Have to bring a dish for a party--needs to be large but cost is a factor. Any suggestions?!
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A dessert works. The recipe below tastes like you really fussed but it's quick and easy. Place the disposable baking pans on a sturdy baking sheet to make it easier to get them in & out of the oven with out buckling on ya. And the baking sheet under the pan will keep the bottom from getting too dark too quickly.
1 Duncan Hines cake mix, any flavor
1 4 serving size instant pudding, same flavor as the bake mix
1/2 c. veg oil like canola
1 cup water
Stir to combine and beat on medium/medium high for two minutes. Place in a 13" x 9" greased pan and bake at 350F for about 35-40 minutes. Cake is done when it starts to pull away from the pan at the sides and a tester inserted near the middle comes out all but clean. Allow to cool completely and frost with your choice of frosting.
Some of our favorite combos are yellow cake, chocolate frosting with a glaze made from warmed peanut butter, confectioners sugar and a bit of milk drizzled over the top. You can do all chocolate, frost with chocolate, dollop some cherry pie filling and garnish with whipped cream. Lemon is good with cream cheese frosting too. I've done white cake, white frosting and pressed toasted coconut on the top and sides too. The combos are only limited by your imagination!
Baked macaroni and cheese with parmesean and bread crumb topping. Add chopped chicken inside and some red bell peppers diced, cook in oven first. You can use cream of chicken soup and milk instead of all the other sauces.
very edible and good.
Make a pot of penne pasta, buy a good prepared spaghetti sauce to mix in, sprinkle some grated cheese and fresh basil on top. VOILA!
what about a nice potato salad. or a pasta salad/tuna or chicken or just creative its up to you hope i helped :):):)
cheesy mashed potatoes or hashbrowns
A large trifle...takes time but very little money and looks special.