The calm before the storm, fall is your last chance to relax before the year’s major holidays are here. You get into the groove of the school year and the corresponding traffic, planning (and possibly even going through with) some outdoor family outings for the weekend. Once you catch your breath, it’s an opportunity to find a moment and follow through with plans you’ve had all year long.
Make more time for fall by cutting back the time you spend preparing meals for the family. You’ll spend plenty of time in the kitchen in the last weeks of the year. Make the most of the lull of early fall and take a break. Serve these 3 delicious and quick dairy recipes that will cut back on your time in the kitchen—for a short time, anyway!
Sometimes you need to turn to the ease and appeal of nostalgic staples. What’s better than a grilled cheese sandwich? It’s a quick dish to make that keeps the great taste you remember from childhood. Give it an easy upgrade that will make the family marvel at your culinary skills. Melt grated Fontina cheese and Parmesan cheese with sautéed onions and roast beef, topping with horseradish for a complementary heat in this Roast Beef and French Onion Grilled Cheese Sandwich. No one needs to know that taste was made in just half of an hour.
For the evenings when there is little to no time to prep for your next meal (or, honestly, you really don’t want to take the extra time prepping adds), have on hand ingredients for a Creamy Polenta with Wild Mushrooms. A truly dairy recipe that combines butter and cheese with lots of whole milk, this polenta is as easy to make as stir, warm, and combine. And, even better, as we head into fall, this will quickly become a favorite recipe for warming up on those cooler nights.
Another option is to toss together a salad. Salads can be part of an easy, healthy meal that still packs plenty of flavor. The New Cobb Salad can use a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store with your favorite add-ins, all topped with the creamy Buttermilk-Blue Cheese Dressing.
For more quick and easy dairy recipes to make this fall, check out our recipes page.