Perfect Entertaining worked with Auntie Runner from the community recipe site, Aunt Runner's Recipes, to create a menu of tried and trued recipes perfect for an elegant dinner.
Vidalia Onion Cheese Dip
Baked Potato Soup
Crisp Spinach Salad
Dijon Chicken Elegant
Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes
The Vidalia Onion Cheese Dip can be made up to 24 hours in advance. Refrigerate in a tightly sealed container and reheat in the oven before serving.
The baked potatoes for the Baked Potato Soup can be made up to 48 hours in advance. Start the rest of the recipe 30-40 minutes before dinner.
Make the dressing and toss the vegetables together for the Crisp Spinach Salad up to 2 hours in advance. Don't add the bacon, eggs, and sunflower seeds or mix the dressing with the vegetables until you are ready to serve.
Make the Angel Biscuits 2 hours before dinner. Cover the biscuits with foil or even a clean dish towel and store at room temperature. Reheat in the oven with the potatoes for a few minutes before serving.
Start making the Parmesan Scalloped Potatoes 1 1/2 hours before dinner. 45-50 minutes before dinner prepare the Dijon Chicken Elegant and bake it with the potatoes.
For the Company Broccoli, the broccoli and peppers can be cooked in advance. Simply reheat while making the sauce ten minutes before serving.
Make the Blackberry Pudding early in the day.
Aunt Runner's Recipes is a wonderful resource and community for recipe sharers. There are tons of great recipes from Aunt Runner herself, like this one she shared with us, along with many more from her active recipe community. All of the recipes are tried and true…and delicious. Make sure to check out Aunt Runner's great recipe book while you visit her site.