Receipes for an Artist's Pocketbook
by Alaina Alexander
Well, all that networking has paid off and you suddenly find yourself hosting other people in the business. Or maybe you are celebrating a triumph opening. Unfortunately, your bankbook hasn't caught up to your newfound popularity.
Don't panic, it is possible to entertain on a budget and with very little effort. We have compiled a list of basic recipes that are gentle on an artist's budget. Buffet style menus keep the costs down and are a great way for party guests to mingle with each other.
Baked Hot Sub Bar
Ingredients- Hoagie or sub sandwich bread, shredded cheese, marinara sauce, mushrooms, sausage, beef, turkey or chicken. Cost- $20 Serves 4 people and more
Ingredients- Romaine lettuce or spinach, olive oil, shredded cheese (mozzarella, Swiss, asiago or provolone work the best) garlic pepper and cracked pepper. For non vegetarians add seasoned grilled chicken. Cost- $20 Serves 4 people and more
Ingredients- Instead of using the standard spaghetti noodles, try bowtie, penne, shells or gemeli pasta. Pasta, garlic, olive oil, marinara sauce, fresh green beans. Cost: $15 Serves 4 people and more
Ingredients- Potatoes, bacon bits, butter garlic, sour cream etc. Cost: $25 Serves 4 people and more
Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, pears, apples and or oranges.Cost: $25 Serves 4 people or more
Ice cream bar
Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry etc. Cost: $15 Serves 4 people and more
Have a stock a supply of water, soda and other non-alcoholic beverages on hand. Make sure guests now that they are to BYOB when it comes to alcoholic beverages.