Mimicing Monday

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 10:55am

1.  When is the last time that you hosted a meal at your home?
      a) What meal?
      b) Was it a "potluck"

2.  How often do you host dinner at your home?

3.  Do you have a "norm" for hosting... such as large or small groups, potluck, formal dinner parties, informal get togethers, etc?

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Tue, 10-01-2013 - 11:52am

1.  When is the last time that you hosted a meal at your home?

Not sure dinner on Sunday with GAB counts.  We have a lot of meals at either his house or mine that aren't really "hosted" ... we just happen to be at one another's houses, eating something.

If that one doesn't count, it was for my mother's birthday in June.  The day after we moved in.  Ackkk!

In either case, though:

      a) What meal?  Dinner
      b) Was it a "potluck"  No

2.  How often do you host dinner at your home?

Not a lot, unless GAB dinners count.  Maybe 3-4 times a year.  

3.  Do you have a "norm" for hosting... such as large or small groups, potluck, formal dinner parties, informal get togethers, etc?

In the past, it's been somewhere between 3 and 50 people.  In this house, it will have to be smaller.  My mom's birthday dinner had 9 guests and the place was packed.  Mine are not formal, by any means, but I'm not fond of potlucks (plus, I'd rather cook than eat and most of my friends and family would rather eat than cook) so I provide the meal.  


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Registered: 08-22-2009
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 9:02pm

1.  The 15th of September. 

  a. Beef and chicken tacos, watermelon

   b. no

2. With the DDs and boyfriends about once a month.  Non family, about twice a year. 

3. Different norms depending on the situation. 

If it is something that I planned  and invited people then I am the host and I provide everything. If someone offer to bring something I tell them they do not have to it is all covered.

If it is a get-together planned as a group but I offer my house then it is usually pot luck.

I used to provide everything for holidays but over the last couple of years my DD's have started to bring things.

I guess meduim size.

DDs, boyfriends and Il's put us at about 9.

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 3:03pm

iamvelma wrote:
<p>1.  When is the last time that you hosted a meal at your home?<br />      a) What meal?<br />      b) Was it a "potluck"</p><p>2.  How often do you host dinner at your home?</p><p>3.  Do you have a "norm" for hosting... such as large or small groups, potluck, formal dinner parties, informal get togethers, etc?</p>

1.  My husband's sister visited for three days last month before they went off to Europe.  We had two small dinner parties; seven one night and eight the next, so that she could meet some of our friends.

2. It usually works out to an average of every three to four weeks, but it comes in waves.

3.  I prefer smaller parties of under a dozen, but we've done as many as 150.


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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 2:54pm
I host a handful of social "events" for work, each year. They are often, but not always potluck. Sometimes we have them catered.
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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 2:36pm

<<1.  When is the last time that you hosted a meal at your home?

      a) What meal?
      b) Was it a "potluck">>

Last weekend and the group is designed as a potluck.  I'm also hosting a big group this upcoming weekend and it will not be potluck, that is my preference.

<<2.  How often do you host dinner at your home?>>

Probably 6-8 times a year at least.   

<<3.  Do you have a "norm" for hosting... such as large or small groups, potluck, formal dinner parties, informal get togethers, etc? -->>

Not really in terms of large/small but with the exception of the group I mentioned above, if I'm hosting than it's not potluck in regards to adults/family/friends.  If I am hosting something for the school or athletic team for kids then it is usally a potluck situation.



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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 1:32pm

We used to have people for dinner quite often, especially when dd was still too small to be home alone. Now, however, we have 3 large dogs and no yard, so now we just occasionally have a close friend over - as long as the friend doesn't mind dogs. Never, ever potluck.

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:49am

iamvelma wrote:
<p>1.  When is the last time that you hosted a meal at your home?<br />      a) What meal?<br />      b) Was it a "potluck"</p><p>2.  How often do you host dinner at your home?</p><p>3.  Do you have a "norm" for hosting... such as large or small groups, potluck, formal dinner parties, informal get togethers, etc?</p>

1.  Yesterday, brunch, no potluck.

2.  A couple times a month.

3.  I would say that our norm is infomal, not really potluck, but most people bring some sort of appitizer or snack.  Dh loves to feed people.  During the summer he grills and I make salads, this time of year there is often a group at our house watching football and having an informal dinner with our fam, in the dead of winter, we usually have a family or two over fror dinner on Sunday afternoons.  My kids host "movie & pizza" parties every couple of months.  We provide soda and pizza (and dd will usually bake something) and their friends bring snacks.

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Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:45am

1.  When is the last time that you hosted a meal at your home?
      a) What meal?
      b) Was it a "potluck"

I don't know if some considered it a meal, but it was a lot of work!  I had women interested in joining a women's group over, stop by kind of thing, 2 hour span.  Chafing dishes, wine, everyone stood mostly and met newcomers.  Well, it was my dinner anyway. ;)

2.  How often do you host dinner at your home?

It seems to come in waves.  Either the holidays, or right now I have a few things.

3.  Do you have a "norm" for hosting... such as large or small groups, potluck, formal dinner parties, informal get togethers, etc?

I cook, people can bring wine they prefer.  I have a dining room with 2 "servers" for chafing dishes, silverware, etc.  For bbqs this summer, we have a table and chairs with access to the kitchen. 

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:23am

1.  When is the last time that you hosted a meal at your home? Labor day weekend
      a) What meal? Lobster and clamboil
      b) Was it a "potluck" No

2.  How often do you host dinner at your home? Four or fine times during the summer, less often during the year.

3.  Do you have a "norm" for hosting... such as large or small groups, potluck, formal dinner parties, informal get togethers, etc? Medium size, between 8 - 16, usually with kids, so informal cookouts. I host the holiday meals for my family, so those are more formal. I've never hosted a potluck.

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Registered: 09-15-2013
Mon, 09-30-2013 - 11:17am

1.  When is the last time that you hosted a meal at your home? A month ago. 
      a) What meal? Dinner
      b) Was it a "potluck" We ordered out so no. Every other party I have that is a bunch of people (football games, New Years Eve, etc.) we all made food and many bring drinks. 

2.  How often do you host dinner at your home? It all depends. Last year I didn't do much in the summer as we had a vacation planned and our friends hosted most of the parties at their home. 

3.  Do you have a "norm" for hosting... such as large or small groups, potluck, formal dinner parties, informal get togethers, etc?

Nope, I do it all 

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