This make a lovely, special dinner for 2 but can easily be doubled or tripled. Could be used as a first course for a dinner party.
Creamy and flavorful Butternut Squash Soup is an impressive first course or luncheon entrée. Squash is seasoned with curry and onion powder, and apple for a hint of sweetness.
Apple and Mixed Greens with Apple-Truffle Vinaigrette is an elegant, light and refreshing first course or side salad. And, it’s easy to prepare, too! Mixed greens are topped with matchstick apples, candied pecans and shoestring potatoes, then served with a scrumptious apple-truffle vinaigrette.
Spinach-Filled Delicata Squash Rings make a fun first course for the holidays - or a side dish.
These make a fun first course in the summer - or side dish. The sauce cooks with the squash. Use any color squash you like.
We had these as a first course before a 'salad' dinner. Double / triple the recipe for a main course or serve as a light lunch. They are not 'tied' - what looks like string is the vein of the chard leaves.
Simple baked tomatoes.... Sometimes simple is best.If you have never baked a tomato, now is the time. Great for a first course or veggie side.
Poached Eggs with Crème Fraîche and Ham, a great first course or brunch dish. Eggs can be poached ahead of time if needed.
This is an easy, first course salad coming together in just 10 minutes. You could add a hard boiled egg and a baguette for a light lunch.
This is a light soup, for a first course or light lunch. If you want to use it as a sauce simply add less of the stock when you purée it.
Warm the spinach until it just barely starts to wilt. This can be a first course or, with a cup of soup or a bit of bread, a light lunch or supper.
Though normally served as a first course we like is as a savory side with a grilled steak or pork tenderloin.
Smoked Salmon is healthy, delicious, a treat for a first course and handy to have on hand to make a main course pasta or risotto.
We have this as a first course but it would work for a side dish as well - but I'd probably skip the garnish for a side....
Beef & Vegetable Nem, Spring Rolls. Cigars... whatever you want to call them they are made with purchased phyllo and baked - easy and healthy for a first course or snack.
Stuffed Sweet Onions, Cherry Tomato Sauce - these make a great first course or vegetable side dish.