The Good Host Fluff

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 8:41pm

1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests?

2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates?

3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics?

4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up?

5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be?

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 8:55pm

1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests?

Never, because food should be about nutrition and pleasure, not death. I'm pretty certain about this one is not debatable, but I've been proved wrong.

2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates?

Yep, SIL hates turkey and we serve it every TG. There are plenty of other dishes on the table, and many appetisers prior and desserts after. I doubt she goes home hungry. (Psst - I do not like my SIL, butI love my brother and you can't choose family)

3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics?

Intimate gathering, probably not, larger party yes.

4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up?

No, never. I may concede to clearing the table, but thats it, have fun, close the kitchen door.

5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be?

Pine nuts for yummy green pesto.

(other than the tree nut one, I wouldn't think any of these questions were really open for debate, but this board proves me wrong)

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 8:56pm

1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests? -- Absolutely not.

2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates? -- Possibly, but only if that guest was someone I knew really well, and there were other entrees provided (i.e. my brother or The Boy - both very picky eaters) ... but a non-family guest? No.

3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics? -- Yes, but only after speaking with them and making sure they were cool with it.    

4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up?  -- No, unless it was a family thing, and not necessarily then.

5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be? -- Is there an OCD nut? 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 8:58pm
Wanted to add that whenever I'm having planned guests for dinner, I let them know what the menu is ahead of time, in case there is something truly unpalatable to them or something they might be allergic too. For instance, this week one of my BFF's and the guy she recently started dating came over for dinner. They knew a week out that the planned meal was lemon chicken with capers, risotto and roasted asparagus. The guy had never had asparagus (shocked, I tell ya!) but was all for trying it.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:50pm

1.  No.  This one is (or should be) a no-brainer.

2.  No.  I tell everyone when invited what I'm serving.  I'm always open to suggestions and changes.  We have friends who keep kosher, vegetarians, food allergies.  If I know in advance, I plan according.  If they are new, I ask.

3. If I already know, I'll ask if it's ok.  If it would prove a temtation, the party would become non-alcoholic.  Guests are king.

4.  This one is tricky as we mostly have family and friends over; they clear and put away as a matter of course while we continue the conversations.  No one is asked and I don't specificly expect it.

5.  Cashew?  I have no idea as I'm me and will always be me.  Makes me a bad actor.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 9:50pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<p>1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests?</p><p>2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates?</p><p>3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics?</p><p>4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up? </p><p>5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be?</p>

1. Never

2. Only if there were multiple entree options.  For Christmas I make 2 lasagnas,  1 with meat and the other with spinach.   DD3 and I like spinach, the rest of the family does not. 

3,  That is pretty much N/A since we do not serve alcohol.  

4.  Expect, never.  

    There are two levels of "guests".  One would be my DD and their boyfriends,  usually when they are here they take care of all of the clean up.  I appreciate it but do not expect it and would not be bothered if they didn't.  

Then there is outside of the family guests.  I  prefer that they do not help. I want them to be my guests in all ways..  So I turn down offers of help.  But I have found  that for some who have been raised that when a guest you always help not allowing them to help can make them feel bad., which is the opposite of how I want a guest to feel.  So if I turn down a offer of help and they are persistant that they help then I let them. 

5. I guess which ever is the shortest.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 10:09pm

chestnuthooligan wrote:
<p>1. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve a dish that could kill one of your guests?</p><p>2. While hosting a dinner, would you knowingly serve an entree that one of your guest hates?</p><p>3. While hosting an event, would you serve alcohol at a event that includes a number of known alcoholics?</p><p>4. While hosting an event, would you expect guests to help with the clean up? </p><p>5. If you were a tree nut, which one would you be?</p>

No, I would not knowingly serve a dish that would harm a guest in any way.  I simply wouldn't take the risk.

No, I would not knowingly serve a dish that my guest would hate, that would be in bad form, imo.

Serving alcohol is tricky, if it was a small gathering, then no way.  If it was a larger gathering and if alcohol was approproiate to be served then I would probably serve it out of the way for the other guests to enjoy.  If it was easily avoided then I would avoid serving alcohol.

I would never expect a guest to help clean up but I always offer when I am a guest.

I think I would be a pecan...

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 10:18pm

This is a good point...

<<2. Only if there were multiple entree options.  For Christmas I make 2 lasagnas,  1 with meat and the other with spinach.   DD3 and I like spinach, the rest of the family does not. >>

I have been known to serve two proteins (or more) for larger gatherings.

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Mon, 03-25-2013 - 10:46pm
No, no, no, no. My teenage son thought that maybe I would be an acorn.....
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 6:04am
Brazil nut! I wanna be a brazil nut.
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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 8:05am
I wouldn't be a tree nut, I'd be the giving tree with apples. :-)

 


 


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