So often someone is coming over for dinner and I turn to the Mr. and say what should I make? I can’t seem to remember ever hosting any event before, much less anything I’ve ever made! Or worse, you wonder ‘didn’t I make Julie lasagna the last time she came over? Or was it roast chicken?’ So part of the “paper” component of my first anniversary gift–although I will admit that it was more a gift to myself than to the Mr.–was this Entertaining Book from Graphic Image. Although I do think he’ll appreciate a record of all the fine bread breaking moments in our household someday!
I found it last holiday in Real Simple and finally came up with an excuse to buy it! Every page has a seating chart so you can remember who came over for dinner or brunch and how you sat the table, as well as what linens you used. I love how it accommodates all different table shapes.
And then there’s room to write in the menu served.
Just to prove to you that I’ve been diligent so far in recording meals, here are our last two meals with guests.
The book is finished with gold leaf on the pages to make it extra fancy. Finally, it comes with some helpful guidelines about all of the entertaining formality we seem to have all completely forgotten.