The holiday season is here, and here at Pop, Fizz, Clink we have been busy planning the start to the season’s many dinners and soirees. After a busy Thanksgiving week, full of divine food, festive drinks and great company, we are more than excited to take on the holidays. Our Thanksgiving dinner party was among the first of the events, setting the stage for what is to come this season. At any holiday gathering, whether it be a dinner with friends, a cocktail hour or a holiday work event, there are simple tips to keep you stress free.
1. Don’t overdo the menu.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are known for their traditional menus, often including turkey, ham, potatoes, rolls, and endless desserts. You don't have to do it all. Instead of that overwhelming turkey-day meal, we celebrated with a simplistic menu with only a few items.
2. Be different.
Instead of serving those traditional dishes, switch it up and be different. Put a twist on the foods everyone loves around the holidays, and create new traditions. Our menu included Spinach Artichoke Dip in a bread bowl, Brined Cornish Hens, Brussel Sprouts, and Ricotta Mashed Potatoes.
3. Make it your own.
With the excitement and bustle of the holiday season, don’t feel like you have to go out and purchase décor items for an elaborate table setting or centerpiece. Use items you have around the house to make it your own.