I had some friends around for drinks and sandwiches last week. It's the easiest way to entertain and here's my thinking: you can't just invite friends around for drinks, they are hungry and stay into the dinner hour anyway. Yet serving a proper dinner often causes crying in the kitchen, so much work and so stressful for the hostess...
Setting out sandwich fixings is dead easy and everyone eats properly, though casually.
The Returning Hospitality Issue
The other problem with inviting folks around for a proper sit-down dinner is the unmentionable outcome: often this hospitality isn't returned. Have you noticed this? Are the times a-changing because I always thought a dinner invite meant one in return... thoughts? Observations? How is this dealt with in your social group?
|Gingham napkins and Spode placemats for Drinks and Sandwiches.|
I loved reading it again so much, I actually had to slow myself down.
I hope your week is off to an excellent start and please weigh in on this whole Returning Hospitality issue, I find it somewhat vexing.