In a month’s time, we’ll start to shop for Christmas gifts and decorations and before that, there is Halloween and Thanksgiving. It’s hard to imagine that we are actually in the final quarter of the year and it makes me wonder where did all my time go? Before I start making a list of gifts to hand out to friends and family and thinking about my New Year resolution, I have more pressing issue at hand – ENTERTAINING. Oh yes, I’m sure everyone has this love-hate relationship when it comes to entertaining guests.
(a) Catching up with friends and family
(b) Food and lots of it
(c) For once, I actually get tired of non-stop talking (to my other half’s surprise)
(d) Flaunt one’ s culinary skill or share your favourite recipes with people you love
(e) The possibility of leftovers
(a) The aftermath of entertaining – tidy and washing up (especially if you don’t have a dishwasher like me)
(b) The trickiness of cooking large quantity. Even with the recipes that you’re most confortable with, it can be difficult to maintain the same taste consistency as when you cook in a smaller portion.
(c) Depending the type of food and the number of people you are entertaining, it may stretch your budget a little.