Time With Friends~ An Easy Winter Dinner Menu

Getting together with friends for dinner should never be stressful! Really! So when a friend recently texted about six of us going out for dinner I said, Yes! but let’s have dinner at my place. You see, two of my kids were home, and I thought an evening at home would be a lot more fun. But who needs more stress? No one! Dinner was simple. Everyone helped, and we had a great time visiting, eating, and playing Taboo.

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An Easy Winter Dinner Menu

  • Cocktail: Ginger Pear Martini
  • Appetizer: Ask a friend to bring
  • Crab: Clean and cracked if possible. Just ask at the meat counter. It takes them just a few minutes to prep.
  • Melted Butter and Cocktail Sauce
  • Baked Pasta: I picked up a chicken Alfredo already put together from Costco. A frozen lasagna works as well. When I have time, I make up a dish of Baked Penne with Roasted Vegetables.
  • Salad: Ask a friend to bring
  • Bread: Pick up a tasty loaf from the bakery
  • Dessert: Pass around a box of chocolates (I had leftover pie in the fridge that I served) and pour some dessert wine.
Dinner Table
The table is set and ready for my friends.
A ginger pear martini to get the party started.
A ginger pear martini to get the party started.
Two big platters of cracked crab! One for each end of the table.
Two big platters of cracked crab! One for each end of the table.

Crab DinnerSo while I love to entertain, I also often subscribe to the thought that less is best and keep it simple. Really, because time with friends is about that: Time With Friends.

Crab Dinner PartyCheers!

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2 Replies to “Time With Friends~ An Easy Winter Dinner Menu”

  1. So much fun and a great memory!

    1. I love making memories with my friends!

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