A couple of days ago, my husband said, "We should have someone over tonight." Our house was relatively clean, I had just bought a few pounds of ground beef on sale, and it had been a long time since we had gotten together with the neighbors on our cul-de-sac. Why not invite a … [Read more...] about Choosing Go-To Meals for Last-Minute Entertaining
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How to Build Friendships with Dinner Guests I'm sure you'll agree with me that making friends as an adult is hard. You can't just run up to someone at the grocery store, tell her that you love her hair and run off skipping together, holding hands, like you could as a kid. But … [Read more...] about Building Friendships with Dinner Guests
If you do much entertaining, dinner party mistakes are inevitable. Today I'm going to share with you what to do and how to recover when something goes wrong. A few months ago, I threw a study party for my son's academic team at school before their big state … [Read more...] about Dinner Party Mistakes: What to Do and How to Recover
How to Save Money When Entertaining Guests If money is tight, you might feel like you can't afford to entertain guests. But that's not necessarily true. When my husband and I were newly married, we lived on a super tight budget. We went on $10 date nights, ate a lot of beans … [Read more...] about Entertaining on a Budget: 6 Ways to Save Big on Food
How to Plan a Simple Dinner Party Menu Are you stumped by what to make for dinner guests? Maybe you have a great grilled chicken recipe but don't know what to serve with it. Or it could be you don't know how many sides you should fix. Maybe coming up with a winning main dish and … [Read more...] about The Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Casual Dinner Party Menu