Amazing Meal for 10 In Just Over An Hour



Good morning!  Happy Saturday.  We are excited as Hudson comes home from Scout camp today – been a long week without our eldest.  This is my party of 5-10 go to meal.  I can prep this meal in 20 minutes, and have it all ready for a 6:15 dinner even if I don’t do anything until 5 pm.  I like speed.

You will need for the main course – a Santa Maria Trip-Tip from Trader Joes.  They are the best.  You can buy the biggest one they sell, about $18, and it will feed a ton as you slice it up into a myriad of pieces.

Marni is our salad “queen” and she does a killer salad.  You can choose what you want here, but I am a big apples, bacon, cranberry, and shaved pecans in the salad guy.  The dressing is below and it will make everything POP!  It is a from my mom’s best friend who would come to Black Butte Ranch with us every summer.  Her nickname was “Babe.”

The rest is self-explanatory – i.e., the potatoes and the asparagus.  We have done everything from fruit for desert, smores over the fire, or a little gluten-free brownie square with some vanilla ice cream.  Again, Trader Joe’s gluten free brownie mix is the bomb-diggity!

Have a great, great Saturday.  Have some people over and they will sing your praises for this meal.


Babe’s Salad Dressing

6 TBL Olive Oil

3 TBL White Wine Vinegar

½ TSP Salt (dash pepper)

½ TSP Dry Mustard

1/16th TSP Nutmeg

½ TSP Dry Basil (use generous if you have fresh)

4 Garlic Cloves Crushed

Shake well!  Serve

Garlic Rosemary Potatoes

3/4 Pound Red Potatoes

2 TBL Butter

2 TSP Lemon Juice

1 Garlic Clove Crushed

2 TSP Chop Rosemary

Cut potatoes into small wedges – about 7 cuts per

Put in 13 by 9 greased dish

Mix all together

Cook about 45-55 at 400 degrees

Don’t forget to stir at times

Roasted Asparagus

Pound and a half of asparagus

2 TSP Olive Oil

½ TSP Salt

¼ TSP Dried Thyme

¼ TSP Pepper

(You can add rosemary, or random Italian seasoning if you want)

Snap off ends – grease 13 by 9 dish

Mix and cook @ 400 for 20 minutes


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