180 degrees. High should cook the food to 160 – 200 in 3 hours. Not all crock pots cook at those even temperatures and knowing your crock pot temp will help you adjust your cooking times and settings.
If you don’t have the patience to form 20 some meatballs for dinner, consider making 6 Mexican Burgers!
Combine beef and seasoning mixture in a bowl; form into nice, tight patties. Be careful when turning them as they may try to fall apart a little.
Pairs deliciously on a bun with a slice of pepper jack cheese, and a dollop of sour cream and salsa. Add some chips and salsa on the side for a perfect Dream Dinner with the Monday Night Football game!
Another great idea is Mexican meatloaf! Combine beef and seasoning mixture in a bowl; form into meatloaf (in sprayed baking pan). Pour sauce over meatloaf and bake at 350°F for 60-70 min. (internal temp. 160°F).