Thursday, August 12, 2010

Come One, Come All: Easy Entertaining With Seasonal Menus

Come One, Come All: Easy Entertaining With Seasonal Menus, With Over 150 Recipes from the Minneapolis Star Tribune Taste Section
by Lee Svitak Dean [641.505 Dea]

Are you looking for some fresh ideas for a party or your next family feast? This is a good book to page through for tips and inspiration. The menus are divided by the seasons. The spring menus focus on graduation parties and bridal showers. There is a menu for a bridal shower tea featuring Chicken Salad Mini-Cups. The summer menus are attuned to outdoor entertaining -- picnics and barbeques. The fall menus center on football parties and, of course, Thanksgiving. The winter menus celebrate the holidays with buffets and sit down dinners. Lee Svitak Dean is the food editor for the Minneapolis-St. Paul Tribune. These recipes are chosen from her columns. In the introduction, Dean credits her mother as her inspiration for hosting parties and dinners. Her mother's tips for a successful party are -- plan ahead, make lists, do as much as possible ahead, cleanup after yourself as you work and, most importantly, have fun. She also reminds us "it's not hard to impress your guests. They are simply glad that they are not cooking themselves." -- recommended by Donna G. - Virtual Services Department

[ official Lee Svitak Dean web site ]

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