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A Healthy Dinner Party Menu

This Meal with Please Your Body and Taste Buds


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I'll eat at home Report
Good article Report
Going to give it a try. Report
Yum, I'm trying this. Report
I plan to use this for one of my Labor Day weekend meals. Beats going out and not knowing your intake. Report
This menu is exactly what I was looking for!! Friends are coming for dinner and this simple but healthy and tasty menu should fit the bill. I hope there are more menu combos like this. It inspires me to start a Saturday evening dinner party rotation. I appreciate everyone's comments about safety and internal temperature. I’ll buy a chicken with a pop-up thermometer. My guests usually want to bring something, so I’ll probably skip the angel food cake, maybe ask them to bring a fruit based dessert. Report
While the article in and of itself was very interesting, I wouldn't prepare any of the suggested items. I tend to go for Potluck Style meals where I am not the only one who is preparing foods .. each person can bring something that they can enjoy and make enough for others to try. After all variety is the spice of life. Report
I usually offer a variety of fruit as a dessert. Sometimes I'll do a small dark chocolate fondue with it. Report
Even though I wouldn't choose this menu, the article made me think about entertaining and still eating healthy. Good stuff! Report
This article makes me want to start now considering what I will cook for the holidays. Report
Made entire menue--guests loved it--great food, in limit. Report
This meets a real need for me--thank you, SparkFolks!!! My healthy world is expanding. Report
It's slow roasting for 5 hours, that's the difference. At a higher temperature, it would take less time. Report
I have made the 'Sticky Chicken' several times. My entire family love it. Don't be concerned about the 250 degree oven. That allows the chicken to cook slowly and the flavor can be tasted down to the bone. Report
From the USDA:
"Cooking Raw meat and poultry should always be cooked to a safe minimum internal temperature. When roasting meat and poultry, use an oven temperature no lower than 325 °F. Cook beef, veal and lamb steaks, roasts and chops to a safe minimum internal temperature of 145 °F, pork to 160 °F and ground beef, veal and lamb to 160 °F. Poultry should reach a safe minimum internal temperature of 165 °F throughout the product. However, for poultry, the minimum internal temperature of 165 °F for safety may not achieve the desired doneness for quality purposes. Use a food thermometer to assure that meat and poultry have reached a safe minimum internal temperature. "

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