Time to get those Game Day party plans in order

Meatball Marinara Stuffed French Bread is a party favorite.

Football fans can find their emotions in a knot this time of year. As the sport’s ultimate game preparations head into the final plays, fans are both elated at the prospect of a dynamic matchup on the field, or flattened, knowing that once the Super Bowl credits are running and the confetti is floating to the ground, that’s it: game over for a year.

For some fan supporters, the last game is welcomed with Sunday honey-do lists piling up. There will be no more excuses not to clean the gutters.

Dream Dinners loves football, its fans and its party hosts. Our dinners are the perfect start to an MVP award-worthy appetizer spread. The best part is you already have the ingredients in your freezer and can spend less time in the grocery store with the other party hosts a few days ahead of February 4.

The January menu has loads of great recipes that can be remixed into appetizers. You can always serve bowls of the Down Home Texas Ranch Chili with Cheddar Corn Cakes, easily prepared on the stovetop or in a crock pot. Then there is the Garlic and Balsamic Marinated Flank Steak you can slice thinly and weave onto skewers. How about cutting the Crispy Coconut Chicken into chunks and serving them with toothpicks? Or serving the Crunchy Oven Fried Chicken Tenders with Sweet Potato Puffs on toothpicks? Easy peasy!

Meatball Marinara Stuffed French Bread is also another easy way to turn a Dream Dinner meal into an appetizer.

In 2018, our Sides & Sweets Freezers at the stores are packed to the gills with appetizer favorites.

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Appetizer: Terracotta Chicken Pitas

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

A small bite full of Mediterranean flavor.

Direction

  1. Prepare chicken and warm pita as directed in cooking instructions.
  2. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces.
  3. Slice warm pita into 6 even slices.
  4. Top each slice with spoonful of hummus and piece of chicken.

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Appetizer: Buttery Bombay Chicken with Rice

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

A flavorful appetizer that can be served with or without the rice.

Directions

  1. Cook rice as directed in the cooking instructions.
  2. Meanwhile, place butter in large sauté pan, melt over medium heat.
  3. Brown chicken 4 – 6 minutes per side. Set aside.
  4. Add sauce to pan and cook as instructed.
  5. Cut chicken into bite size pieces.
  6. Place a small spoonful of rice on each appetizer spoon.
  7. Top each spoon with a little sauce, a piece of chicken and sliced green onions.

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Appetizer: Parmesan Chicken Sliders

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It’s so easy to make this dinner appetizer ready for your next holiday gathering. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends.

A platter of these appetizer-sized sandwiches will be a big hit with both kids and adults.

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Taking Your Arroz Con Pollo To Go

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Recipe Remixes | October 17, 2014 | By

Is it going to be a crazy week and you need an easy on-the-go meal? Or a fun, new way to repurpose your leftovers for lunch the next day? Here is how you can easily turn your Arroz Con Pollo into a tasty wrap that can go with you wherever you need to go.

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National Hot and Spicy Food Day

Holidays, Our Company | January 13, 2014 | By

chipolte_chicken_cavatappiThursday, January 16 is National Hot and Spicy Food Day. It is the perfect opportunity to combat chilly weather with food that will heat you from the inside out.

Warm up with our Buffalo Ranch Chicken, Sweet Chipotle Chicken Cavatappi, or Outlaw Chicken Sliders from January’s menu. The great thing about celebrating spicy flavors with Dream Dinners is that you can make your dinners as hot or as mild as your family likes. By adjusting the spices to fit your family’s tastes, you can rest assured that your kids will still enjoy all of these family-friendly meals.

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Bring Fall Comfort Food to Your Table

Our Company | November 1, 2013 | By

Outlaw Marinara ChickenCombat the chill in November’s air with good-for-the soul comfort foods that will make your whole family eager to gather around the dinner table. All of these dinners simply bake in the oven for about an hour, giving you enough time to curl up on the couch with a blanket and a good book.

Outlaw Chicken Marinara is an Italian-inspired dish layered with crispy chicken, seasoned marinara sauce and three kinds of cheese. This is a kid favorite!

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Game Day Appetizers

Entertaining | October 11, 2013 | By

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Whether your fall football plans involve watching the big game with family and friends at home or having your son’s teammates over for a team party, we have a number of recipes this month that will help make your planning easier.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Stuffed French Bread is the perfect party food to please a variety of people. Just slice it into thin pieces and use toothpicks to hold each section together.

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October is National Pasta Month

Our Company | October 8, 2013 | By

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Not only is pasta the perfect comfort food on a cozy fall day, it’s also the foundation for an easy family dinner. Both of our pasta dishes from this month’s menu can be taken straight from the freezer to cook in the oven for an effortless dinner the whole family will enjoy.

Layered Ravioli Bake is a kid favorite. Cheese ravioli layered with seasoned marinara, mozzarella cheese, Italian sausage, and fresh mushrooms make up this one-pan dinner.

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Creamy Chicken Florentine Tortellini is a complete dinner all on its own with 31 grams of protein and a full serving of vegetables. Dinner doesn’t get any easier than that!

What is your favorite pasta dinner?

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

Family Dinner | August 30, 2013 | By

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Chicken Parmesan with Garlic Bread

September is National Chicken Month and luckily our menu hosts a variety of chicken dishes for you to serve up. For chicken dishes the whole family will enjoy, order these family favorites:

Crispy French Onion Chicken makes the perfect kid-friendly finger food if you slice the chicken into strips before coating and baking.

Try our new Fully Loaded Chicken and Potato Soup with Breadsticks. It is warm and hearty for those first days of fall.

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