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6 80’s Themed Dishes for Premiere Night

By Ellie Sher | Sep 23rd, 2013

Gear up for the wonder years with these festive bites and tune in to the series premiere of The Goldbergs on Tuesday, September 24 at 9/8c.

1. Grapefruit Thyme Spritz

Keep tabs on your waistline with this low-calorie cocktail, laden with fresh grapefruit, thyme, and a healthy swig of vodka. Forget the can of Tab cola and pour yourself one (or two) of this lightened-up pick – trust us, you’ll need them when you find out your youngest son, like Adam Goldberg, has been capturing all your family’s insanity on video. Watch how they’re made, above!

Recipe: Grapefruit Thyme Spritz

2. Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

Shake it up, baby, and give yourself a break from the days of Shake ‘N Bake chicken dinners. Every overbearing matriarch like Beverly Goldberg wants to serve her family la crème de la crème. Encrusted in a light Parmesan-Panko breading, these juicy cutlets are served atop a citrus arugula salad for a sophisticated family dinner.

Recipe: Parmesan Chicken Cutlets

3. Charred Sweet Peas with Mint

Swap those old school TV dinners with their sad pockets of steamed vegetables in favor of these bright and bold charred sweet peas. Ready in less than 10 minutes flat, this simple side makes for a lovely accompaniment to any main course.

Recipe: Charred Sweet Peas with Mint

4. Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Zucchini and Peppers

Pasta salad is as much a staple of the ‘80s as side ponytails and bike shorts (i.e. Erika Goldberg’s signature style). Chock-full of bell peppers, zucchini, capers, and mozzarella, this light, tangy pasta salad delivers maximum Flavor (flav).

Recipe: Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

5. Orange Julius

A luscious milkshake meets a zippy glass of Tang in this go-to after school snack. Simply toss the ingredients in a blender and slurp this ultra creamy delight to your heart’s desire.

Recipe: Orange Julius

6. Sour Cherry Pudding Pops

Channel your inner home economics goddess with these homemade ice pops. Composed of velvety vanilla pudding and a swirl of tart cherry compote, these made-over ice cream truck favorites squash even the most intense sibling rivalry.

Recipe: Sour Cherry Pudding Pops


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