I agree with Natascha Mirosch's comment in this article that preparing a dinner party for six can costs around the same price as two people going out for dinner.. and yes - keep things simple.. Quotes from the article:Tips for dinner parties that don&squo;t cost the Earth | The Courier-Mail
"Use things you already have. You can make a dip for example with some whole egg mayonnaise and a bit of pesto. I did one recently with tinned beetroot, yoghurt and mint and it cost about $1.50," she said.
Taafe said buying cheap olives in brine and marinating them overnight in lemon, garlic and chilli could add finesse to your antipasto platter.
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