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last minute plans..sit down at our home

Due to the snow storm about to roll in we are here cooking for 6 guests in town.  I'm SO not a cook or a big dinner planner and i want to hurry up and come up with a great dinner menu.  Hubby got a ham from work and figured would make this ham...only thing i can think of is potatoes and green beans to make with it...yeah ...boring? Can anyone offer me some last minute advice with side dish ideas? If I had fresh green beans, should i have a salad too? what kind a salad? no potatoes? something in place of potatoes...augh! No pressure on me here!!! lol

Re: last minute plans..sit down at our home

  • Relax.  Almost everything would go with the ham.  A salad would be good, even if you're doing green beans.  I would do something seasonal, like this salad and toss in some walnuts and dried cranberries.

    As far as a starch, you could do sweet potatoes and some yeast rolls and call it a day. 

  • for Christmas Eve this year we are serving 6 (including us). We are having a honey baked ham, home made mac and cheese, rolls, pumpkin pie, and one of my friends is bringing a veggie dish, I told her she could bring whateverr she wanted.
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  • ham, scalloped potatoes, and green beans might be "boring," but boy is it good.  A no muss no fuss meal might just be the thing in the middle of a snow storm.  Add some rolls and a spinach salad.  If you want a wow- do it with dessert.
  • Very easy and good casserole my mother makes at holidays;

    2 packages chopped frozen spinach, thawed (I drain it well, she does not)

    3 cups shredded cheddar

    1 egg, beaten

    1 cup mayo

    1 can golden mushroom soup


    Mix together, pour into casserole dish, bake at 350 until bubbly and browned on top.  I made it for a work dinner and it was totally cleaned out.

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