Combine scene-stealing sides with delicious entrees for meals sure to remember.

February 23, 2005

If you're looking to turn a meal from ho-hum to intriguing, trythese menus that include spotlight-worthy side dishes as well asgreat-tasting entrees.

A Sit Down Dinner (Serves 4)
Mixed Greens with Vinegar Salad Dressing
Caramelized Onion-Stuffed Baked Potato
Classic Steak House Rubbed Filet Mignon
Café con Leche Cream Pie

Shabby Chic Menu (Serves 4)
Spinach-and-Blue Cheese-Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Roasted Ratatouille with Balsamic Vinegar
Rice Pilaf with Shallots and Parmesan
Fresh Strawberry Pie

Good Times (Serves 4)
Balsamic Succotash
Grilled Lemon-Bay Shrimp
Chocolate Bread Pudding

Can't Go Wrong (Serves 4)
Baked Fennel and Tomatoes with Herbs
Rosemary and Pepper-Crusted Pork Tenderloin
Browned Green Beans
Lemon Sorbet and Raspberry Coulis

Southern Café (Serves 4)
Baby Spinach Salad with Candied Hazelnuts
Sweet Potatoes in Picante Sauce
Buttermilk-Brined Pork Chops
Almond-Stuffed Baked Apples with Caramel-Apple Sauce

Everyday Delicious (Serves 6)
Italian Meat Loaf with Fresh Basil and Provolone
Carrots with Ginger and Coriander Seeds
Broccoli with Garlic

A Feel-Good Afternoon (Serves 4-6
Rustic Tomato-Basil Tart
Roasted Parsnip and Red Onion
Potato-and-Cheese Biscuits

Down-Home Cookin' (Serves 6)
Old-Fashioned Chicken Potpie
Black-eyed Peas with Swiss Chard
Chile Cornsticks
Brown Sugar Pound Cake