Well, I've promised a lot of people I'd invite them over once the kitchen was done. So I've started what will be a whole string of dinners, luncheons, brunches, and cocktail parties. Well that sounds a lot more than it really is. So far it's just one each of those. I do have more promises to keep, and that will probably mean two or three more dinners for six at a time - about my max. I've already had one dinner and have two events lined up this weekend and one for Valentine's day. This is more entertaining than I've done in any single year for the past several years now. So this will not only break in my kitchen, it will break me in as well to begin having people into the house again.
In looking for a picture for this post, I've run across some great dinners already planned out with easy recipes included. This one pictured here is one I think I will try except will substitute green beans sauteed in garlic and olive oil instead of the deep-fried green bean frites (those things in the picture that look like a glass full of little fish).