Its My Home : 2016
IT’S MY HOME 18 T he best celebrations are relaxed ones. Your guests are coming to see you as well as your new home so you don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen. If you serve something simple that can be prepared in advance, there’s more time to relax with your friends. If you are planning a casual drinks affair, a large cheese platter filled with delicious cheeses, dates, quince paste and crackers dressed up with a big bunch of grapes and some plump strawberries is an easy way to please your guests whilst they tour the house with a glass of bubbles or beer. If you’d prefer a stand up lunch or cocktail style dinner, you can purchase Chinese style take away HOST THE PERFECT HOUSEWARMING CELEBRATING YOUR NEW HOME IS A PIECE OF CAKE WITH THESE TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS CELEBRATE WITH A GLASS OF BUBBLES OR BEER boxes from a local discount store and fill them with Bill Granger’s delicious salad. It’s always good to serve something hot at mealtimes, so add some chicken satay or lamb cutlets that can be grilled on either a BBQ or a grill pan just before serving. This is a simple and easy way to cater with a minimum of fuss and washing up! If you were planning a more intimate sit down meal you can adapt this and serve the grilled meats on a large platter with a bowl of the citrus salad and some fresh bread or roasted potatoes. Finish with a light dessert, like Eton Mess, which is perfect for a casual housewarming meal with friends and family.