Summertime means lots of get-togethers with friends and family members. Whether it’s a weekend barbecue with your friends from the neighborhood, an impromptu weeknight dinner outdoors on the patio, or a big shindig complete with 100 of your closest relatives, summer is the season for entertaining. Make your parties and soirees simple – ask every guest to bring a favorite appetizer or dessert, set up a buffet on a large kitchen island or on the dining room table so that each person can help himself to goodies when a case of the munchies hit, and choose easy menus so that you aren’t spending most of your time watching the pots on the stove and missing out on schmoozing with attendees. Keep your kitchen well-stocked with the items that will simplify your parties and not make you go diving into drawers. Here’s a quick list of stuff to keep on hand: · House jar opener · Icon beverage wrench · Two tone coasters · Supreme pie and dessert saver · Deep-tone beverage napkins · Elite wine stopper · Ice cream scoop · Pizza cutter
There. Now, your kitchen is officially ready for summer! Get partying, people!