Well, yesterday, we were the host family. I did not feel comfortable taking photos, but I so adore photos with posts that I submit, instead, Genevieve making a jungle gym where there is none in our passage way (photos by my husband).
green salad with peppers, radishes, carrots, cukes
blood orange sorbet
-make ciabatta, using this recipe (it's essentially New York Times No-Knead bread)
-make ANZAC Biscuits
make lasagne, freeze
put board in table
wash and chop lettuce - spin and then refrigerate in salad spinner
chop up salad veggies and put in salad bowl in fridge
put frozen lasagnes on time bake
put olives in a bowl
combine and toss the salad
warm the ciabatta in the hot oven
This is the third time we've been host family and here is what I've learned:
Stick with familiar dishes - ones that I am confident making, that are generally liked.
Make a vegetarian meal.
Do as much as possible before Sunday noon.
Make an effort to relax and focus on the guests - the good food and clean house are supposed to aid the fellowship, not be an end in themselves.