ntertaining friends and family during the holiday season is as customary as drinking eggnog and opening presents. These gatherings usually involve investigating new and delicious recipes, decorating the house to the hilt, building the perfect collection of holiday tunes to play and finding fun activities to keep everyone engaged throughout.
The key to successful entertaining over the holidays is preparation. Here are some tips from Mike Wisner, executive chef for kitchen appliance maker LG Electronics USA, to help you throw a great holiday party:
The menu is one of the most important aspects of a holiday gathering.
To keep everyone happy with each course, make sure you have something for simple and extravagant tastes. Cheese, sausages or cured meats and
crackers provide you with plenty of options. Also be aware of your guests’ food allergies.
Map out your meals a few days in advance and don’t feel like you have to cook everything.
Cold food items make great hors d’oeuvres. Decide when you want to eat, so you know when
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