The 2 Biggest Entertaining Mistakes (How to Avoid)
[dropcap style=”font-size: 60px; color: #9b9b9b;”] I[/dropcap] love this time of year.
Here in Oz, Summer is just around the corner and the lure of long lazy days on the horizon. Yay for holidays.
Even though we don’t officially celebrate Thanksgiving here, I love the concept of this holiday.
When I lived in California, I really embraced it. Taking the time to get together with your loved ones and give thanks with a big feast thrown in.
What’s not to love about that?
But the holidays can come with their fair share of stress.
So I thought I’d talk about the 2 biggest mistakes most people make when it comes to entertaining. And of course my tips for avoiding them…
Mistake 1: Trying to do too much
It’s so easy to get carried away when planning a feast. Even though I’m a big fan of keeping things as simple as possible, especially in the kitchen, I still fall for this rookie mistake from time to time.
So what’s the solution?
Easy. Write down your menu. Leave it aside for at least a few hours, preferably overnight.
Then read through and cut out anything that feels like too much effort. Be ruthless!
Mistake:2 Not allowing enough time
Things in the kitchen always take longer than you expect. Even for experienced cooks like me.
Again the solution comes down to planning. And being realistic and honest with yourself and realistic.