An Extra Delicious Helping Of Real Food Solutions
(NAPSA) – Parents having trouble getting kids to eat the holiday turkey with all the trimmings are not alone.
The ‘Real Holiday Helpings’ survey, commissioned by Hellmann’s (and Best Foods (Mayonnaise revealed that, although parents spend an average of six hours on holiday dinner preparation, kids would just as soon select pizza, chicken fingers or macaroni and cheese over traditional holiday fare.
What’s more, even though kids recognize the time that goes into the family dinner, 49 percent still don’t eat everything on their dinner plate.
Fortunately, preparing food to please the whole family does not have to be complicated.
‘With a few simple tips and recipe ideas, it is easy to prepare a delicious holiday meal that both kids and adults will love,’ said critically acclaimed chef, author and TV personality Bobby Flay. ‘It is possible to create one great meal for all your holiday guests, no matter how old or picky the palate.’
Flay is a celebrated chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, television personality and the recipient of the 2008 Bon Appetit ‘Cooking Teacher of the Year’ award but he gained a widespread following by showing people how to prepare delicious meals that are made from simple and fresh ingredients.
To help busy parents avoid double duty in the kitchen, Flay has created an online program with recipes and tips on how to prepare simple, real food.
The Real Holiday Helpings program at www.Hellmanns.com or www.BestFoods.com lets you view holiday recipe video demonstrations that showcase standout holiday starters and sides in addition to ‘extra helpings,’ such as what to do with post-feast leftovers.
- 2 pounds new red potatoes or yellow, halved
- canola oil
- kosher salt
- black pepper freshly ground
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup Hellmann's (or Best Foods Real Mayonnaise)
- 2 cloves garlic finely chopped, fresh
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1/4 pound blue cheese crumbled
- 4 green onions thinly sliced
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Toss potatoes on a baking sheet with the oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until golden brown and tender, about 25 minutes.
- Transfer potatoes to a platter.
- Whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, mustard and garlic in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Fold in blue cheese and green onions. Spoon sauce over potatoes and serve.
- With real, simple ingredients including eggs, oil and vinegar, Hellmann's (or Best Foods) Real Mayonnaise is a great complement to many holiday appetizers and sides.