7 Quick Recipes For Unexpected Guests


Unexpected guests may not always be a welcome surprise, especially when it comes to cooking. It could be just one person or a family visiting you. You wouldn’t want them to go empty stomach. Let your mind do the thinking and let it be creative so as to offer your guests some delicious food. Since you would not have too much time to invest in cooking, here are some quick recipes for your unexpected guests.

1. A good welcome drink

While you are thinking about what to cook for your guests, offer them a good healthy drink. It could be juice or a mocktail. Take a few oranges and melons and put them in the juicer. Now, add some vanilla ice cream to this juice and blend it well. Pour it in a glass and add one scoop of vanilla ice cream and put half sliced melon to decorate it. This is a healthy option even for the kids. The same can be made using watermelon, only oranges or even litchis, depending on the fruit you have at home.

2. The nutritious sprouts salad

This is easy to make and is very nutritious. If you have some sprouts in your fridge, pull them out. Add small cut onions, tomatoes, olives, boiled corn (if any) and some fresh strawberries. To this mixture, just add some salt, pepper, and half a spoon of olive oil. You could give some salted or spiced nachos and a dip of your choice to go with the sprouts salad. You could also give fresh lemonade with this salad.

3. Soup for all

A hot bowl soup is great before you serve the main course to your guests. Here is a quick soup for all. Take a bowl depending on the number of guests and add V8 juice in it. Add any vegetable that is available with you. It could be carrots, beans, French beans, green peas, mushrooms, olives, and let it boil. You can boil this mixture till you get the correct consistency. Add salt to it. You may also add cream if someone wants. This soup is very quick and can be filling too. This buys you some time to cook a large dinner also.

4. Ravioli Lasagna

This dish is quick and healthy. By the time your guests are having their soup or their welcome drink, you could make this dish. Take a baking dish and grease it with spaghetti sauce and butter. Now use the frozen ravioli and spread it properly in the dish. Make a layer of frozen spinach leaves on the top and shred some mozzarella cheese over it. Add some salsa or tomato ketchup over it. Make one more layer of ravioli, spinach leaves and cheese. Allow it to bake till the cheese melts. Serve it hot.

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