9 Menus for Cold-Weather Entertaining Slideshow

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For your next gathering, prepare a meal that will warm you up from the inside.

1. Moroccan Dinner Party Menu

Bring the scents and flavors from souks of Morocco into your home with this menu of aromatic dishes including roasted eggplant dip and a kumquat and lamb tagine.

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2. Warming Soup Meal Menu

When entertaining guests, think beyond the evening — why not host a gathering during the day? Invite some friends over for a relaxed Sunday lunch featuring a couple of warm soups, coupled with a salad and a hearty loaf of bread.

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3. Sunday Brunch Menu

Late winter is the perfect time to host a cozy brunch in your own home; we’d make a couple of frittatas and serve lots of warm, gooey cinnamon buns straight from the oven.

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4. Finger Foods Cocktail Party Menu

When having guests over, you don’t need to make a full three-course meal. Open a couple of bottles of wine and set out a spread of delicious finger foods and dips to keep your guests happy and conversation flowing.

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5. Ice Skating Menu

After an afternoon on the ice, warm up with a deep, dark chocolate drink and then enjoy a meal of tender braised short ribs by the fire.

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9. Winter Dinner Party Menu

This menu features mouth-watering, wintertime dishes, like a blood orange salad and roast pork with wine-poached figs, that are elegant enough to serve at your next dinner party.

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7. A Simple Dinner Party Menu

Michael Leva and Nancy Parker, authors of Recipes for Parties, often turn to easy yet impressive dishes like a classic green salad or salt-baked salmon when entertaining at home.

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6. Stay-at-Home Brunch for Two

There is no need to change out of your pajamas to make some cornmeal-crusted French toast and boozy hot chocolate — it’s just the way to enjoy a lazy weekend day at home when it's cold outside.

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8. A Cassoulet Supper

Recreate the feel of a Parisian café at home by preparing this menu featuring a hearty cassoulet and a crisp salad with bacon lardons.

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