Need recipe for my Pokeno group of 12 ladies. Must be able to fix ahead or make after work. Any Ideas???

Hosted by Cindy Bell
Group active since Sat, Feb 20, 2010

Entertaining 12 ladies. Some are watching their weight. Need ideas for dinner that can be made ahead or easy to make after work that will impress them. Any ideas?

LaRae Sprinkel
Nov 16, 2011

recipe for pokeno group

I like to make King Ranch casserole when it's my turn. You can find the basic recipe easily online. Which is what use, but I triple it or more. I also use a rotisserie chicken from "the Walmart", small can of green chilis, sometimes black beans or black olives. The PictSweet brand of frozen seasoning blend [onions, green and red peppers and celery] is cheap and no chopping! When it comes time to do the layering I use tortilla chips instead of the tortillas. I think it gets soggy if you use tortillas. especially if you make it ahead. This freezes very well! When it's time for pokeno, party or potluck.....Ta Da! You have a meal! When it is time to serve, I have toppings. Things like chopped cilantro, already walmart chopped green onions, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo or salsa, jalapenos, black olives.It helps make the dish go farther and adds a little texture. Whatever you think would sound good. Add a salad and you good to go! Have fun!