For me, holiday parties are all about the mixing and mingling with friends I might not have seen in a while. While I love to cook, I hate to be stuck in the kitchen while the party is rolling. Rather than serve a large meal or buffet, providing snacks that can be eaten one-handed means plenty of opportunity for socializing and minimal time in the kitchen.
Planning the Menu
First things first – no cocktail party is complete without a cheese board! Even if I’m just getting together with a friend or two, we’re always sure to have a cheese board to start things off. It doesn’t need to cost a lot, though – many Whole Foods Market stores have bins of “cheese ends” that are the perfect way to stock a simple cheese board or try new-to-you cheeses. Learn how to create the perfect cheese board.... Read More