From Super Bowl parties to Valentine’s Day dinners, the coming months mark the start of a busy entertaining season. Whether you’re planning a last-second soiree or need a stand-in for a botched meal, TheDailyMeal.com comes to the rescue with 14 Fast-Food Dinner Fixes.
To make entertaining a cinch, they’ve served up creative ways to use fast-food favorites—like Dunkin’ Donuts munchkins and Chinese takeout rice—so you can craft a tasty menu and take all the credit. Some quick fast-food fixes include:
· KFC’s Grilled Chicken à Simple Chicken Sammies: Need a quick, but classic game day dish? Pick up a bucket of the Colonel's best, and then slather the breasts with a healthy coating of sauce. Set out some fresh-baked buns from the market, some lettuce, cheese, and tomato, and you'll see that whipping up a self-serve sandwich spread has never been so easy (and finger-licking good).
· Chinese Sauce Packets à Crunch-Time Pork Chops: You have pork chops, but no marinade, and the guests are coming in a little more than an hour. Have no fear — if you have some of those little packages of soy sauce, duck sauce, and mustard that come with your takeout order you're in luck. Mix all three packets with a dash of salt, pepper, and olive oil, and you’ve got a superb marinade in minutes.
· Dunkin’ Donut Munchkins à Profiteroles In-A-Pinch: Burnt the cookies you were planning on serving for dessert? Save yourself another trip to the store and stop at the local Dunkin' drive-thru for the makings for instant profiteroles — glazed doughnut holes. Split each hole in half, stuff it with your pick of ice cream, and drizzle with chocolate sauce.
· Chinese Takeout Rice à Breathe-Easy Burritos: Need rice for burritos, but don’t have time or a rice cooker on your side? Order in a couple boxes of inexpensive, Chinese white rice, fill burritos with all the fixings, and enjoy.
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