We Got Invited Over for Dinner!

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we got invited over for dinner

And my friend Christy is still alive to tell about it!


I joked in this post about how we never get invited over to people’s homes for dinner because people are scared to cook for my chef/husband.

But last month, it actually happened!  We went over to a friend’s house for dinner, AS A FAMILY!!  The last time this happened was . . . well, let’s just say it’s been a while.

It was such a fun evening.  The food was wonderful and our oldest daughter loved the soup so much, she asked me to get the recipe so we could have it again.  🙂

My friend seemed calm and relaxed the entire evening.

See?  It’s really not a big deal.

If you don’t believe me, here’s what my friend Christy had to say about the evening:

“Let’s be real. When the Executive Chef from Palisade is coming over for dinner you freak out a little. Or a lot! But, I had a choice. Either I make it about myself or I make it about my dear friend and her family. Either I get caught up in my insecurities and shortcomings or I chose to make the night about spending time with this lovely family who I want to get to know better. I intentionally kept my meal simple and stress free and I enjoyed the evening very much! Best part of the night – when the chef sat down at the piano and played Christmas carols while my son accompanied on the guitar. It was a lovely evening!”

It really was a lovely evening!  🙂

If you still think it is scary and you are stressing about having a chef over for dinner (or even the chef’s wife – oh my . . . why would someone be nervous to cook for me??), please read this I promise you will survive.

Anyone else have friends who are afraid to cook for you or your chef?  Tell me about it in the comments below!

From one chef’s wife to another,






  1. Sara A

    yay! I’m glad you had a wonderful evening. I am working on “letting go” a bit of my anticipation of other people’s expectations and trying to embrace hospitality more. It is one of my 2015 goals.

    • Jennifer

      Good goal! Hey . . . you survived cooking for the girls at I too. 🙂


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