I am SO not one of those women who can throw together a dinner party and entertain on a budget. Because my hostess skills are less than desirable, I'll usually cough up the green to have someone else plan and execute the shindig for me. But since I started planning my son's bar mitzvah I have begun to realize that every party comes down to five key tips and a great recipe like my 2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Twists!
1. Multipurpose centerpieces – avoid flowers because they cost a lot of money. Look to fresh fruit (apples/lemons, etc.), which can be used for cooking the next day.
2. Pick foods that you can whip up easily and that are grab and go, like my recipe 2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Twists – 1 SP Weight Watchers Freestyle or my Weight Watchers Garlic Bread Bites – 3 SmartPoints for 8 Weight Watchers Freestyle!
3. Freshen up the house at a convenient price -Light candles and Put on music because no one wants to walk into a quiet party.
4. Instead of a full bar, offer a signature cocktail. Consider a punch bowl – 1 bottle of champagne, when mixed with juices, can end up serving many guests
5.Enlist friends to help out. If someone has a specialty appetizer, ask him/her to bring it! So if you are ready to host a gathering definitely check out my easy breezy 2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Twists – 1 SP Weight Watchers Freestyle
2 Ingredient Dough Cinnamon Twists
1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
1 cup self-rising flour
2 eggs for egg wash
optional: powdered sugar for topping or glaze
Combine yogurt and flour (on a floured surface) until it forms a ball.
Roll the dough out into strands and twist two around each other. Egg wash. Bake in an Air Fryer at 400* for 10 minutes. You can also bake them in the oven.
Dust with powdered sugar.
Each cinnamon twist will be less than 1 SP each. Depending on the amount of twists you get out of each batch could change the Smart Points, just calculate based on your personal experience. The whole batch is 12 points.
You can use the 2 ingredient dough by itself (yogurt + self-rising flour), but I added vanilla and cinnamon to my dough to make it more flavorful.
You can use the powdered sugar and mix it with a little water to make a glaze, but remember it'll add another point.
BOTTOM LINE: The host sets the tone for any party. Be confident and have a good time – it's not an audition. If you mess up, as long as you spike the punch everything will be fine!.
So, all you hostesses with the mostesses out there…got any tips you'd like to divulge? I'm taking notes