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Do as much advance preparation as possible when entertaining to avoid last-minute jitters and free up your time to enjoy yourself. Make croutons and store in an airtight container at room temperature. Rinse, trim, and cut vegetables (wrap in damp paper towels in plastic bags in the refrigerator); prepare salad dressings, etc.
Making life easier for oneself helps to make life easier for others. Advanced preparation, whether with vegan food or education and professional study, surely DOES make one's life both better AND much easier to live.