We know the holidays can often come with a long to-do list. We want to help simplify your life this month, so you can spend less time checking off tasks and more time creating memories with your family.
Our December menu has three family-friendly dinners that can be made in 15 minutes: Penne with Chicken and Peanut Sauce, Creamy Tortellini with Bacon, and French Onion Turkey Burgers on Pretzel Buns. Whether you’re running kids to afterschool activities or have fun plans for the holidays, these meals will ensure that you can get a delicious dinner on the table even with the most hectic schedule. For an even more hands-off approach to busy weeknight dinners, try making our Honey Chipotle Pork Roast or Old Fashioned Pot Roast in the slow cooker.
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.
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?
Rethink the way you use your Dream Dinners this month so that you maximize your meals with versatility.
Create a salad from these menu items:
- Lemon Chicken Piccata. Leftovers of this dinner make a great chilled pasta salad. Just chop the chicken into bite size pieces, add some artichoke hearts, celery and green onions and toss with a little Italian dressing. Easy!
- Penne with Chicken and Peanut Sauce. Add shredded carrots
These dinnertime solutions provide an easy alternative to fast food for busy nights at home or on the go.
Busy Night Out
Pesto Chicken Stuffed French Bread makes for a great dinner on the go. Slice the stuffed french bread before you bake it, then re-wrap tightly in foil either as a whole or the individual slices. Bake as directed. Keep it wrapped in the foil and pack some red and green grapes and you can have a home cooked dinner anywhere!