“Happiness is a full belly.”
A breakfast fit for Three kings
Structure your days around mealtimes, starting the day right with breakfast. Stock up on the basics such as breads, jams, juice, coffee and cereals. For the ultimate offering, prepare a cooked breakfast such as, poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, shakshuka, or a hearty full-English. There is nothing more inviting than your guests waking-up to the scent of fresh coffee and sizzling bacon.
After a large breakfast, lunch should be small and light. Stock your fridge with some essentials and treats to suit every eater - luncheon meats, cheeses, olives, sundried tomatoes, and pickled vegetables are a good start. Serve with warm bread and refreshments, and allow your guests to nibble away. If you’re going the extra mile, prepare hors d'oeuvres beforehand. These wild mushroom crostinis, sirloin squares and pulled pork biscuits are bound to go down a treat.
Dinner will likely be the pinnacle of the day. Turkey, goose or pheasant - whatever you’re feasting on, prepare the dish beforehand so you’re not stuck in the kitchen. Stock your fridge plentifully with a range of refreshments to suit all tastes, such as red and white wine, sparkling and soft drinks. Finally, to really wow the crowd, dress your dining table to impress. Golden table runners, sparkling centrepieces and twinkling tea lights will set the tone for a very memorable evening.