8 Tips to Ease into Entertaining with Orange Nutella Bruschetta

This Orange Nutella Bruschetta is bites of creamy Nutella chocolate with mandarin orange on buttery, crunchy toast. Goodness gracious – delicious for a light dessert, too.

Orange Nutella Bruschetta

Hey, friends … Happy Friday!

Today I thought I’d talk about how to ease into entertaining, how to greet our guests, keep it light, casual, and friendly!

Plus, I’m sharing this yummy Orange Nutella Bruschetta easy peasy appetizer, in case you need a little something to take to a party this weekend, or you’re hosting! We are hosting on Saturday night and I did what I’m good at doing, and what I write about so much here on RE–I delegated!

One family has never been to our home, and in fact, we’ve never met our friend’s husband, and my husband has never met my {childhood} friend. Another childhood couple {2 friends who married each other} has never had dinner in our home. The other couple we’ve entertained a LOT. So we have quite the mixture of guests coming!

When I think of easing in to entertaining, it usually starts at the front door! Here are some easy tips, especially if you’re shy, the guests have never been to your home before, you’re not quite sure how to get the conversation going, or you’re just plain ‘ol nervous.

8 Tips to Ease into Entertaining

Don’t be nervous at the front door, ok? Print out this list and go over it several times throughout the day.

8 tips to ease into entertaining.

Rememember entertaining is not about you, it’s about them!

-Are you happy and friendly?
-Keep the conversation going, but don’t apologize for anything – ever!
-Make sure you have fun music playing in the background.
-Make introductions.
-Say something about the person you are introducing, so there is something to talk about.
-Point out similar interests with other guests.
-Make sure you have drinks ready.
-Make sure you have an appetizer ready.

If you haven’t read my post on “introducing others,” you might pick up some tips, here, as well.

Break the ice.

Once the ice is broken … get ready for a good time!

Orange Nutella Bruschetta

Orange Nutella Bruschetta.

Now for the appetizer. Three easy ingredients I always keep on hand.

-Baguette bread (I keep in the freezer)
-Jar of Nutella
-Can of Mandarin Oranges

Orange Nutella Bruschetta

You get it – anything with Nutella is yummy! Sprinkle a little salt on top, the perfect appetizer to make when you’re running out of time! Or, the perfect dessert to serve with a little coffee, if you just don’t feel like making a heavy, big dessert.

Have a joyous weekend!

What are your plans this weekend?

Orange Nutella Bruschetta

Orange Nutella Bruschetta

Bites of creamy Nutella chocolate with mandarin orange on buttery, crunchy toast. Goodness gracious – delicious for a light dessert, too. Two pieces per guest.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 12 baguette slices, about 1/4 inch thick
  • 1/4 cup Nutella
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained
  • Sea salt

Directions:

  1. Cut the baguette into 12 slices. Broil one side for about 2 minutes, until lightly brown.
  2. Flip the pieces over, butter the other side. Broil for another 1-2 mintues, until lightly brown.
  3. While warm, spread each piece with Nutella.
  4. Lay one mandarin orange on top.
  5. Lightly sprinkle with sea salt.
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More Nutella recipes: Pumpkin Nutella Cookie Bars [Crazy for Crust], Skinny Pumpkin Nutella Dip [Wine and Glue], No Churn Nutella Ice Cream [RE], and Nutella Berry Bruschetta Recipe [RE].

Orange Nutella Bruschetta

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2 comments on “8 Tips to Ease into Entertaining with Orange Nutella Bruschetta”

  1. We have two soccer games…3 if you count an indoor one tonight.

  2. to stay inside where it will be warm since its soo cold here and its supposed to snow! I’m thinking soup on the stove!!

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