|Have a great time this evening. When you wake up tomorrow and consider your New Year’s resolutions, here’s an idea:
Spend more time with friends and family in the New Year by entertaining more often and more easily.
Don’t focus on a formal event that takes time to plan and costs a lot of money. Think casual, and simply set aside 2 hours a month to catch up with people you don’t see often enough, or with those you’ve met but haven’t had the chance to see again.
Make it a regular event and set aside the second Friday evening or third Sunday afternoon of the month, for example. Invite 4 to 8 people over for a mini-tasting:
Try different teas, mineral waters, Spanish cheeses, single-origin chocolate bars—whatever you’d like to learn more about.
The group will enjoy mixing and discovering new specialty foods; small groups are easier and less expensive to manage and guests mix more easily.
Spend an evening with sparkling wines and
triple-crême cheeses (here, Brie and
Champagne). Photo courtesy Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.