Tired of the old traditional holiday standbys? Well, forget the turkey and stuffing. This year, make some fun recipes that everyone one will love. The recipes below cover every part of the meal from main dish to dessert. They take no cooking skill to make and are so quick and easy you can get the kids to help.
Silent Night Enchiladas
These white enchiladas can be made in less than an hour and are a real crowd pleaser. Put two small cans of chopped olives, two cans of Mexican diced tomatoes, two small cans of diced green chilies, two cans of canned chicken breast, a can of cream of mushroom soup and a can of cream of chicken soup into a large bowl and mix. Spoon two golf ball sized amounts of the mixture into a flour tortilla and roll it up. Keep doing this until all but a few cups of the mixture are gone. Put the enchiladas in a baking pan, cover with the leftover mixture and one cup of grated cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Heat-up rolls are boring. You can make confetti rolls almost as quickly, but they are a lot more fun. Each roll is red and green inside. Buy a can of refrigerated crescent rolls. Unroll the crescent rolls and dust them with Italian seasoning and paprika. Sprinkle each one with a little bit of shredded cheddar cheese. Roll the crescent rolls back up and cook by the directions on the package.
‘Tis the Season Green Beans
Green bean casserole is overdone. Try this green bean dish, instead. Boil the green beans until tender and lower the heat. Add several slices of bacon, chopped, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 5 more minutes on low heat and serve.
Pastel Fruit Salad
Nothing hits the spot better than this Pastel Fruit Salad dessert. It’s easy enough for the kids to make and they will love the funky pink color. It makes enough for a large crowd, so it’s perfect for holiday get-togethers and pot-lucks. Put two cans of fruit cocktail (drained), two boxes of strawberry gelatin, two 16 oz. packages of cream cheese and one 16 oz. container of whipped cream into a large bowl. Blend the ingredients together with a spoon and let the fruit salad sit in the refrigerator over night, covered with plastic wrap. Serve cold.