Dinners can be incredibly expensive, especially when they have to be fancy dinners. Luckily, there are a number of tricks for cutting the costs of a dinner party. Below you will find these tricks revealed in five categories drinks crock pot saute slow cooker appetizers salad main course and dessert. While using these tricks to prepare your fancy dinner, keep in mind that presentation is everything and that nice dishes, a few candles and a little classical music can go a long way.
My wife's family has a story, almost certainly apocryphal, that pressure cooker lasagna was invented by an ancestor named Sergio, who is said to have been the Sicilian henchman of one Marco Polo, the great Venetian explorer and diplomat. It is said that upon discovering pasta in China, Sergio invented the dish and called it "La Sagna" after his lost lady love back in Messina, from where he had to leave in a hurry for his health.
My husband had been a great leftover eater. He was self-employed with a used car lot and auto mechanic shop less than one mile from our home. He worked a variety of hours. He would go to work early in the morning to open the shop, or late at night to complete a car sale or work on a car. Hurley, my husband, would pop home in the afternoon for a bite to eat, standing in front of the refrigerator looking for the oldest leftovers. I would guide him to the plastic containers of different shapes and sizes. He would grab a fork from the drawer to mix casseroles and side dishes and stand there eating the food cold. Standing in the kitchen, he would tell me the latest stories from work, laughing between forkfuls of food.
Olive oil and wine are a fundamental ingredient in italian cooking. They are also natural laxatives and so can cause problems for those with sensitive stomachs.
Honorary mentions to Val, Shelly and Andrea, who all make good use of excessive Tupperware by storing it (filled with chocolate) in their sweater closet, top shelf in the kitchen and the pasta drawer respectively.
I will say I liked the use of Jay and Silent Bob in this movie. They have just the right size and type of role in the story. They're in one scene, Jay gets off some decent vulgar insults, and Silent Bob speaks the message of the movie. Like in Clerks it carries more weight precisely because he speaks so rarely. Plus it's a good message, about appreciating a person for what they add to your life now and who they are as a human being now, and not obsessing over imperfections or finding things from their past to judge them by.
Some people worry that in the beef lasagna recipe days of pure protein may not be getting the necessary vitamins. But that does not usually happen unless you eat only one kind of food without change, and days of protein and vegetables allow an ample amount of different products.
Generally look for more physical ways of doing everyday things than using modern conveniences to do them. Even something as small as using a manual can opener instead of an electric one, whilst it seems trivial at the time, think about how many cans you might open in a week.