Small Parties [NOOK Book]


From simple buffet fare to elegant dinners with several courses, Small Parties is your guide for all types of entertaining.

A party, whether for two or twelve, creates a sense of intimacy with guests, and these tasty recipes are sure to be a hit!

Buon appetito!

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From simple buffet fare to elegant dinners with several courses, Small Parties is your guide for all types of entertaining.

A party, whether for two or twelve, creates a sense of intimacy with guests, and these tasty recipes are sure to be a hit!

Buon appetito!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423610847
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,325,757
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Marguerite Henderson is a chef, caterer, and restaurateur. She is a food consultant and has taught cooking classes to hundreds of students over the past 22 years.

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Bistro Salad with Shallot-Dijon Dressing

1 head butter or Bibb lettuce, washed and patted dry
1 small head radicchio lettuce, washed and patted dry
2 medium tomatoes, cut into eighths
1 small cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced


1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 shallot, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Tear the lettuces into bite-sized pieces and place in a salad bowl. Add tomatoes and cucumber. This can be made several hours ahead up to this point; cover with damp paper towel and refrigerate.

In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, mustard, shallot, garlic, salt, and pepper. While still whisking, slowly add the olive oil. Taste for seasoning. This can be made a day or two ahead and refrigerated until ready to use. Makes about 1 cup dressing.

When ready to serve salad, drizzle a few tablespoons of dressing on salad and toss gently; taste. Don't drown the salad. Remaining dressing can be used at a later date. Serves 6.

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Table of Contents

5 Acknowledgments

8 Introduction

6 An Afternoon Tea Party for Eight

22 Autumn Harvest Feast for Eight

30 Awards Night Gala for Eight

38 Breakfast at the Cabin for Six

42 Bridal Party Luncheon for Eight to Ten

48 Celebrate the Graduate Buffet for Twelve

54 French Bistro Apres-Ski Party for Six to Eight

60 Fresh from the Farmers Market Dinner for Eight

68 Girls' Night In for Ten

74 Lazy Sunday Afternoon Dinner for Six to Eight

82 Oh Baby, It's Cold Outside Fireside Dinner for Four

90 Spring Has Sprung Dinner for Eight

98 Summer Concert, Picnic, or Beach Party for Eight

106 Weekend in the Mountains for Six

116 Romantic Provencal Valentine's Day Dinner for Two

124 A Taste of the Mediterranean Easter Dinner for Eight

132 Memorial Day Barbecue for Ten

140 Fireworks on the Fourth Gathering for Eight to Twelve

148 Labor Day Fete on the Patio for Ten

156 Let's Give Thanks Dinner for Twelve

166 Sugar Plum and Wassail Party for Twelve

176 Holiday Get-Together for Twelve

188 Index

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