What has been occupying my time, though, is hospitality. As I wrote in my last post, there's been only one guest, a wonderful young man who, as of a week ago, is courting our daughter, Grace. Tonight I served what we have touted as our best meal: spaghetti and meatballs. Not just any meatballs, but my hubby's extraordinary ones! I used the good china, something I ought to do more often, and lit candles.
I also served focaccia bread, jello, green beans, and sparkling grape juice. For dessert, we had rainbow sherbet.
Anthony will be here for dinner Wednesday night (I have to go out in the afternoon, so he and Grace will be making tacos), Saturday night, and Sunday! I think he'll get pizza both weekend nights (two different crust recipes), although I have some ravioli in the freezer that I could serve. I feel like I've gained another family member; the challenge is to serve one more person while not spending any more for groceries.