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Over the years, we have been faced with fancy cookbooks and elaborate entertainment guides. So much so, we’ve become overwhelmed, developed false pretenses and a fear of entertaining. We’re led to believe that we must have fancy decor, expensive wine and the ability to cook gourmet meals when dining.
The truth of the matter is we live in a hectic, money conscious and time-starved society. We shouldn’t feel the need to cook from scratch or prepare the most expensive meal. Proper dining is about “guest care” rather than trying to impress by how much money we spend.
The true secret to everyday dining is surprisingly simple:
1. Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
2. Order from a local caterer.
3. Prepare a buffet style table.
4. Encourage your guests to help themselves.
Last, know that your guests are grateful for the invitation to attend dinner. They are not there to judge but to enjoy being with you. Once they’re treated like members of the family, they become more relaxed. And the sooner they’re relaxed, the sooner you are!