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Ad Holiday Entertaining Recipes. Does your hubby ever call and say he’s bringing home his work team, and ask to have a nice dinner ready for them? My husband has done this to me a few times in the past. And I learned quickly to always be prepared.
One of my favorite nice dinners to make is Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens. I buy them by the 6 pack at Sam’s Club. I also pick up wine, my new fav is Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon, to keep on hand. The Tyson® Cornish Hens are on sale (in the Instant Savings booklet there is an offer of $3.75 off from 10/26-11/20. This offer is unlimited, so be sure to stock up!) at Sam’s Club, so I can get a couple of bottles of wine and the Cornish hens for less than $40! Add some homemade mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, and bread, and you have a delicious meal for a group that is sure to wow!
Cornish hens are kind of intimidating for some people, but they don’t need to be! Check out this link to ind a Tyson® Cornish Hen + Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon Sam’s Club demo near you on 11/19/16. Or, watch this video for a quick how to on preparing Tyson® Cornish Hens. I prepare mine like any other poultry I make. Thaw it, rinse it, add a clove of garlic and some onions to the cavity, add a few pats of butter to the top, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then, bake it according to the directions on the package. I use a roasting dish to make them, and cook them for about 2 hours at 350*F for 3 hens. Just pop them in the oven and go about your day, super easy.
- Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens
- 1 Onion
- 1 Clove of Garlic per hen
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Thaw and rinse Tyson® All Natural Premium Cornish Hens
- Put sliced onions and whole garlic clove inside the hen
- Add a few pats of butter and salt and pepper to the top of the hen
- Bake at 350* for 2 hours until hen is fully cooked
I love Sangria, and I hate not enjoying it during the cooler winter months, so I made a yummy Winter Sangria! I poured 1/2 a bottle of Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon into a glass bottle, and added 6oz of brandy, 1/4-1/3 a cup of brown sugar, one medium apple sliced thinly, a few cinnamon sticks, and a pinch of freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg. I popped the bottle in the fridge until I was ready to serve it, and then I added a can of lemon lime soda.
- 1/2 Bottle of Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon
- 6 oz Brandy
- 1 Apple, Sliced
- 1/4-1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
- Cinnamon Sticks
- 1 Can of Lemon Lime Soda
- Add wine, brandy, apple slices, brown sugar, and 3 cinnamon sticks to a glass pitcher.
- Grate 1/4 cinnamon stick and 1/4-1/2 nutmeg nut into glass pitcher.
- Refrigerate several hours
- Add lemon lime soda before serving.
- 1/2 a bottle of Ravage Cabernet Sauvignon
- 1/2 an onion
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 stick of butter
- 1/4 Cup of chicken broth
- 1 - 8oz container of sour cream
- Container of mushrooms
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Gravy flour to thicken.
- Brown the onions, garlic, and mushrooms in the butter until soft over medium high heat.
- Add the wine and broth, and whisk in the sour cream
- Once the sour cream is incorporated, slowly whisk in the gravy flour until desired consistency Sprinkle with salt and pepper
- Simmer until ready to eat
I pre-set the table with all the service ware and plates. I layered the plates, and topped them with linen napkins and a cute little acorn ornament.
The entire dinner only took as long to make as our typical family meals take to make, but looked so much more sophisticated.