This menu has been created to accommodate those who have a minimum of time to devote to cooking.

Sangría - Sherry - Choice of Wines

Black or Green Olives (no red pimento inside!)           Spinach Dip with Pita Bread

Fresh Asparagus Spears (slightly cooked) wrapped in Jamón (ham)

Aioli (Garlic Mayonnaise) = Garlic Dip with Raw Veggies
 (dip also goes well with asparagus/ham rolls above)

Garlic Flavored Crackers or Mini Garlic Toasts

      Marinated Artichokes
(may be bought at salad bar in supermarket)

Ensalada Mista
Simplified version:
Romaine lettuce, marinated artichoke hearts, 
olives (green/black), fresh asparagus (slightly cooked), hard-boiled eggs, 
sliced red sweet pepper, cherry tomatoes, seasoning, oil & vinegar dressing

Chick Pea (Garbanzo Bean) Salad
Simplified version:
combine can of chick peas, chopped green pepper, onion, 
fresh tomato, parsley, garlic, seasoning, oil & vinegar dressing

(can be bought as frozen entrees)

Paella (Yellow Rice with Chicken, Sausage & Seafood) (this page has no less than 36 recipes for Paella)

Arroz Español (Spanish Rice with tomatoes, onions, green pepper, ground beef, etc.)

Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and Rice Casserole )           Ham/Onion/Cheese/Spinach Quiche

Jamón (ham) in any form

Grilled Vegetables on a skewer 
(tomatoes, peppers, onions, mushrooms, zucchini brushed with olive oil)

Tortilla de Patatas (Potato & Egg Omelet)

Creamed Spinach 
(can be bought in frozen section of supermarket)

Rolls with Marmalade
(Marmalade should preferably be made from Seville Oranges if available)

Spanish Orange Tart
Simplified version:
make one-layer white cake; cover generously with orange marmalade 
and add mandarin oranges and whipped cream garnish or just buy an Orange Cake.

Carmel Flan
Rice Pudding
(above can also be purchased ready made in dairy case of supermarket)

Fruit Salad

More Spanish recipes:

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