|Chicken with Garlic and Olives|
for a Sit Down Dinner
However, now that there are fewer people in our family I don’t do that as often.
You can also plan a meal where most of it can be prepared one or two days ahead. With todays freezers and stores having such good bakeries and delis you can serve a great meal and still have time to enjoy it yourself.
Rotisserie chicken comes to mind. Served with a homemade salad for a first course, maybe a mashed potato dish or scalloped potatoes, and fill in with pickles, olives and a relish tray.
|Finish with a nice dessert|
The finale can be as simple as coffee and bars, or maybe a cake from the bakery. If you want a change from turkey or ham try Cornish hens or lamb. Both are simple to fix and will give your reputation a boost. Everyone will think you really worked at putting together a great meal. Serve it buffet style and let them help themselves. Remember that filling in the meal with pickles, rolls and jam and jellies will save you some time and headache.
|Perfect for watching the Game|
Really the key is to enjoy your self and your guests will enjoy it also.