Christmas is the time to catch up on close friends and family – the perfect occasion for an intimate dinner party. Make a date to do this before festive work functions and family commitments take over.
It doesn’t have to be elaborate! Just simple fresh food. It’s all about being around those you love and spending quality time with them. We never know what life is going to dish out so make the most of now and enjoy those special people.
The key here is again being organised and delegating a few tasks to those coming. Ask someone to bring the champagne, someone red wine, another chocolates, and another a bunch flowers for the table.
I find outsourcing those jobs better than asking them to bring food – too much room for error here.
As a before-dinner snack, try a big bowl of salted pistachios in their shells to serve with champagne.
Then for the main, eye fillet steaks on the BBQ with Dijon mustard (or béarnaise sauce if you have time).
I love a big green salad packed with goodies. Nothing tricky, just tried and true.
For me nothing beats a gorgeous sorbet at this time of the year. Try raspberry Sorbet with a few fresh raspberries and a dusting of icing sugar.
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