As many of you know, I live in two very different places, Maine and Houston. While it is a privilege, there are some challenges to picking up life where it left off. This is particularly true in Houston where people have so many options that keep them busy.
To reengage with friends, I make an effort to have someone over for dinner most every week.
Many, especially the husbands, are very appreciative because most of our Houston friends have ceased to prepare meals at home but opt to eat out or pick something up.
Most of the dinners are quite simple as the purpose is to visit. The table isn’t fussy either, but I do give some thought to the personalities that will gather round it and go from there.
Like many of you, I have lots of dishes and since I have no rules for how they are used, mixing and matching comes naturally.
Often, I have no idea what is going to happen, but surprise is part of the fun.
Can you tell I was in a very playful mood, pushing the boundaries with pattern, color and texture. Whether or not a table setting makes the food taste better is debatable, but it sure does go a long way toward making people feel welcome and in many cases reflect the character of the people who join there. What would you say about this foursome?
i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind