We hosted Christmas Day with our families. And the last thing I wanted to do was to be in the kitchen all day(or really at all) preparing food.
I don't LOVE cooking. I do it, and I try to switch it up and make it somewhat healthy, but it's not fun for me. And with two little ones (one that wants to be held a lot, and another that needs supervision a lot) I try to make things quick.
These aren't healthy. However, they are fast, help bulk up a spread and can be prepped and made ahead (or not).
- Breaded mushrooms
- Buy as many whole mushrooms as you like (white, bella, whatever kind) and put in a large bag (gallon size is what I use) and dump some oil in there. Shake it up!
- Dump any kind of favorite seasoning, cheese, or bread crumbs (I used Wegman's Italian seasoning bread crumbs) and shake it up
-Poor out onto large cooking tray or pan and stick in oven at 350 for 30-40 minutes depending how well done you want them!
2. Pizza Roll Ups
-Buy the below ingredients (mozzarella sticks, pepperoni of your choice, and Pillsbury crescent rolls)
-Cut cheese sticks in half, and in each crescent roll, put half a cheese stick and multiple pepperonis and roll it up.
*You could add other stuffings, like veggies or sausages.
Put in oven at 375 for 11-13 minutes (the directions on the crescent roll packaging).
And done! Enjoy with dipping into pizza sauce!
3. Tomatoes and Mozzarella Balls
-Wash tomatoes and put in serving dish.
-Add mozzarella balls.
-Drizzle Balsamic Vinaigrette over top.
*You could add basil leaves too, but I typically don't.
So those all take about 25 minutes total to prep and make to completion. There's no green, or healthy plus side to any of them, but they seem to be crowd-pleasers and easy to pick at foods.