Dinner Party: Ready Made Food

I am hosting an intimate  dinner for friends this year. The last time I hosted a holiday dinner was about 3 years ago. Since that time life has been a complete whirlwind, but I am excited to host a little something this year. Which is good for me because I need a reason to get the apartment in tip top shape.

Hosting a holiday dinner with all of the norma trimmings mean preparation and cooking. The first part I am okay with. The cooking part? Well, I really don't have any signature dishes I am known for, so bringing in a private chef or having my party catered doesn't sound bad at all.

While I was online yesterday I came across another great option for my dinner party.

Gourmet entrees.

First up are the casseroles and entree dishes.

Lobster Mac & Cheese

Traditional Cornbread Dressing

Sweet Potatoes with Praline Pecans

Swiss Truffle Potatoes

Smoked Gouda Creamed Spinach

Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

Creamy Parmesan Asparagus

Southwest Squash Casserole

Bourbon Creamed Corn

Hash Brown Casserole with Bacon

Candied Yams

Lobster Stuffed Potatoes

Mac & Cheese with Bacon

Creamy Corn Casserole

Cornbread Dressing & Gravy

Cajun Dirty Rice

Twice-Baked Potato Casserole

Lobster Bisque 

Broccoli & Cheese Casserole

Black Eyed Peas and Sausage

Southern Yams & Peaches 

Julienne Potato Casserole

Corn & Potato Chowder 

Mashed Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

Green Bean Casserole

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Shallot & Sage Dressing

 Sage-Roasted Mushrooms

Green Bean Casserole

Crawfish Cornbread & Etouffee

Red Beans & Rice

All of this food is certainly making me wish I was cooking because it looks so good. Alas, I am not, but don't these sides look amazing. I still cant believe you can actually order these and they can come directly to your house. 

Are you cooking for the holidays?