Vegan Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate Seeds Almonds Feasting At Home
Who doesn t love a good party? There always seems to be a reason to celebrate: birthdays holidays special occasions and graduations - all great opportunities. Planning a party however can be a lot more difficult than attending one. One of the biggest headaches of party-planning can be organizing the food. Many people would opt for the choice to go potluck having each guest bring a small platter of appetizers but you are the host /hostess of the century so you ve got to some standards to live up to. Don t let this scare you though. Party hors d oeuvres don t have to be snooty concoctions with complex names that no one can pronounce. When planning what kind of food to serve always go with easy party appetizers. This is a great idea because it allows your guests to have a variety of food options thus making everyone happy.
There s an important distinction between serving appetizers right out of a bag such as chips with a canned bean dip and a appetizer that takes time to prepare and involves some creativity. It s one thing to have close buddies drop over to watch a game and attack a bag of chips and drink a beer yet quite another when you re serving a gourmet appetizers in a staid ambiance. So what are some occasions in which gourmet appetizers are called for? One important occasion when you would want to serve appetizers would be at a wedding reception. A wedding reception is an occasion where many friends and relatives who haven t seen each other in a very long time meet. There are also bound to be strangers at the reception. Although weddings are for celebrating the union of two people the atmosphere initially may seem cold.
Just remember these key rules when deciding what to make. 1. Presentation is everything. Coordinate your easy party appetizers with the party theme by using decorative platters and adding a little flair to your food. Think about the theme of your party. For example if you re throwing a Hawaiian-themed party you probably won t want to serve caviar or Italian-style appetizers. Try using recipes that have ingredients commonly found in native Hawaiian food. Use your imagination. Also remember that food only looks as good as the dish you re serving it on so choose platters in solid bold colors. And for a little extra fun stick the food with colorful toothpicks plastic swords or cocktail umbrellas (whatever goes with your theme). 2. Use simple fresh and quality ingredients.