Most housewives feel perplexed when preparing for their special events, especially when it comes to the food they’re going to make. Of course every woman has her own way of making food list which also depends on the event and the guest. However, there are some essential steps that will help any woman take care of this task easily. Check the following steps and exhibit your talents!
1.Try to find out how many guests you’ll have (approximately) and add two more just in case someone came unexpectedly. Make extra food without being wasteful.
2.Prepare everything you need for your recipes. Check the ingredients you have in the freezer, the refrigerator, your tools and your main ingredients such as, rice and flour.
3.Write down the ingredients you need to buy to make the shopping process easier.
4.Start planning for the main dishes according to the event and the taste of your guests. It’s good to have two different main dishes, one with rice like Turkish Kofta with rice, and one with pasta like spaghetti with pesto.
5.After choosing the main dishes, choose a variety of appetizers and salads that suit your main dishes. For example, if you decide to make Kabsah, make Arabian and spicy salad; if you decide to make spaghetti, make Italian salad.
6.Plan for the cooking process beforehand, as this will help you manage your time and be able to prepare the other things you need for the event. It’s better to divide the cooking on two days: one for the preparations like cleaning the vegetables and prepare the suitable amounts of ingredients, and the other is for the actual cooking.
7.Drinks are very important in your events. Make sure you have enough water on your table as well as fresh juices.
8.Desserts are an essential part of your food list. It’s good to make your desserts suitable for the weather; if it’s the summer, make cold desserts and if it’s the winter, make hot desserts. Also, consider the seasons when making your desserts. For example, in Ramadan, you can make cheese kunafa balls.
These are some of the most important tips for preparing a special food list for your event and guests.