The kids won their soccer game! You got a promotion! It’s Wednesday! All perfectly legit reasons for celebration, and you can pull one together now. As in *right now*. Have friends pick up a few things, grab the rest from your freezer and pantry, and get to it. Because why should you wait for the weekend to have fun?

By Rachael Ray Every Day
August 28, 2017
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dim sum and done
Photography by Con Poulos
| Credit: Photography by Con Poulos

Dim Sum and Done!

You Have:

  1. Frozen pot stickers
  2. Frozen shrimp
  3. Frozen edamame
  4. Cocktail sauce

Friends Bring:

  1. Broccoli slaw
  2. Pineapple juice
  3. Cilantro
  4. Scallions

Now make this menu!

Pot Stickers with Sesame-Soy Dipping Sauce

pot stickers with sesame soy dipping sauce
Credit: Photography by Con Poulos

Spicy Sriracha Shrimp Cocktail

spicy sriracha shrimp cocktail
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Sweet & Sour Broccoli Slaw with Edamame

sweet  sour broccoli slaw with edamame
Credit: Photography by Con Poulos

Sparkling Singapore Sling Punch

Sparkling Singapore Sling Punch
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Grilled Cheese for a Crowd

You Have:

  1. Crusty bread or sandwich bread
  2. Salad greens
  3. White wine

Friends Bring:

  1. Brie (or their fave cheese grilled cheese)
  2. Prosciutto
  3. Citrus soda

Now make this menu!

Baked Brie, Apple & Prosciutto Sandwiches 

baked brie apple prosciutto sandwiches
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Kitchen Sink Salad 

kitchen sink salad
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Citrus Spritzer Bar 

citrus spritzer
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Pasta, Pronto!

You Have:

  1. Spaghetti
  2. Bacon
  3. Frozen Peas
  4. Parm

Friends Bring:

  1. Loaf of Italian bread
  2. Parsley
  3. Red wine

Now make this menu!

Easy, Peasy Carbonara 

Easy, Peasy Carbonara
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Garlic & Parsley Bread 

Garlic & Parsley Bread
Credit: Photography by Con Poulos