Top 5 Summer Serveware...for the Culinary-Challenged
Long days and longer weekends give us the perfect reason to invite friends and family to cool down by the pool or sizzle up next to the grill.
There's a little great host in everyone, but when the party requires a bit more skill in front of the oven or grill (or martini table), well...not everyone quite makes the cut.
Which is why your resident stylistos and decoristas at Umbra thought of highlighting...
THE TOP 5 PERFECT SERVEWARE FOR THE CULINARY-CHALLENGED SUMMER HOST OR HOSTESS.
You might not be able to make a proper Tom Collins or a simple Cesar even with an app on hand, but you can sure get a pre-mixed bottle from the store. Serve on top of GARLAND to spike up small talk when handing drinks...
The next item on every non-cook's menu should always be some wine...paired with charmers and toppers that, while inedible, prevents guests from fighting over whose full pinot noir is on the table.
The least intimidating food to prepare that gives the most plus points from the ladies is almost always a refreshing toss of mix from the fresh produce aisle. Accent with CRISP salad prongs to visually invite (and if they ask for something else, point toward the bowl of chips).
If the kids must have something, then they can at least enjoy the richest fudge chocolate brownie cake from the nearest grocery. Serve even slices with SWEET cake servers.
Lastly, you gotta serve something to your buddies right? Well your buddy knows what you're awesome at (and the art of grilling is not quite there yet). Good thing they're easy to please with the group's favourite item on the menu. Open with BUDDY bottle opener and let the backyard hangout begin!
Enjoy summer, folks, and drink and entertain responsibly.