*From the booklet “Festivities, Feasts and Fun”.
Creating the Perfect Party Ambience
set up a few different food tables to avoid crowding.
to showcase your appetizers, place different sized boxes underneath your tablecloth and use a variety of serving dishes to give your display dimension and visual appeal.
cook up a heavenly holiday scent by boiling 3 cinnamon sticks, 3 bay leaves, 1 sliced lemon, 1 orange peel and 4 cups of water, an hour before guests arrive.
if your freezer gets full, use your empty dishwasher to store ice. Make sure you’ve run your dishwasher through a rinse cycle before filling it with the ice. Because it’s insulated, the ice should stay cold, and any melting goes straight down the drain.
Shrimp with Style
Create an elegant ice bowl to keep your seafood sauce and shrimp chilled and looking scrumptious. Line a bowl with holly, herbs or berries then place a smaller bowl inside. Place a piece of tape across the bowls to keep the smaller bowl in place and prevent it from floating too high. Fill the space between the two bowls with water and freeze overnight. Let the bowl sit out for a few minutes the next day - when the ice bowl starts to “sweat” a little, it will easily slip out. Keep the ice bowl frozen until your party starts. A five-inch ice bowl will last for about three hours at room temperature.