Don't sacrifice your family's meal time during this busy season; try one of our super-fast dinner recipes.
At Southern Cooking, we think supper should be quick, easy and delicious. Here's what's for supper. Hi. I'm Rebecca from the Southern Living Test Kitchen. I know how tough it is to get a great tasting meal on the table for your family during the holidays. But you shouldn't sacrifice your family's nutrition just because you're busy. If we did that, we'd be swinging into the drive-through every night. With a little planning, I'll show you how to keep your family happy and healthy during the holiday season. Porkchops with herb mustard butter makes the perfect weeknight supper if you're seriously considering the drive-thru. Instead, pick up a handful of ingredients at the grocery store for this quick and tasty meal. [MUSIC] Add a simple green vegetable, and fluffy mashed potatoes. Make macaroni and cheese into a crowd pleasing Mexican fiesta in minutes, with this kit friendly favorite, taco dinner mac and cheese. It's easy to prepare, and fun to eat. Good for you toppings such as tomatoes and avocados make it nutritious too. Cleanup is a breeze because you'll use the same pot to cook the pasta and the cheese sauce. It's okay to take shortcuts when you need to get dinner on the table quickly. Convenience items, such as deli-roasted chicken, refrigerated biscuits and cream of chicken soup make easy chicken and dumplings a real time saver supper. If you're really in a hurry, look for already trimmed washed carrot and celery sticks in the produce departments. Then give them a quick chop before adding to the broth. What's the extra added bonus? One pot means one dish to wash. Nothing is more satisfying when it's cold outside than a warm and cozy bowl of 30 minute chili. Not only is it ready in jiffy. But the serving options are endless. Spoon it over tortilla chips or split baked potatoes and sprinkle a shredded cheese. Or serve it over a hot dog, hot cooked rice or noodles. To make the most of your time, chop toppings or microwave potatoes as it simmers. If you have 15 minutes then you can have delicious tuscan pasta with tomato basil cream for supper. Quicker than ordering take out pizza, this Italian specialty can be on the ready any night of the week. You can keep the ingredients on hand for those nights that are the craziest. Out of fresh basil, substitute fresh spinach leaves. No tomatoes, no biggy. It's also delicious with chopped cooked chicken too. Feel free to make it your own. [MUSIC] For more weeknight supper solutions during the busy holidays, pick up a copy of Southern Living magazine and visit southernliving.com.