There is no better way to beat the winter blues than to invite your friends over for a hearty, delicious meal and good conversation. To lift your spirits, we've put together a list of our nine favorite menus that are perfect to serve guests when the weather is cold.
Relax after the work week with cocktails and one-bite appetizers that are delicious and easy to prepare, or host a dinner party featuring aromatic dishes that will transport you to the souks of Morocco. If you’ve spent the afternoon outside in the cold, invite friends in for a meal of decadent braised short ribs and velvety hot chocolate — or, if you’re feeling lazy, we've got the perfect brunch menu for two to enjoy at home in your pajamas.
This article was originally published on March 3, 2011.