GET FANCY DISHES
KEEP THE DRINKS FLOWING
GARNISHES ARE YOUR BFF
Maybe you love baking — and that’s great! Or maybe you’re more excited by the thought of eating the finished product. For those in the latter camp, stop worrying about suddenly becoming the next great baking champion and just buy a pie from the store to garnish at home. Nuts like pecans are easy and classic, but we also love chopped up figs for an unexpected foodie touch.
On a similar note, you can totally get away with serving your guests comfort food if you fancify it a bit. Baked mac and cheese is an eternal crowd pleaser, and adding lobster to the mix makes it feel extra special and festive. You don’t even need to make a stop at the fish market: frozen lobster tails aren’t too difficult to find at your local grocery store. Simply thaw, boil or bake, and voila, leveled up mac and cheese.