Ina Garten Shares the ‘Easy’ Dinner Social gathering Menu She Used to ‘Wow’ Visitors — Together with Julianna Margulies!

Ina Garten has all of the tricks to maintain internet hosting enjoyable.

On Wednesday, the Meals Community host shared her personal secrets and techniques for having associates over for dinner, full with a menu that particulars the right time to throw all the things collectively. 

“Jeffrey and I had some great associates for dinner on Saturday evening,” Garten wrote on Instagram. She shared that she wished the menu to “wow” her company whereas nonetheless being “easy to organize so [she] may have enjoyable on the social gathering, too.” 

“It is too traumatic to prepare dinner a whole dinner simply earlier than individuals arrive (sure even for me!),” she stated. With this in thoughts, Garten targeted on making ready dishes that would get a whole lot of the leg-work carried out prematurely and be thrown collectively simply earlier than company arrived. 

For her feast, Garten shared the six totally different dishes that made the menu and the way she paced out the lead as much as her company’ arrival. (All of the recipes are on her web site.)

Beginning early with dessert, Garten made the dough and cut-out the shapes for these shortbread cookies the evening earlier than. She finally baked them off proper earlier than dinner. She additionally served a espresso granita which acquired thrown collectively the morning of her soirée.

For drinks, the Barefoot Contessa batched and chilled some watermelon cosmos within the morning, too. 

To cap off the a.m. prep work, Garten made just a few of the extra savory parts. She whipped up some guacamole to be prepared when company arrived and likewise began making the broth base of her shrimp and swordfish curry. 

Ina Garten and her husband, Jeffrey.

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Later, the hostess ready basmati rice quarter-hour earlier than it was time to eat and cooked the seafood within the curry for 7 minutes, to maintain all the things recent and flavorful for the meal. 

“The dinner was fairly good,” Garten stated. “I don’t suppose anybody was dissatisfied!” 

Garten inspired followers to “do this menu in your subsequent social gathering.” She added: “It’s an excellent one.” 

Within the feedback of her submit, actress Julianna Margulies revealed that she was current for Garten’s dinner, and confirmed that the menu was the star of the present: “I used to be one of many fortunate company at this dinner and I can say with full honesty: BEST MEAL EVER!”

The Good Spouse star stated she “remains to be dreaming of that watermelon cosmo and that whole dinner” 

In February, the Meals Community star revealed her kitchen transform in her residence in East Hampton, N.Y. 

“In the course of the Pandemic, I gave myself a mission of renovating my kitchen, which I really hadn’t carried out in 25 years!!” she wrote within the caption of an Instagram submit exhibiting off her new digs. “I constructed my dream pantry and acquired my favourite Lacanche range plus a number of meals images and a terrific view of the backyard.”

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