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After a long day at work, all you want to do is sit back, relax and watch your favorite reality television show. As you settle into your couch it suddenly dawns on you that tonight is the weekly book club meeting… and it’s your turn to host it.

You have forty minutes to go before the first guest is due to arrive. The standard menu of your book club meetings consists of appetizers and a couple of hearty side dishes.
You frantically scan the fridge and the cupboards. ..

A great way out of this predicament is to always have the following ingredients in your menu repertoire:

Side Salad

Lettuce, shredded cheese, virgin olive oil, a spritz of lime juice and cracked pepper

Loaf of Bread

Baked or unbaked

 Dipping Sauce

Garlic cloves or red onions sautéed in virgin olive oil, a dash of cracked pepper.

Quick Recipes

Frozen Pizza Delight

Ingredients
1 large frozen cheese pizza (either rectangular or circular)
1/4 cup of chopped red onions
1 chopped garlic clove
1/4 cup of chopped mushrooms
1 cup of pre-cooked chopped Polish sausage


Directions
Preheat oven per package instructions. Spread the ingredients out evenly. Cook per package instructions
Let cool for a few minutes. Slice it up and enjoy!

Mushroom Toast

Ingredients
1 slices of bread
1 tbsp chopped mushrooms
1 tbsp of shredded Swiss cheese
1 chopped garlic clove
2 tsp of oregano
1 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Directions
Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. Pour the tbsp of olive oil in a small bowl. Add in the chopped mushrooms and garlic. Mix in the oregano. Place the slices of bread on the aluminum foil on top of a cookie sheet. Spoon out the ingredients from the bowl onto the slices of bread. Sprinkle shredded Swiss cheese on top of the bread. Spread the mix and the cheese evenly on top of the bread.
Bake for 7-9 minutes or when the cheese has melted. Let cool for a few minutes and then slice the bread diagonally and serve.

Lemon Salad on the Go

Romaine or red leaf lettuce (can also use the pre-washed lettuce from the bag)
Shredded cheese 2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive oil 1 tbsp chopped Red onions 1 lemon wedge or lime wedge black pepper or oregano

Ingredients
Romaine or red leaf lettuce (can also use the pre-washed lettuce from the bag)

1/4 cup of shredded Swiss or mozzarella cheese
2 tbsp chopped Red onions
1 lemon or lime wedge
1 tbsp black pepper or oregano
2 tsp of oregano
1 tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions
Lightly dust the mixing bowl with the 2 tsp of the olive oil and the shredded cheese. Add in the lettuce red onions and a generous helping of shredded cheese. Mix together.
Sprinkle on black pepper and squeeze lemon wedge on top of the salad.