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Sandy in Baltimore

Do Ahead Dinner

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Posted to Thread #3821 at 3:27 pm on Oct 4, 2006

This was the menu that I served Saturday nite. "Pecan Stuffed Chicken Breasts" - prepared ahead, frozen, thawed and baked when ready to serve. Ina Garten'e "Baked Potato Wedges" - potatoes sliced and soaking in cold water. Oil and seasonings mixed and ready to use. Pressed the potatoes dry. Poured on oil and baked. "Green Vegetable Medley" - Par-boiled string beans (could also use Snap Beans), and peas. Peeled, seeded and cut cucumbers in chunks. Put them in a plastic containter lined with paper towels. When ready to serve, saute very briefly with butter, salt & pepper. Blueberry cake, baked ahead. Topped with confectioner's sugar and served.

There you have it - an elegant "Do Ahead Menu". If anyone would like any of the recipes, just ask. I usually tell my friends, that if I can't do it ahead, I don't serve it. Hope you enjoy.

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