An Easy Gift-Wrapping Party
Your Game Plan: The Day OfSet up a work space. No decorating necessary. Just designate an area (dining room, kitchen, even Ping-Pong table) and clear it. Make sure there’s plenty of room to 4 Ways to Snazz Up Stick-on Bows.
Start cooking. It will take you only an hour to prepare the food. Work in this order: potatoes, frittata, mulled wine. This menu is delightfully low-maintenance, even with some extra touches.
The RecipesOven Fries With Garlic Aioli (shown)
For an extra touch: Throw in some herbs. Toss in 8 sprigs of fresh thyme before roasting the potatoes.
Red Pepper Frittata Squares
For an extra touch: Add chorizo. Dice 4 ounces Spanish chorizo (cured sausage) and stir it into the cooked onions and peppers.
For an extra touch: Spike it with a splash of Cointreau. Add 1/4 cup Cointreau or some other orange-flavored liqueur to the pot.
Tip: Supplement your no-fuss menu with a few easy-to-serve items like mixed nuts, premade pesto and baguette, cheese straws, and chocolate twigs.
Far from boring, this go-to neutral can take any room to new stylish heights.