Throwing a party for your friends and loved ones could be an entirely stressful and expensive process. In addition to planning out your party, another area of concern would be how to make the various dishes to feed your list of guests.
However, hosting a party should not be an all stressful event. Here we talk about five recipes you can prepare with ease for any party and give your guests the great taste they deserve.
In addition to preparing a great recipe, a few other things will go a long way in adding color and fun to your party.
Draw a List of Your Guests
Making a list of who would be coming for your party will help you with preparations. With a list of your expected guests, you’d know the number of people you are making provisions for, and what you have to make available for each guest.
Make Drinks Available and Easy to Access
Drinks are an essential part of every party. You should not just buy them, but prepare them in such a way that they are accessible to your guests. People shouldn’t be in traffic trying to access a drink. An area with free passage for people would be an ideal place for drinks.
Prepare Easy Dishes Everyone Would Enjoy
Dontspend all your time just making healthy meals for your party. It’s your party, and you should be at the party and not in the kitchen. Also, your guests deserve a memorable meal experience at your party.
These five recipes are easy to prepare but would have your guests asking for more.
● Fruit Salad
Fruit salad is a typically inexpensive combination of fruits that can be enjoyed by everyone. All you need is the right combination of ingredients, using grapes as a base. Preparing a fruit salad is simple, and you can combine raisins with any other fruits. The good thing is, you can make your fruit salad, based on available fruits in the market.
You can combine any of these, for instance, adding color to your table
- Mandarin oranges
- Sliced banana
- Melons of any sort, such as watermelons, honeydew, etc.
● French Toast
French toast, just like fruit salad, is another party food that’s easy to prepare and tasty to enjoy.
Your simple ingredients include your bread coated on each side with a perfect mix of eggs and milk. Mix your eggs and milk in a bowl, and cover your bread from there. You might decide to add some ground cinnamon for extra flavor. For your toast, go ahead to fry on a girdle greased on both sides, the same way you’d do with your pancakes.
You can add butter and syrup or jam when it is time to serve.
● Italian Pasta Casserole
The Italian pasta casserole is a sweet, easy to prepare pasta you can spice up to serve.
For a guest of about six people, these ingredients would be enough. You can adjust the quantity based on your guests.
- 1 jar of your favorite red sauce. You can use Rinaldi.
- 1 lb. of pasta. You can use a basic Fusilli or Penne.
- 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese.
- ½ pound of chopped, cooked Italian sausage.
- ½ onion chopped fine.
- Ground parmesan cheese for topping.
To prepare, follow directions provided in your pasta to heat and dry it, then place in a greased pan large enough to contain the pasta and heat. Add all ingredients and mix. When your cheese turns golden and bubbly, you can serve with a garden salad for spicing.
● Salmon Nigiri
What is a better way to mesmerize the taste buds of your guests and show them the wonders of Asia other than through the phenomenal taste of the Salmon Nigiri Sushi? The Major Constituents of this meal is a small mound of rice with fish on top of it.
Although the Salmon Nigiri will put your knife skills to the test, it’s a meal worth trying and will only take 20 minutes tops to prepare.
- 2 cups of seasoned cooked sushi rice
- 10 thin slices of fresh salmon
- Soy sauce
- Pickled ginger
All you need do to prepare the Salmon Nigiri is to wet your hands with water, then shape the already cooked seasoned rice into 10 moulds. After that, put some Wasabi on the 10 thin slices of salmon then place them gently on top of the rice moulds – the Wasabi will naturally stick the fish to the rice. Finally, press well with your hands to give the Nigiri its shape.
Make sure you serve immediately with soy sauce and pickled ginger on the side. This simple dish is easy to make and is sure to give your guests a memorable experience.
If you’re interested in learning or trying out more mouth-watering sushi dishes, you can head on to Izumi Philly and take a look at the inventory.
● Grilled Halloumi Salad Recipe
Putting a Grilled halloumi salad together is easy. It has the right combination of all the flavors you like. Briny olives, spicy garlic, the crunchy cucumbers, all your tastes in the right mix. You would need these right combination of ingredients
- 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon of za’atar
- 1 clove of finely chopped garlic
- 5 tablespoon of olive oil
- 12 ounces Halloumi cheese slices ½ inches thick
- 2 hearts of romaine lettuce coarsely chopped
- 1 cucumber thinly sliced
- 1 red onion thinly sliced
- ½ kalamata olives
To prepare, mix your ingredients in a bowl and separate them in batches, put in a heated cast iron skillet and sprinkle oil. Heat until they’re browned, flipping at intervals. Add chickpeas, cucumber, onions, and olive to dress.
While You Party, Think Safety
While you prepare for your party, consider prioritizing security for your guests and yourself so you won’t become a victim of some burglar’s plan. As such, ensuring that your home is burglary proof is an essential step to making your guests feel both safe and comfortable.