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Five Fast and Easy Dinners

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(Family Features) - Does the idea of a slow-cooked, comfort food dinner sound great-but there's just no time to make it? With the help of the right ingredients, comfort and convenience really can go hand in hand.

It's possible to capture slow-cooked, homemade flavor in an instant, thanks to products such as Hormel refrigerated entrees. Ready in minutes, they can help you get a balanced meal on the table in no time-a comforting dinner made possible.

These five fast and easy dinners take advantage of time-saving products easily found in the grocery store. Bagged salads, canned vegetables, ready-made sides and deli rolls round out main dish offerings like preservative-free entrees from Hormel Foods for a no-fuss meal that will satisfy the whole family. Consider adding quick and easy Country Crock side dishes to the meal for greater ease. Ready in five minutes, they bring quality ingredients to the family dinner while letting you save on time-not on taste.

Meat and Potato Lovers' Dinner
Hormel Roast Beef Au Jus
Country Crock Homestyle Mashed Potatoes
Caesar Salad

Mom's Meatloaf Dinner
Hormel Meatloaf and Tomato Sauce
Canned Sweet Potatoes, topped with cracked pepper
Mixed Green Salad

Traditional Beef Dinner
Hormel Roast Beef Au Jus
Country Crock Garlic Mashed Potatoes,
garnished with bacon bits
Canned Carrot Slices

Being Thankful Turkey Dinner
Hormel Sliced Turkey Breast and Gravy
Canned Baby Potatoes with butter and parsley
Stuffing Mix

Easy 'n Elegant Pork Dinner
Hormel Pork Roast Au Jus
Canned Asparagus Spears with fresh-squeezed lemon
Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls

To have dinner on the table in 15 minutes, simply plan your cooking sequence. Microwave the meat first because it will stay hot longer and then heat the vegetables or side dishes. If serving a salad, add the dressing to the prepared salad and toss while the other foods are heating. 

For tested recipes using Hormel Refrigerated Entrees and Country Crock Side Dishes, go to possibledinner.com

SOURCE: Hormel Foods

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