Call me a little OC when it comes to entertaining but as much as possible I see to the tiniest details that are sometimes overlooked when one is a bit busy in the kitchen. This morning, I made a list of the things I need to do and posted it where I could check everything before my friends arrive tomorrow. Earlier on, we have decided on a potluck lunch and merienda but I will prepare baked macaroni with meatballs and marble potatoes with ham and cheese spread. I was busy the whole day despite an occasional headache that makes me rest after each task that I finish. They say they are okay with disposables – paper plates, plastic spoons and forks and whatever you can use to save on washing later. I am not used to it though so I washed two dozens of china ware, several Pyrex trays, three dozens of spoons and forks and lots of drinking glasses. Never mind that there will be chaos when the party is over, I just don’t want to balance my food precariously on a delicate paper plate, one wrong move and everything topples over. Neither do I want using plastic spoon or fork that sometimes breaks in the middle while you are eating. I think that’s more practical when you are attending a children’s party or a pica-pica type of food, when kids can’t handle a big plate nor hold a glass safely in their hands.
I’m looking forward to meeting all of them again. Hopefully, this would be a success. There is always a certain kind of joy in meeting friends, kindred souls who would make you smile even if they tell and share with you the ugliest anecdotes , repeated stories that become longer with the retelling. At least four of them are coming here for the first time.
I am excited.