When I was younger, I would eye other customer’s grocery items as I stood in the check out aisle. Hmmm, they don’t eat very healthy because I see convenience foods. Why can’t they just make it themselves I would muse.
I looked up the word convenient at Thesaurus.com and found words like acceptable, accommodating, adaptable, advantageous, available, beneficial, comfortable, favorable, handy, helpful, ready, suitable, and well planned.
Why wouldn’t I use a few of these foods to make it easier on myself when I’m having a gathering, and it would allow me to enjoy my guests more fully.
Veggie and fruit trays are easy and fast. You can pick up a rotisserie chicken, strip it and add it to bagged greens and you have a delicious chicken salad to serve at a brunch.
Frozen bread dough is fabulous to use for making…you guessed it…pizza. My younger daughter’s have both used the frozen roll dough at their birthday parties where their guests made individual mini pizzas.
And as far as baked goods, my dear sister-in-law shared with me the other day that she brings in yummy brownies and all her fellow teachers rave about her baked goodies. She’s known for her chocolatey dessert. When they ask her for the recipe, she tells them to go to Sam’s/Costco and buy a box of brownies and follow the recipe. (Big grin)
My point today is to encourage you (and me) to bring down any barrier in your mind that inhibits you from having some friends over. It’s really not about the food but about enjoying people’s company and making connections with friends.
I would love to hear your tips on convenience foods? What do you serve to make it easy?