CINDY HARTMAN

Cindy Hartman, Realtor® Broker/Owner
Hartman Florida Real Estate
18801 Misty Lake Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: 561 320-9114 Mobile: 561 504-6316 Email CINDY

Suggestions to plan a dinner party!


Wow your guests with your service and etiquette by following these tips.  Of course, wowing them with the food is entirely up to you!

  1. Invitations - they can be written, delivered by phone or in person, or emailed (only for the informal get-togethers!). Guests are expected to RSVP.
  2. Greet your guests as they come to the door. Have a place for their personal items. Introduce people. Accept host/ess gifts graciously. 
  3. Offer guests beverages and hors d'oeuvres. 
  4. During hors d'oeuvres, slip out to the kitchen quickly to get the first course on the table before the guests are asked to take their seats (unless that first course is hot, in which case you should wait until the guests are seated). 
  5. Call guests to the table and direct them to where you want them to sit, either with place cards or verbally. 
  6. Follow an etiquette book as far as setting the table. Many things have changed in recent years.  Not all of the pieces that were once used are necessary now, and some utensils are placed in different locations. A guest should never have to move a utensil to get to his/her napkin.
  7. After each course, remove the plate and utensils used.
  8. After the entree, remove all plates, used utensils, salt and pepper, butter, dressing, and so on. The dessert fork and spoon are usually placed at the top of the plate. They would remain on the table until dessert is served.
  9. Serve dessert and coffee cups. Place sugar and creamer on the table.
  10. After dessert, you do not need to remove the dessert dishes, unless they will be seen from the living room or family room for the rest of the evening.
  11. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktail glasses should have been cleared already.
  12. Games and conversation are both acceptable during this time.
  13. When guests leave, get their coat and belongings, walk them to the door, say a brief good-bye and return to the other guests. 

Grilling Tips!


Wanting to learn how to do some outdoor or indoor grilling?  Here are some helpful tips to follow:

  1. A hot grill is your best defense against sticky situations.  Be sure that the grates are piping hot before laying down your food.
  2. Keep a spray bottle of water close by to tame any flare-ups.
  3. To oil your grill without creating a wild fire:  fold up a cotton kitchen towel, lightly dip in vegetable oil, and use your tongs to glide a coat onto the grates.
  4. Barbeque sauces contain sugar that caramelize and then quickly burn.  Try a dry rub in the beginning and then at the end of grilling baste with a thin coating of sauce.
  5. When cooking anything skewered soak the wooden sticks in water first to prevent them from burning.

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Hartman Florida Real Estate, LLC
18801 Misty Lake Drive, Jupiter Florida, 33458
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