With the award-winning Country Weekends, Lee Bailey offered an entertaining book that celebrated a stylish but relaxed life style. Now he's enhanced the genre with Dinners at Home, a smart, accessible book that focuses on all the details that make dinners with friends foolproof and entertaining the pleasure it should be.
Bailey knows that everyone is busy, and having a dinner party be it small or large can be both time-consuming and tiring. So he saves you time and energy by offering nine sure-fire, simple menus that will dazzle any guest. All tastes are accommodated with tasty and easy-to-prepare dishes like Baked Tenderloin of Beef, Lemon Chicken with Sour Cream Sauce, and Mixed Seafood Ragout. There are also Fish, Casserole, Pasta, Pork, Soup, and Vegetarian Dinners. Salads, side dishes, and, of course, desserts are all here and may be mixed and matched following Bailey's tips or the host's wishes. For even greater variety, Lee provides an alternative main dish, thus insuring dinner party ideas for years to come.
Perhaps the greatest help of all are the time plans in which Lee outlines the best way to approach preparing the meal. No more guessing games about when to begin, and no more frustration as you race the clock to beat the arrival of your guests. Simple, step-by-step instructions tell you exactly what to do and in what order; even what can be prepared ahead of time like a Macaroni Casserole with Chicken and Spicy Sausage, a Creamed Corn and Red Bell Pepper Soup that freezes well, and a dry roux that can be kept for months. So don't hesitate a second longer. Invite friends and family over for dinner at home. Full-color illustrations. |