Red Chili Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

Chili is everyone's favorite for football Sundays, it seems. Try this one with Corn Muffins, Salad with Sour Cream Dressing, and Ice Cream Sandwiches. All are easy to eat while watching the big game, and easy on whoever is making dinner, too. Using corn muffin mix, ranch dressing, and ice cream sandwiches from the supermarket makes this meal easy to fix with one eye on the TV.



Corn Muffins

Prepare a package of corn muffin mix according to directions.

Salad with Sour Cream Dressing

Mix equal parts reduced-fat sour cream with ranch dressing, season to taste with a bit of sugar if you like. Toss with greens.

Ice Cream Sandwiches

Use your favorite cookies and fill with ice cream to make homemade ice cream sandwiches. Chocolate wafers or soft oatmeal cookies work well.