The biggest financial blunder one can do in their personal life is typically junk food-related. That late night fast food run, pizza order or tub of ice cream always sounds like a great idea at the time, but it ends up thinning out the wallet and plumping your waist line. That’s why, in this edition of This Week in Financial Blunders, we focus on business struggle in the world of junk food.
I love potlucks! I love going to them, and yes, I even love cooking for them. With Memorial Day just around the corner, I know I’ll have to bust out some potluck crowd pleasers. There’s only one problem – time. Some of my favorite dishes take a bit of time, which is something I don’t have much of.
I did some searching and found a few recipes that would not only be perfect for a potluck, but you can whip them up quick! And don’t worry, there’s some variety, so whether you’re bringing a side, main dish or dessert, I’ve got a recipe for you!
This dish packs so much flavor that you’d be shocked by how simple it is! An added bonus is that it’s pretty mild, so it’s perfect for a group of people with varying tolerances for heat.
To make this dish, all you need to do is mix one can of black beans, one can of corn, a cubed tomato, a cubed avocado, 1 tablespoon of minced red onion and some cilantro. Then, pour some fat-free Italian dressing on top. I told you it was simple! You’ll be out the door in 10 minutes flat.
Let’s be real, who doesn’t love enchiladas? Especially in a dip form. I think I just went to heaven.
This recipe is a little more involved than the black bean salsa, but it’s still super easy and extremely tasty! It’s essentially everything you need for chicken enchiladas – cheese, chicken, spices and enchilada sauce – all mixed up with some cream cheese and baked at 400 degrees.
I’m all for any recipe that gives me a shortcut, especially with frozen hash browns, so this recipe is obviously a winner. It only takes a minute to mix together the sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, dried ranch mix and hash browns and toss it in the oven on 400 degrees for about an hour.
Are you supposed to bring a main dish but you’re worrying about what to do? No fear! Main dishes don’t need to be time consuming. Try your hand at these hot and melty party sandwiches. You just line a tray with the bottom half of a dozen Hawaiian rolls and top them with some ham and gouda cheese. Put the tops on, pour your butter mixture over them and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. It’s the easiest main dish you’ll make!
This is my favorite dessert to make when I’m short on time, and it’s always a hit! Make your favorite chocolate cake recipe and wait for it to cool. Next, poke the entire cake with the end of a wooden spoon and fill the holes with caramel and sweetened condensed milk.
I don’t know about you, but after reading through those recipe ideas, I’m starving! Are you excited for your Memorial Day potluck? What recipes will you be whipping up? Let us know in the comment section.