Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Easy Entertaining for Beginners by Patricia Mendez


Whether you're an old hand or you've never hosted a dinner party in your life, you can wow your friends and have a terrific time putting together a superb evening. Hostess extraordinaire Patricia Mendez guides you every step of the way, so you can let go of worry and stress.All your questions, from what to serve to what to do, are clearly answered. You get everything you need for a talk-of-the-town party, included:- 13 Complete Menus with delicious recipes and easy instructions- Full Color Photographs- Ideas for music, activities, drinks, along with themes for popular occasions- Practical Advice and useful party etiquette- 13 Checklists to ease you step-by-step through every phase of planning, preparation, and presentation- Confidence so you and your guests enjoy your at-home entertaining to the fullest!Even if your party's on Saturday night and it's already Wednesday, you can pull it off with ease and grace -- once you know Patricia's secret.

Paperback: 172 pages
Publisher: Maple Heights Press (August 1, 2008)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0979956404
ISBN-13: 978-0979956409
My Review: This is a simple but detail oriented cookbook with 13 whole menus for different social occasions. I was very impressed with the layout. There are grocery lists for each menu and instructions for the dishes and extras like music options to play while entertaining. There is a wide variety of social settings to pick from including boy and girl birthday parties. My stepfather likes LSU football and entertaining so I will be loaning this book to him next. Recommended for those who like to entertain and the ones who want to learn. :)

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