Whether it's a friend and family get-together to celebrate birthday, to watch the World Cup or a big office party, keep your time in the kitchen to a minimum with these sensally simple recipes.
1. Chunky Avocado Dip
2 avocados, stoned removed, peeled and flesh rough chopped
300ml carton sour cream
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons chilli sauce
Te teaspoon Tabasco sauce
seasonings to taste
Place avocado into a bowl. Mash with all remaining ingredients. Spoon mixture into serving dip container. Seal. Refrigerate. If desired, serve with crackers, salami, shaved cheese, strawberries and other snacks with the dip. Avocadoes are high in monounsaturated fat which may protect against heart disease and certain cancers. It also has omega 3 and is a good substitute for saturated fats like cream and butter.
2. Steak and Onion Sandwich
4 comments, sliced
4 minute steaks
8 slices bread, toasted
4 lettuce leaves
2 tomatoes, sliced
Melt butter in a frying pan. Cook onions until caramelised. Keep warm. Brush pan with oil. Cook steaks for 1 minute per side or until cooked to taste. Top 4 slices of bread with steak, onion, lettuce and tomato. Finish with another slice of bread and serve with sauce.
1 pound (454g) ground beef
1 jar (32 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1 pound (454g) cottage cheese
8 ounces sour cream
8 instant lasagne noodles
3 packs (6 ounces each) sliced mozzarella cheese (12 slices)
C cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat until meat is brown, stirring to separate meat; drain drippings. Add spaghetti sauce. Reduce heat to low. Heat through, stirring occasionally; set.
Preheat oven to 175CC. Combine cottage cheese and sour cream in medium bowl; blend well.Spoon 1 c cup of meat sauce in bottom of 13×9-inch baking pan. Place 4 of uncooked noodles over sauce, then half the cheese mixture, 4 slices of mozzarella cheese, half the remaining meat sauce and c cup of Parmesan cheese.
Repeat layers starting with the uncooked noodles. Top with remaining 4 slices of mozzarella cheese. Cover tightly with foil.Bake lasagne 1 hour. Uncover; bake 20 minutes more or until bubbly. Let stand 15 to 20 minutes before cutting. Garnish, if desired. It serves 8 to 10 persons.