Saturday, November 20, 2004

Dinner Chez Moi

We had friends over tonight for dinner. I rarely have people over for dinner anymore, but our friends had us for dinner last year and I've been wanting to reciprocate because they are fun and interesting and have children the same age as mine. Another great thing about this couple is that they are laid back and relaxed.
After last night, where we had a wonderful formal meal and stimulating conversation, and where the women (sauf moi) all dressed smart -- black boots to the knee, skirt, black top, I started getting nervous that more might be expected of me tonight. So I called the my friend and said "this dinner is very casual, please wear jeans." I made the one-dish meal, put ice in the water (Europeans drink the water chilled, no ice)pitcher and waited for their on-time arrival. Dinner was over at 10pm and we chatted for the next 90 minutes. My husband has even offered to clean up. Does it get any better?

-- said Auntie M in Paris
11:36 PM



Sounds like the perfect meal and perfect guests.

# posted by Anji : 9:37 AM  

Hello, I found your blog by chance, and I have enjoyed reading! I just moved back from Germany. I lived there for a little over 4 years, and we visited Paris on many occasions.

I especially enjoyed your post about coffee with the ladies. It is fun to talk about America, and the differences between cultures.

I will be back to visit you often:)


# posted by Carrie : 10:47 AM  

Thanks Carrie and welcome to my blog.

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 9:24 PM  

He offered to clean up? Sorry to hear that Mike is not feeling well.

# posted by DC-Giant : 2:54 PM  

DC, it is well into 2004, so he thought he'd do the once a year cleaning....although I think he forgot to last year...

# posted by Auntie M in Paris : 6:33 PM  

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