Parties during the winter season do not have to be a cold event. Whether you are planning for a simple, laid back dinner with friends, a mingle-friendly get-together, or an outdoorsy sledding party, your menu is something that should not be left to chance.
We have rounded up the best dishes you can serve in your winter party to leave your guests feeling satisfied and looking forward for another get together that you will host.
Spicy Mussels with Chorizo
For some serious cold-weather comfort, serve this mussel dish with sticky rice or a crusty garlic bread for dipping. Sweet, plump mussels are steamed in a flavorful sauce made from tomatoes, garlic, and red chili flakes, and chorizo is added for that extra heat.
Serve this roast in style with all the trimmings. Add in the horseradish sauce to enhance its deep flavor. Serve with Yorkshire pudding and potatoes, and add in chocolate cake for your dessert.
Pork Chop with Red Wine Sauce
For a sweet and savory meal, serve your guests with flavorful pork chops with red wine sauce. The aroma of the seared pork chops, combined with that of the sauce will make everyone want to start eating immediately.
Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon
For a quick dish, make a restaurant style sea scallops in the comforts of your home. A quick sear in a hot pan is all you need. Make a flavorful pan sauce made with lemon, white wine, and butter. You can serve the scallops with mashed potatoes and a simple sauteed vegetable.
Roast a simple chicken breast with olives and grape tomatoes, and you have a Mediterranean dish. Serve the dish with hot rice or mashed potatoes.
Fried Fish with Smashed Chips
Serve your guests with the best fried fish and chips. When done right, the fish would be crispy on the outside while the meat inside is flavored and creamy.
Give a harmless sundae an adult twist with some Guinness caramel syrup. Simmer a 15-ounce can of Guinness and 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan until it has a syrup’s texture. Then drizzle your Guinness caramel over vanilla ice cream. Serve with shortbread cookies.
Blueberry Coffee Cake
Moist and tender, sweet and rich, this cake is ideal for breakfast parties, as a snack to go with a cup of hot coffee, or as a dessert. There are many other ways to make a coffee cake. Go and explore which one will speak to the coffee lover inside you.
Chocolate Bread Pudding
Give stale bread a new life with this recipe. Pour in a rich mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla, cocoa and cinnamon over the bread. Top it with chocolate chips. It can be served warm, room temperature, or cold.
Transform a can of tomatoes into a silky and delicious soup with heavy cream, minced bacon, and spices. It is a simple comfort food that you can easily prepare. If you have access to fresh tomatoes, you can also use them instead of the ones in can.
Food preparation shouldn’t have to be complicated. Sometimes, the simple ingredients found in your kitchen are all that you need. With these food choices, your party will be a surefire hit with friends and families. Time to plan that winter party with your friends and family!
Ryan Davis is the owner of Argyle Catering the best company for catering Jefferson City, MO has to offer.