Have you ever had friends coming over and you suddenly don’t know how to entertain them? Or you want to gather all of your new friends and catch up but you can’t plan on what activities you will enjoy doing together? Try cooking and sharing recipes, it is a wonderful way to entertain your guests, particularly for new acquaintances. There is nothing more satisfying for girls but to catch up and talk all day. But sometimes when you are all stressed out, cooking is a nice way to de-stress and yet still get to share what has been happening with your lives. For those new friends, you’ve just met, sharing recipes is a nice way to start a good and lasting friendship. But planning this event for your girlfriends might be a little too hard if you don’t do it ahead of the event.
Have an invitation for the cooking event and emphasize that an RSVP is delivered on time. Establish the rule of whether friends and family will need to purchase their own ingredients for their recipes or is it provided by the host. If it’s possible, ask them ahead of their kitchen gadgets or appliances or tools that they might need so you can rent or buy it or just have them bring their own. The cooking time shouldn’t exceed an hour so everybody gets the opportunity to cook their recipes before everyone gets too exhausted. On the invitation request if anybody has any food allergies or intolerance that could cause serious effects so everyone is able to narrow down the dish and recipes choices that they’ll be cooking. When you’re receiving the lists of recipes, make sure that each of the classes are complete; from appetizers to soup to dessert. If, for instance, nobody will be cooking soup, try to get a volunteer or you can do it yourself. Print all the recipes in advance and make a separate copy for each so you can follow it while it’s being done. Are you looking for great seafood recipes? Look at the previously talked about site.
But don’t give out the copies beforehand; it is still good to be surprised. Bear in mind that you all might be cooking all day so try not to eat too much when tasting each other’s recipes; you would like to wait until everybody is done and have dinner together. Prepare a wine and some coffee or tea to drink so nobody losses their appetite or have too much appetite. Bank on each other’s conversation and take advantage of the opportunity to catch up with what is new with your friends. Get some secret recipes that might interest your family so that you can also learn some new cooking techniques from your friends. Try to have the place all to yourselves on the day of the event or have it in a hotel or some other place where you’ll be cooking with no interruptions. When it’s too impossible, designate a separate room for the kids and prepare some activities for them to do as well. Cooking is a fun activity that you and your friends can share. You can choose to do it on a regular basis, say once every month, you all set aside a day to discuss recipes as you share your lives together.