Go with me here kids…I’m taking a slight turn from the normal food path to discuss something that needs to be talked about.
Hosting dinner parties.
photo courtesy of Helen Young
It hit me like a mack truck that I have no idea how to truly host a dinner party. Our friend came over for dinner the other night and my kitchen looked like a bomb had been dropped smack dab in the middle of it. Granted, I’d just finished cooking in that kitchen (and used every single mixing bowl, plate, utensil within an arm’s reach) so technically, I had an excuse I guess. But let’s be honest, Martha Stewart would not have approved. She would have gone all Catholic nun on me and smacked my knuckles with a ruler until they were black and blue….or at least until the kitchen was spotless.
As you all are probably aware, I’m an amateur at best in the kitchen. The cooking and baking are things I’m learning to do as I go along. So now we can add hosting to that list. Maybe some of you out there are like me. You have no idea where to begin. How do you plan the meal? Set the table? Keep the dogs from jumping on the counter and stealing all of the food? Unfortunately, I have no earthly idea, but I’m happy to report that my sweet blogger friend, Helen Young, of Whitehaven Interiors, does. And luckily, she’s answered my cry for help and has kindly laid it all out so simpletons like me can understand.
So kids, stay tuned because tomorrow Helen is here to save the day! Oh and just in case you were wondering, Tuesday will officially be referred to as How to Host a Dinner Party here at YAWYEOR.