Keeping events simple

Hispanic family gathered around a picnic table.Summer is a great time for picnics, barbecues, graduation parties, and weddings, but hosting these events often takes a lot of work and time. If you are hosting an event, follow these tips to make it easier on yourself. Offer fewer food choices. Having fewer choices means less work for you. Use simple recipes or make recipes simple by using canned ingredients or store-bought seasoning mixtures. Choose recipes that let the food cook ahead, such as barbecue pulled pork or baked beans, to reduce work on the day of the event. Choosing recipes for which you can do most of the work ahead of time, such as salad or lasagna, also saves work and time on the day of the event. Use these tips to save work and enjoy your event!

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