Last-Minute Holiday Recipes

If you’ve found your way here, then I’m guessing you’ve either been asked to bring a dish hours before you have to be somewhere, you’re missing an ingredient for a dish you’d already planned to make, or you just aren’t organized this year in general.

I fall into the “not organized this year” category, so now I’m on the hunt for last-minute holiday recipes.

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

Fresh Vegetable Lasagna

While I have all the ingredients for the lasagna I’m serving for tomorrow night’s feast, I fell short on planning much of anything else to go with it, so off on the hunt I go to find a few easy side dishes and salads.

Read on and I’ll share links to my finds on the web that will save the day for both of us . . .

Mediterranean Asparagus Salad with Kale, Sun Dried Tomato, Avocado and Feta Cheese

Mediterranean Asparagus Salad with Kale, Sun Dried Tomato, Avocado and Feta Cheese

Looking for a salad contribution? I have my top ten salad recipes that please the Rimkus clan, and the following folks have a few quick-to-the table salad ideas for you too.

  • Simple Side Salad Recipes from Eating Well – the Caprese will go perfectly with my lasagna.
  • Super Fast Salads from Cooking Light – I’ll bet the spinach salad with maple-dijon vinaigrette is a crowd pleaser.
  • 50 Simple Salads from the Food Network – the spicy carrot salad sounds terrific, and who doesn’t like carrots?
  • Easy Salad Recipes – this is a new discovery, and boy is there a ton of salad ideas here. I’m thinking the kids would love the Grape Salad with a coconut dressing.
Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts

Okay enough salad recipes, how about a few side dishes?

Savory Rosemary Turkey Cutlets with Fingerling Potatoes and Zucchini

Savory Rosemary Turkey Cutlets with Fingerling Potatoes and Zucchini

While I have what I need for my main dish, you might be looking for something quick to put on the table. A few years ago, Christmas Eve was just Mike and I, so instead of serving a gigantic turkey, we enjoyed the turkey cutlets you see above. Not only did we get our turkey fix, but we could relax and enjoy each other’s company. No mess, no fuss.

But you might be looking for a quick meal with a bigger impact for your holiday table, so try these websites out to see what you can find.

Yummy Berry Wine Spritzer

Yummy Berry Wine Spritzer

I’ve been collecting recipes all season on my Holiday Recipes Pinterest board. That’s where you’ll find 10 Skinny Cocktail recipes from SparkPeople. You can guarantee I’ll be serving a few of these!

What? No desserts you ask? I say stop at the store. Who has time to bake!

There’s a lot of holiday season left, so be sure to bookmark this page for future use, or pin it to your Pinterest boards. You never know when you’ll need a last-minute meal.

I wish you a wonderful Christmas, and hope your home is filled with love and peace this holiday season!

~ Kristi

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    • says

      Thanks Jessica. They’ve snuck up on me too. As you can see I’m behind in responding. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and look forward to chatting with you in the coming year. :)

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