It’s another home bound snowy day in the northeast with the gift of unexpected free time. My hope is that you have already planned your Valentine’s Dinner at home. But, if not, today gives you bonus time to turn Valentine’s Dinner into a couple’s Valentine’s weekend of wine and food shopping, cooking together and enjoying a special evening at home.
If Valentine’s dinner is not your cup of tea, then plan today to celebrate the Lunar (Chinese) New Year that also falls on this Sunday. Invite a few friends, pick a few recipes from At Home and plan to celebrate the New Year. Consider doing the shopping in advance, inviting friends in the early afternoon, assigning recipes — conveniently printed from At Home Online — and have them join you in preparing your Lunar New Year’s celebration. I defy you to plan a more fun time with friends.
The critical first step in entertaining at home is to make the commitment to do it. Given enough time to plan and spread your tasks, entertaining at home is a pleasure and not a chore. We have busy lives and planning to entertain at home may not be top of mind. Today is good day to commit to, begin thinking about and planning for up-coming at home entertaining opportunities. A place to start is to use some of today to browse through At Home for entertaining ideas, inspiration and planning tools. If you have not bought your copy of At Home — today’s an excellent day to order the book and At Home Online, it’s companion website for book owners, and begin incorporating the pleasures of entertaining at home into your life. It’s also a good day to visit the blog site and exploring past blogs. Know someone who might enjoy the blog? Good day to email a friend about it.
Here’s a schedule of at home entertaining opportunities over the next several months:
Sunday, February 14 Valentine’s Day and Lunar (Chinese) New Year
Tuesday, February 16 Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras Day)
Sunday, March 7 The Oscars
Tuesday, March 30th First night of Passover
Sunday, April 4 Easter
Sunday, May 9 Mother’s Day
Sunday, June 20 Father’s Day
Thank you for visiting.
Your Home Entertaining Coach