On Saturday night we had our friends Adam, Khusbu, and Andy (Robin was on call at the hospital) over for dinner. Everything turned out great, but in planning for this get together I learned a few things about myself. I’ll get to that in a minute.
- Drinks – beer and wine
- Appetizers – a take on the Southwestern samosas I made the other night
- Dinner – Gina’s butternut squash and black bean enchiladas
- Dessert – Katie’s black bean brownies
- Real estate prices in Miami and our dreams of owning multiple pieces of property across the country
- The idea of owning guns
- Road rage in Miami
- Our New Year’s Eve plans
Wow! If those topics don’t scream adult (or old), I don’t know what does? Haha.
Ok, so like I said, in planning for this particular dinner I learned a few things about my hosting style. Now, you’re probably thinking that we host people, namely Robin and Andy, all the time. I would argue that R & A don’t count because they’re more like family at this point. This was Adam and Khusbu’s first time coming over to our new place, and I was not about to greet them in my sweats!
So, here’s what I learned about my hosting style…
- As much of a planner as I am, I am a procrastinator when it comes to the actual meal preparation. I was cooking until the very last minute. Literally.
- Cleaning, on the other hand, is more my thing. We were done dusting, cleaning the bathroom and kitchen, vacuuming, etc. in about an hour. The 11:00 am hour.
- I’m not very good at sharing kitchen space. Ask Vishnu.
- I’m also very bossy. Again, ask Vishnu.
Basically, I’m no fun to be around eight hours before people are due to come over (my poor husband!). But after that, I’m the best hostess ever. Ha!
What’s your hosting style? Calm and collected or stressed and a mess?