Hospitality – Casual Friday Night Dinner
As I mentioned in my New Year’s Resolutions post, one of my resolutions was to have company for dinner once a month. I’m really working on getting better at hospitality and a few of you mentioned you would be interested in hearing about my experiences. (If you’re not interested, just skip this post and check back on Monday – I’ve got a great recipe to share!)
A few weeks ago (in January – I’m a little behind), we had a couple from our Sunday School class over for dinner. It was just a simple Friday evening meal with friends and games, so I wanted to keep the food laid back. Plus, I work until 5:00, so I knew there wouldn’t be much time to get an elaborate meal together.
Our meal consisted of:
with a side of Vegetables and Dip and Potato Chips
And it is my personal opinion that you can’t have guests over without serving dessert, so we had Chewy Brownies with ice cream! (By far the star of the meal).
My thoughts: This was just a simple, easy meal that turned out to be perfect for our get together. Because everything could be prepared in advance, I was able to focus on talking with our friends and having fun. The clean-up was simple, leaving us plenty of time for games, and everyone seemed to really enjoy the food. Sometimes it’s nice to take a step back, take the pressure off and enjoy simple, good food with friends.
Do you have a go-to menu when having friends over?