Your Game Plan: The Day Of
Set 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 get crafty.
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 Recipe (shown)
For an extra touch: Throw in some herbs. Toss in 8 sprigs of fresh thyme before roasting the potatoes.
Red Pepper Frittata Squares Recipe
For an extra touch: Add chorizo. Dice 4 ounces Spanish chorizo (cured sausage) and stir it into the cooked onions and peppers.
Mulled Wine Recipe
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.