Thursday, March 19, 2009
Friends Cooking: Monday Edition
You've heard about my Mondays before but I guess I just wanted to drive home why this has turned into one of my favorite days of the week. Regardless of cooking interest or skill, everyone makes an effort when it's their turn. Every week there are 5-6 of us and I think we're getting very comfortable cooking casual, delicious meals for standard dinner party numbers.
Through practice it's being proven that entertaining doesn't need to be daunting, overly-intricate or formal. Breakfast for dinner like this past week (photo above, yum) or family recipe meatloaf, mashed potatoes and green beans a few weeks ago. Lasagna, DIY Tacos and Scallop Salads have all been on the docket. Someone other than the cook will pick up beer, wine or cupcakes to bring along.
There have been no misses so far as I can remember and there is something (a lot) to be said for the act of being cooked for by friends. On one of the most stressful days of the week, someone who loves you has you sit down in their home and puts good food on your plate. The economy is what it is but eating at home with friends rather than a restaurant just doesn't feel like a sacrifice. As Martha would say, it's a good thing.