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5 easy meals fit to entertain

By: Gilean Watts and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast<br>Photography by Ronald Tsang Author: Canadian Living Credits: Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast<br>Photography by Ronald Tsang

Quick & Easy

5 easy meals fit to entertain

By: Gilean Watts and The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

These fuss-free mains mean there's no need to shy away from weeknight entertaining. Feeding a crowd? Our slow cooker roast serves up to eight people, and you can easily double the other recipes.

Orange- and Soy-Glazed Scallops with Coconut Basmati Rice
Infused with the sweetness of coconut, basmati rice nestles sweet-and-sour glazed scallops. Garnish with orange segments for an extra hit of citrusy flavour and a pop of colour.
orange soy glazed basmati rice

Slow Cooker Balsamic-Braised Pot Roast
Weeknight entertaining is a breeze when you put your slow cooker to work! Adding a bit of flour to the sauce at the end of cooking turns it into a rich gravy to serve alongside the roast. Green peas and mashed sweet potatoes make great accompaniments to this hearty cold-weather dish.
slow cooker balsamic pot roast

Pork Puttanesca with Creamy Polenta
Common pantry ingredients such as olives, anchovies and capers give classic Italian puttanesca sauce loads of savoury flavour. Buttery polenta is perfect for soaking up all of the sauce's full-bodied goodness.
pork puttanesca creamy polenta

Hearty Turkey Pot Pies
A peppery cream sauce speckled with fragrant thyme makes these individual pot pies the ultimate weeknight comfort food. Look for a packaged whole grain blend that cooks in 15 minutes or less to ensure the grains become tender while you're baking the pies.
hearty turkey pot pies

Broccoli and Brown Butter Fusilli with Toasted Almonds
Brown butter makes an easy yet luscious sauce for this elegant pasta. Swap the fusilli for any other short pasta—penne or orecchiette are great options. If you prefer a milder taste, reduce the amount of hot pepper flakes.
broccoli brown butter fusilli

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