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There was a time when I didn’t entertain. I thought my apartment was too small, my furniture too shabby and too liberally coated with cat hair, and my budget too limited. I figured my friends would politely decline my invitations and my family, always outspoken, would loudly announce that I was out of my mind.
I was wrong. I asked a few people over for brunch after their Sunday morning gym workouts. It was a huge success. In fact, after a month or so, my friends stopped going to the gym and just came for brunch.
I’m still inviting friends over for brunch. It’s a great, easy way to entertain. And it’s perfect for a holiday weekend, especially because most of it can be prepared before your guests arrive. This Thanksgiving Sunday, here’s what I’m cooking:
Pear, Walnut and Cambazola Salad
Stuffed Croissant French Toast
Simple, but yummy. And, because my friends expect it of me, there will be dessert. And it will be chocolate. That’s because whenever I don’t make something chocolate for dessert, my friends gaze at me with wounded-puppy-dog eyes. Perhaps it’s my imagination, but sometimes I hear whimpering too.
Of course, just putting food on the table isn’t the whole event, as Hazel would be the first to tell you. There’s deciding who you want to invite and thinking of a cute or fun way to invite them. There’s shopping. There’s figuring out how you want your table to look. There are a lot of ways to go.
Stick with us for a week, and we’ll tell you how to make this a brunch to remember. (We’ll also tell you how to take some shortcuts if you’re just not up for the whole process–remember, you’re supposed to have fun too.)