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It’s late, you’re tired, and the last thing you want to do is spend time in the kitchen. There’s just one problem? You’re really hungry.
Have no fear, FreshDirect staffers have been in your very situation, many-a-times. And being a sharing bunch, we’ve pulled together some of our favorite easy week night dinner tips, for when you just want to eat something good, tasty, and in the nick of time. Grab your spatula and get ready to outpace your timer.
With the temperature rising, one way that I beat the heat is order our ready-made Marinated Roasted Half Chicken and microwave it when I’m ready for dinner. (During the hot summer months, the steamy oven is not my friend!)
What I love about roasted chicken is that it’s so versatile that I can make several different dishes with it.
One way is to serve the roasted chicken as is with a nice side dish. Our Facebook fans had some great suggestions (click here to read them all!) including:…
When I visit my family in Upstate, NY, I love when my dad fires up the grill and makes my favorites.
There’s his famous lemon steak (extra-thin slices of steak marinated in lots of lemon juice and oregano, and charred perfectly on the grill), and on my most recent visit, I had my perfect burger—a soft bun, gooey cheese, a juicy beef patty, ketchup, and mayo.
Back at my apartment in Brooklyn, I used a grill pan to replicate the burger, but since I can’t get that same grill flavor, I tried different proteins and added fun toppings that remind me of home. Here are my burger creations in honor of Father’s Day:…
In winter (even warm ones), I like making meals that remind me of home, especially classic favorites like chicken Parmesan. Is there anything better than hearty sauce and fresh mozzarella on a cold winter’s night? (If your answer is “yes,” please let me in on your secret immediately!)
When I’m cooking for friends, I pull out all the stops—no jarred sauces. But when cooking for myself I don’t always have the already-made sauce in the freezer (or the hours to spend over the stove).
Now that I work at FreshDirect, I’ve been cutting a lot of corners to save time on weeknight meals, mostly in the form of precooked items. So this time I wanted to try combining some of our ready-to-cook/precooked components to make an easy, healthier version of one of my favorite meals….
Getting your circle of movie critics together for the Academy Awards and secretly nervous you won’t make the nominees for best host this year? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back.
First – you’ll need a printable ballot listing all the nominees. You can find one on here: http://oscar.go.com/nominees
Next, you’ll need some sort of prize. You could ask each guest who wants to participate to donate $5 toward a potluck prize – then whoever gets the most answers correct on their ballot wins the loot. Make sure to task someone with writing down all the right answers! Other prizes? You could find a small statue and make the winner give their own speech to receive their “golden” token but a gift certificate or a box of chocolates, work fine too.
Selecting your food is really easy with FreshDirect’s catering platters. Just click and unwrap, leave the messy prep work and schlepping of heavy drinks to us. Whether you’re looking for sophisticated appetizers or tasty finger foods, we’ve got it, ready to roll.
Here are some sample menu choices:…
Are you ready for the final party of the year? I love having friends and family over for small bites and festive holiday drinks. It’s a great way to celebrate 2011 and ring in the New Year.
To help you with your holiday planning, we’ve collected some perfect New Year’s Eve party recipes on our site. Click here for the complete list of recipes.
When it comes to easy entertaining, I love simple finger foods that can be whipped up ahead of time or in mere minutes before guests arrive. Here are my 5 favorite Quick and Easy New Year’s Eve appetizers:…
If you have a sneaky suspicion that you might have a few additional guests over the holidays, stock up your freezer with some crowd pleasing favorites and some classic staples.
A tradition in and of themselves, warm bundles of puff pastry and beef franks are delicious dipped in whole grain or yellow mustard. Make your own (to freeze ahead of time) or have these frozen pigs in a blanket available in your freeze for last minute guests. The best part? Pop them in the oven and they’re ready in as little as 10-minutes.
Cute as a button and tasty too, our mini beef burger sliders come tucked in teeny tiny sesame buns with a slice of dill pickle and cheddar cheese. Total time from freezer to table is less than 20-minutes….
What’s your Halloween ritual? Do you take your kids out trick-or-treating? Or do you dress up and have everyone over for a costume party?
Whichever way you decide to spend your Halloween night, there’s sure to be good food around! Here are a few easy ways to add some ‘chills’ to your Halloween spread:
I have three requirements when I make dinner for myself at the end of a busy day (already spent in the kitchen!). 1) Preparations must be fast 2) It should be pretty healthy 3) Ingredients must be great.
It’s the last requirement which really allows me to keep things simple. If you have great ingredients, less is more. And I don’t like leftovers but also hate wasting food, so rarely do I over-produce, which allows me to keep portions manageable.
Normally I’ll make a salad or some mixed grain and greens and then top up with a cooked protein – which I cook à la minute. So where most of the components are a quick mix, a chop or a stir, the only real cooking is a simple hunk of protein. From my recently launched line of vegetarian meals, I frequently use their components within them in broader and newly combined ways, particularly the grains. Let me explain….