Take a break from complex cooking and savor these simple dishes in your Bethesda apartment.
A good percentage of people will spend multiple hours in the kitchen this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean that all delicious dishes have to take a lot of time. At Gallery Bethesda II our apartment kitchens are ready to be put through the paces, cooking an entire holiday dinner with ease thanks to fabulous open design and beautiful, efficient appliances. But you can also keep it slightly stress-free by going with easy eats. Here are some ideas for quick and delicious dishes to celebrate the holidays.
Everyone will appreciate something seasonal and tasty to snack on before the main course. This Pinch of Yum recipe, roasted garlic and rosemary pumpkin hummus, is the perfect preview to a table filled with fall flavors. Try pairing it with a mix of fancy crackers, carrot sticks and red, yellow, and orange peppers to add more color and texture to your starter.
If there’s criticism of most holiday dinner tables, it’s that the vegetables are cooked into a mushy mess in every casserole, delicious as they may be. Avoid the limp excuses for green beans with this super simple Food Network recipe: Garlic Green Beans. Your veggie-loving counterparts will rave and thank you for the crisp and fresh addition to the table.
Let’s face it; no table can have too many carbs during the holidays. This recipe for Buttermilk Cornbread from MyRecipes.com can be made in 30 minutes and even be considered a vegetable, as it does technically have corn in it. Either way, it will be tasty smothered in gravy or enjoyed with a little honey butter.
One thing people forget every year is to eat in moderation so that they will have room for dessert. These little cookies are the perfect small treat to stay seasonal and finish a meal with a tiny dose of sweet, even after overindulging. Meet the Taste of Home Cranberry Lime Macaroons.
There will be leftovers. But if there aren’t, consider pulling a Binging with Babish move and recreating most of the meal so you can enjoy “The Moistmaker” from Friends, a triple-decker turkey sandwich with a gravy-soaked slice of bread in the middle to keep dry, leftover turkey mouthwatering.
Now, if you’re not sure how you can possibly hold the proper feast in your current apartment, consider taking a tour of Gallery Bethesda II to find an apartment that gives you the space and luxury you will be proud to share with family and friends.