Last Shabbos we had a small crowd for dinner... Nigel, Keely, Stevie, Daniel, and the Felds. I was feeling lazy so I made lasagna. Meat lasagna, of course. No cheese. So there was Mushroom & Onion soup with orzo, green salad, lasagna, sauteed mushrooms & leeks, garlic bread, tomato salad, cucumber salad, and fruit for dessert. I think that was it. It was a lovely night, with lots of good conversation, and what I'm told was tasty food (I didn't try the lasagna). Lunch was eaten out at the Becker-Rubins. We had a delightful dairy meal with two kinds of fish, pasta, incredible fruit salad, green beans, asparagus, rice, and strawberry shortcake.
This shabbos we are having Jo & Cary, Stevie & Daniel, Ellen, Ruth, Liora, Yael & Binyamim, Nigel, and Harold & Becky. Including Seth and myself, that's 14 people. Yes, 14. Meh. 14 isn't that different than 8 or 10 or 12, right? I'm doing Snappy Ginger Salmon, Tofu Dip (I hope), Some Kind of Chicken, Chicken, and more Chicken, Rice, Potato Kugel, Tomato Salad, Cucumber Salad, Green Beans, Green Salad with Mandarin Oranges and raspberry vinaigrette. Oh and fruit (from Stevie & Daniel) for dessert plus something baked that Ellen will bring. And it will be yummy. I hope. And crowded. And this is fine.
I have done no cooking yet. I haven't even done shopping yet. It will be a late night.