So, you’re hosting Easter dinner at your bachelor pad. Now what? You don’t typically cook for a group of people, and in most cases, you probably don’t cook in general. Well, we’re about to make your life a whole lot easier with these simple dishes that will make you look like a seasoned, gourmet chef.
This is simple and easy, and it gives the group something to snack on while they visit with each other. Just wash and slice some veggies, and lay them out on a tray with a side of ranch. Easy enough!
These are usually a fun holiday treat, and so much easier to make than you would think. Hard boil some eggs beforehand, then peel and slice them in half. Scoop out the yolk and place it all in a big mixing bowl. Now, you have the option to mix with mayo or mustard, and any spices you would like to add for flavor. Take a Ziploc bag and cut off a tiny bit of the corner. Fill the bag with the mix and squeeze it into the empty eggs. Deviled eggs tend to disappear quickly, so be sure to make extras!
Maple Glazed Ham
If you don’t own a crock-pot, then it’s time to add one to your kitchen collection. The best part of this recipe is that it basically prepares itself.
All you need is a 7-8lb ham, 1 cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of maple syrup, and 2 cups of water. Rub the ham with brown sugar and place it in the crock-pot before pouring in the syrup and the water. After that, you’re free and clear for the next 4 hours (time to booze it up with your guests). All you must do is baste the ham with the juices an hour or so before serving.
Oven Roasted Garlic Green Beans
This is taking a standard, easy side dish and dressing it up with more flavor. You need a pound of frozen green beans, olive oil, salt, pepper, and some onion and garlic powder.
Add all the ingredients into a bowl and toss it before spreading the green beans on a baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then stir and bake for another 15 (30 minutes total cooking time).
Easy Cheesy Potatoes
For this, you need some peeled and diced potatoes, 2-3 tablespoons of butter, some garlic salt, pepper, oregano, and shredded cheese.
Melt the butter in a skillet, then add the potatoes. Sprinkle your seasonings on top and continue turning the potatoes until they are tender (usually about 20 minutes). Once the potatoes are ready, add the cheese on top.
It sounds way more complicated than it actually is. You only need two ingredients for this; heavy whipping cream and Jell-O instant pudding.
Follow the directions on the package for the pudding, but use the heavy whipping cream in place of milk. Use a hand mixer to blend everything together before placing it in the fridge for a few minutes. Once it’s thickened up in the fridge, use the mixer one more time until it reaches a fluffy consistency.
Now, you can relax knowing that dinner will go smoothly. But, if you’re still uneasy about your cooking ability, remember, you can always spike that juice a little extra to calm the critics.