HOW TO HOST A CASUAL HOLIDAY COMFORT FOOD DINNER
How To Host A Casual Holiday Comfort Food Dinner
Greetings! Thanks for stopping into the blog today during this busy holiday season. Speaking of busy, I hosted 2 dinner parties this week!! Last night was a gathering of my Comfort Food Group. We get together once a month, rotating between each others homes for potluck comfort food. The host chooses and prepares the main course and everyone else brings something comforting to accompany it. Plus, there is always a LOT of comforting, wonderful wines to accompany our meal, as these particular friends are serious wine connoisseurs.
Since this was our holiday get together I decided to make a Traditional Turkey Dinner. Here’s the menu:
In The Bar
At The Table
Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
Haricots Verts with Herbed Butter
And since this was a casual holiday dinner party I kept the table setting simple, a bit rustic and uncomplicated. I also served dinner in my kitchen great-room rather than in the formal dining room.
I threw an easy yet beautiful centerpiece together by simply cutting some holly from a friend’s yard and some cedar branches from a tree in my front yard. I placed them in an urn and voila, I had a quick and also inexpensive (actually free) centerpiece.
For napkins I used white & green striped dish towels from Sur La Table. Click here for similar napkins. They are so great because they are like a lap blanket, oversized and fun. I rolled them up in olive green rafia and tucked in a sprig of rosemary cut from my herb garden.
As party favors I prepared Homemade Peppermint Bark and placed them inside 1/2 Liter Weck Jars that I purchased here. I love these great jars that come in lots of different fun sizes. I got the red & white striped grosgrain ribbon here. Stay tuned and in an upcoming post I’ll show you how to prepare your own Homemade Peppermint Bark.
It was a lovely evening sharing comforting and festive food with great friends.
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- Green & White Striped Dishtowels – $9.95 Set of 3
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- Gibraltar Drinking Glass – $11.96 Set of 4
- Werk Jars for Peppermint Bark – $26.99 Set of 6
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So there you have it: HOW TO HOST A CASUAL HOLIDAY COMFORT FOOD DINNER
Here wishing you a wonderful holiday season.
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