Dinner Is Ready

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Shirley Harrington, Holley Johnson
Dinner Is Ready
Beth Dreiling Hontzas / Styling Lisa Powell Bailey / Food Styling Marian Cooper Cairns

1 ½ Hours Before:

  1. Reheat potatoes. Remove from oven, and cover with foil to keep warm. Turn oven to broil.
  2. Sauté mushrooms for salad. Slice apples, and toss with lemon-lime soda to prevent darkening.
  3. Stir together ingredients for Pink Lemonade Cocktail in pitcher.


50 Minutes Before:

  1. Remove pork from marinade, coat with flour, and season as directed. Broil. Remove from oven; turn oven off. Return potatoes to oven until serving time.
  2. Transfer Marinated Mozzarella to serving dish.


20 Minutes Before:

  1. Cook Green Bean-and-Red Bell Pepper Toss.
  2. Assemble salad.
  3. Enjoy!


"Dinner Is Ready" is from the Home for the Holidays 2007 issue of Southern Living.