Let’s get ready for a New Years Eve Dinner Party. Planning and early day before set up is essential so that you enjoy the party yourself. Don’t wait until the last moment to set your table and serving area. Any prep work you can do the day or two before will shake away that deer in the headlights feeling. Then you will feel composed and ready to enjoy you own party.
We had eight of our closest friends at our home to celebrate and ring in the New Year. Cocktail and appetizer hour started at 7pm and dinner was ready to serve an hour and half later. The twice baked potatoes were prepared the day prior and were ready to place in the oven for the final baking one hour before dinner. The tenderloin smoked for 1 hour, grill seared for 15 minutes and then slow cooked in the oven (on and off) for the balance of the day before carving to serve at a delicious medium-rare.
Oh how I wish I were better at remembering to take pictures. The appetizer table was adorned with so many good foods brought by our friends to share while we enjoyed each others company. There was a splendid crudités platter. I just learned this phrase when my friend who just returned home from living in…
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