Hosting dinner shouldn’t be stressful and having a group of friends or acquaintances to your home should be treated as an opportunity to get to know people, share laughter and enjoy a meal. The more relaxed the hosts are, the more likely a group will feel comfortable and conversation will flow without difficulty.
Many foods can be prepared ahead of time, and it works to choose a menu that combines easy entertaining recipes that can be pre-prepared or premade and frozen ahead of time.
The key to entertaining is to give the impression you have spent hours cooking, but a little bit each day in the lead-up will ensure the cook and host enjoy the evening just as much as the guests.
Some super simple recipes that give restaurant impressions, ensure delicious results and overwhelming compliments are:
. Crispy Salmon Salad
. Feta Stuffed Chicken Breast, served with Sautéed Broccolini and Ginger.
. Wild Mushroom Beef Wellington
. A Garden Bed Pavlova
These recipes are all featured in 4 Ingredients Christmas - the all-year-round ‘go to’ recipe book for easy, elegant, entertaining recipes. This book will inspire you, impress all and essentially give you a relaxed evening!
See more of these featured recipes on our You Tube channel:
Baked Brie with Macadamia Praline http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7uy7v3AHOM
Cookie & Cream Truffles http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFGKQoRk--c
Rocky Road http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxzO-T4cGww