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.



Bruschetta Chicken Skewers


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.


Appetizer – Coconut Shrimp Skewers with Tropical Chili Sauce


Simply delicious, tender shrimp coated with a sweet coconut crust served a Tropical Chili sauce.


Appetizer – Pacific Rim Glazed Steak Bites


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.


Appetizer – Sausalito Chicken Flatbread Triangles


These whole wheat flatbreads are topped with thinly sliced seasoned chicken, creamy Florentine sauce and our special cheese blend.


Appetizer – Southwest Chicken with Ancho Hummus and Pita


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.


4th of July Entertaining


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.


June Recipe Remix


At Dream Dinners we’ve helped you know what’s for dinner… But how about what’s for lunch?

This June we’re breaking down how you can save time and a few extra dollars by transforming your favorite Grill Dinners in to  a well balanced lunchtime treat. 

JUNE RECIPE: Parmesan Pesto Salmon with Cheese Crisp 514_parmesan_pesto_salmon_med

Packed with protein and omega-3’s this highly rated salmon dish makes a wonderful entree on a warm night. It’s also a great when served as a light and refreshing salad. 

Parmesan Pesto Salmon Salad with Cheese Crisp
Leftover lunchtime salad
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  1. Leftover Dream Dinners Parmesan Pesto Salmon with Cheese Crisps
  2. 1-2 cups of your favorite salad greens, we recommend romaine
  3. Your favorite vinaigrette
  1. In bowl, add your salad greens.
  2. Cut salmon into nice strips or simply break into small bite-sized pieces and place atop your salad greens.
  3. Add in you vinaigrette and toss to coat thoroughly.
  4. Serve with cheese crisps on the side.
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Appetizer — Sesame Glazed Meatballs


Holidays can be stressful, don’t let the need to entertain push you over the edge this year. Try something new by using your Dream Dinners Sesame Glazed Meatballs with Jasmine Rice to create the perfect entertaining appetizer.


Appetizer — Herb Crusted Flank Steak


Attending a party?

Required to bring an appetizer?

Leave the stress of planning, shopping and prepping behind and use our Dream Dinners favorite, Herb Crusted Flank Steak to create a delicious dish in half the time.