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Practicing my hostess skills


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Practicing my hostess skills

JennS | Sep 21, 2008 04:21 PM

I'm recently married. Living in a small one-bedroom NYC apartment, my husband and I have done almost no entertaining. I'd love to start having people over for dinner but definitely need to practice my cooking, timing, etc. I'm going to invite one couple over -- they are VERY close friends so I can't be too nervous. Now, what to serve? I'm not a huge cook, although I enjoy cooking when I do, so don't want to try anything too complicated, and I'd love to do as much as possible ahead of time.

Here's what I have: Cuisinart Griddler (can be used as grill), food processor, KA mixer, stick blender, pizza stone, plus all the basics.

Here's what I'm thinking for the menu:

Butternut squash soup
Roasted chicken? (have never made one) or some sort of grilled fish -- salmon?
Side fall vegetable dish?
Roasted new potatoes w/rosemary & olive oil
Salad/cheese plate

What do you think? Any tips? Thanks so much!

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