September 24, 2014
Stephanie Allen

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How to Create an Amazing Auction Vacation Menu

One of my favorite things to do is love people with food. This year we joined forces with friends to create a vacation auction package get away for one of our favorite charities.  They offered their vacation home and I supplied the meals. Some of our friends got the winning bid so it made it extra fun being their chef!  I invited my daughter and son-in-law along and they helped me in the kitchen and did the clean-up so I could enjoy our company.


Serving the food was fun and easy to do with Dream Dinners.

My Menu


Breakfast Egg and Potato Crust*

Quiches- I make them from scratch using Pillsbury Pie Crust, Egg Beaters, vegetables and bacon bits, cheese, and a couple of shakes of Tabasco sauce. See recipe below.

Late Lunch/Early Dinner:

I just add some sides of bread and a salad to complete each meal.

With Dream Dinners, I don’t have to bring all the ingredients. I spend less time cooking and more time with our guests. It didn’t even seem like work, we all enjoyed the gorgeous river home and great times together.

Day 1:

Ancho Chili Steaks

Ancho Chili Steaks

Chipotle Shrimp with Mango Salsa and Jasmine Rice

Chipotle Shrimp with Mango Salsa and Jasmine Rice

Day 2:

Lemon Chicken Piccata with Linguine

Lemon Chicken Piccata with Linguine

Day 3:

Turkey Florentine Burgers

Turkey Florentine Burgers


If you are using two entrees for one meal, try pairing seafood with a red meat. With other entrees, make sure the flavors complement each other.



Breakfast Egg and Potato Crust (Hash Brown Casserole)

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print


  • 4 cups frozen hash browns
  • 2 cups non-fat cottage cheese
  • 4 dashes Tabasco sauce
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ cup grated Swiss cheese
  • 1 ½ cups non-fat egg substitute


  1. Spray a 9” deep dish pie plate with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Spread the hash browns evenly on the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate and set aside. In a bowl, mix together the cottage cheese, Tabasco, scallions, ham, salt & pepper and then spread evenly on top of the hash browns. Sprinkle with Swiss cheese and pour the eggs over the top.
  3. Bake 350 degrees, 30-40 minutes.

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