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This book gives beginners solutions to host great casual at-home entertaining with 13 complete menus and much more.
Readers donâ€™t have to be gourmet chefs or nervous wrecks to host casual at-home entertaining. Beginners will have all of their questions answered, from what to serve to what to do. Included are 13 delicious complete menus with easy-to-follow recipes, full color photographs, ideas for music, activities and drinks. Checklists ease readers step-by-step through every phase of planning, preparation, and presentation. Readers will gain confidence and have a terrific time putting together successful celebrations.
"Many people have the desire to entertain in their homes but are a bit intimidated by the task. Ho do I get started? What do I serve? How do I know how much to make? What if I mess it up? If these questions and others start to make you nervous, you can talk yourself out of trying in no time. I want to encourage you. Entertaining and offering hospitality to those you care about is extremely satisfying and fun. Where you lack the experience, I can help. I have designed this book with you in mind."
"What attracted me to this book was the author's comments 'You don't have to be a gourmet chef..or a nervous wreck to throw a great dinner party.' Mendez's experience in catering and coordinating events is a boon to aspiring home chefs as she sets out the steps to create a fabulous party. Easy Entertaining for Beginners is a must-have gift for any person setting off on their own or for those embarking on new territory." Irene Watson for Reader Views
"Easy Entertaining for Beginners, a step-by-step, beautifully illustrated manual has thoroughly 'user friendly' answers to all the common questions and concerns that the novice party planner might have. It is an ideal resource for the novice -- and has a great deal to offer even the more experienced host." Mary Cowper, Midwest Book Review
"Easy Entertaining for Beginners is one of the better pary planning guides I've come across. The book is warm and friendly in tone and recipes are clearly laid out so that anyone should be able to tackle them. If you've ever wanted to throw a bash that others talk about for years down the road, you must purchase a copy of Easy Entertaining for Beginners!" Tracy Farnsworth for Roundtable Reviews
Library of Congress: 2007940502
Book Publisher: Maple Heights Press
No. of Pages: 172
Illustrations (B&W): 6
Illustrations (Color): 16