I'm kind of busy this week.
You see, we're having our luncheon club on Friday,
and it's my turn to be hostess.
That means that I not only get to play with dishes for real live people...
which is fun for me,
but I also have to cook for said people...
which is not.
Need I remind you that I'm a C+ cook at best? Sir Lotsa Hair didn't marry me for my culinary skill, folks. He married me for the witty repartee. That's why I'm busy; I'm auditioning recipes. I really like the ladies in my luncheon club and don't want to poison or nauseate them.
And so, rather than try to dazzle you with that aforementioned repartee, I thought I would drag a portion of the original post about our luncheon club out of the echo chamber.
Just in case you're wondering why a C+ cook
would form a luncheon club to begin with...
Years ago, the husband and I joined three other couples to form a dinner club. It was budget friendly fun for a group of couples trying to grow families. Once a month, we met at one home while our children shared babysitters at another one. Our husbands played along as the wives planned dinners by theme and divided up the meal preparation among us.
It was great fun.
Then our friends moved away and life got busier. There isn’t always time for dinner clubs in the carpooling years you know...
But here I am, perched on the edge of that empty nest and in the need of a new adventure. Fortunately, several of my friends feel the same way. We tried to get the husbands on board, but not all of them were willing. Well, of course…
So we ditched the party poopers and formed a luncheon club instead. We think that will be more fun anyway. We can be full out girly without navigating through a mine field of snickering testosterone.
They are pretty simple, but here they are:
1. Luncheons are No Capri Zones. This means we can't default to the go-to uniform of a south Georgia soccer mom. Requested dress is a skirt or casual dress.
2. Please come to the front door. Back door friends might be best, but not at luncheon club.
3. This is a luncheon and not a tour of homes. Don’t meander off the common path unless invited. This allows the hostess to focus on the luncheon and not that other stuff that women are prone to stress over… you know what I mean…
4. Plan to stay, and have fun.
So there you have it. In the two years since we've been lunching together, we have had everything from formal luncheons to garden parties. At Christmas we do a progressive nibbling from house to house.
I think the key to the success of it, though, is the lunching ladies themselves. We picked a mix of friends who aren't at all about impressing one another; we're about enjoying and encouraging one another.
And that playing with dishes part is kind of fun too.
Obviously, I won't be sharing with the porch people this week, but I do hope to have pictures of our latest adventure by the weekend and a (hopefully) computer to post them, too.
So what about you?
Have you ever been part of a luncheon or dinner club?
Would you like to join one?