Wednesday, May 20, 2009

How to Host a Cooking Party

Are you looking for a great idea for an exciting night in? Hosting a cooking party is a great way to relax with friends, learn some new recipes, and eat a great meal while you're at it. Watch the how-to video at She Just Got Married or read below for some tips for throwing your own!

1. Select a menu ahead of time and print recipe cards for each station. Make sure dishes have similar cooking times so everything is ready at the same time.
(Almond crusted tilapia station)

2. Set stations for each item-include ingredients, mixing bowls, utensils, baking dish, and recipe card.
(Couscous station)

3. Assign two people to a dish. If it's an easy dish, assign them two items.
(Salad station)

4. Have your friends bring mixing bowls, measuring spoons, and cutting boards if you don't have enough for each station.
(Bread pudding station)

5. Don't forget the drinks! For some reason, I find that cooking in someone else's kitchen can be a little intimidating-having a glass of wine can take the edge off!

Oh yeah, and don't forget to bring your aprons! Have you ever hosted a cooking party? Any tips you'd like to share?


Newlywed Next Door said...

Oh my gosh! I love this idea!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. See you on SJGM!

LexiB said...

Really awesome idea. I am planning a cooking event and needed the basics. This was the first article that popped up in the search engine and thankfully, the most helpful. Thank you for posting this.