Healthier Fast Food For Families On The Go

Appetizer is a great idea for the party, yet it can be very expensive to do. If you are willing to make this type of party, you can make it by yourself so that you can spend less expense. As the fillers idea, you can start it from the basic such as homemade spiced nuts, chips, and pretzels.



Now don't assume that you're going to be eating pork chops and pot roasts every day. How does Italian Chicken Parmesan sound? How about Hungarian Goulash or Burgundy Stew with Dumplings? Or my personal crock pot favorite, lasagna? (I hate all that preparation and then another hour of baking time for traditional lasagna!) Even Mushrooms and Wild Rice or Peanut Butter Fudge Cake! The possibilities are limitless, from Chicken Parisienne, to Beef Roast with Crimini Mushroom Sauce, to Chicken Cordon Bleu.

Their New Year's dinner buffet will offer such delicious items as oven baked chicken, roasted potatoes, salads, deserts and a slow cooker roast beef joint station. Admission price includes noise makers, a party hat, live DJ's, lot's of dancing and a champagne toast! Advance tickets are available for $80, but if you wait and buy them at the door they're $100.

A Slow Cooker can take up to 20 minutes to come back up to temperature after having the lid removed. Unless your recipe calls for stirring then keep a lid on it! Also, never use the slow cooker without the lid in place.

You absolutely need good tasting salt free seasonings. You will find that salt free seasonings are not all created equal. Find a good tasting salt substitute. Preferably a no potassium chloride salt substitute. Buy fresh fruits and vegetables or frozen with no salt added. For you to stay on a low sodium diet you will be cooking almost everything from scratch. No canned soups, no mixes, no microwave dinners, no prepared foods. A low sodium diet is back to basics cooking. Old fashioned, old world style cooking doesn't have to take a lot of work. Just takes some planning, good seasonings, good ingredients and Slow Cooking, makes all the difference for a flavorful low sodium diet.

Fix Extra: When you make a meal, always try how long to roast beef make a little extra. Leftovers can go in individual size tupper-ware and make great lunches for the next day or dinner the next night if need be.

Wipe any remaining oil from skillet with paper towels. In the same skillet combine barbecue sauce, orange juice, marmalade, orange zest, and green onions. Heat sauce until it starts to boil and pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for about 6 hours. Makes 5-6 servings.