I received an email late last night from one of my best friends saying, “I’ve been trying this number xxx, but it doesn’t work.” So I emailed her back explaining that the 0 button on my keypad sometimes gets a little flacky. I gave her my cell phone number as well and this morning at 10 am, I get a phone call from her saying, “I’m in Germany!!!” She explained that she was worried about where to stay and that she needed to find a hotel room and so on and so on while she was looking for an apartment. I thought I had offered her a place to stay, but perhaps in the chaos, I forgot to mention that she was welcome to stay with me while she was house hunting or whatever.
So, now, not only is she coming, but so are her parents. I know them well. We’ve stayed at their home on numerous occasions during OktoberFest and other times, so as my husband says, “I would never say no to them.”
Now, I have to cook for 5 people. I can barely cook for two, how I am going to do this for FIVE? This is like having a dinner party that goes on for two weeks! Anyone have any suggestions on how to handle this situation? This is completely new to me!
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I’m sure your friend’s mother would be willing to help out. Most older ladies that I know *love* to get into someone else’s kitchen. lol
OMG- Let’s not panic. You CAN do this. Did you see the BBQ chicken post I did? So easy and I fed 10 people on four breast of chicken, check it out.
Try roasting a whole chicken too. Okay, and eggs are good. Go with eggs–scrambled, fried, ect.
You actually wanted advise right? Am I being bossy? Seriously, email me if you need more ideas.
It will be fun.
When my family is out here we go to our friends’ house where the husband is a chef. But we’re in California so that probably won’t help you much. When it’s just us we eat a lot of frozen food from Trader Joe’s so that probably doesn’t help much either. I guess I’m pretty much useless for this sort of thing …
I”m sure your guests will be willing to help out, don’t overwhelm yourself, you can be hospitable without being a chef. As long as people feel they’re welcome and at ease they don’t really care what they eat. I would just be honest, cause you are gonna want their input on what they want to eat. make a couple of meals, go out a couple of times, ask them to prepare something their favorite dish a couple of times, pizza, pasta…easy dishes, doesn’t have to be a gourmet meal 🙂 does that help?
uh-oh! I’d make tacos or fajitas myself. But maybe you don’t do tex-mex over in Germany? 😉
A friend of mine has a food blog with lots of great tips if you want some more help: http://delishfood.wordpress.com/