Our company was 2 awesome couples. Z is friends with the guys - and had been trying to get them to come for a Shabbos for ages - but it wasn't until they both got engaged that we managed to book them for a weekend.
The atmosphere was relaxed and fun all at the same time. So I was pretty thrilled.
Menu - (cause I need to document it somewhere for future reference):
I made 3 medium loaves out of 1/2 a batch of Challah. (1 cup WW & 4.5 cups bread flour)
Friday Night: chumus, roasted garlic, pickles,
chumus (hehe, whoops) olives, non-chicken soup with matzah balls, sesame chicken, white rice, peas, tivol with mushrooms on a bed of onions (for the vegetarian).
Shabbos Lunch: chumus, pickles, olives, build-a-salad (lettuce, craisins, candied pecans, dried candied pineapple), couscous salad, sun-dried tomato pasta salad, chickpea salad, eggplant parmigiana, tomato-onion quiche.
Seudah Shlishit: leftover salads from lunch, chumus, potato blintzes, watermelon
Desserts: oatmeal craisin white chocolate chip cookies, chocolate chip cookies, apple streusel bars, ice cream (cookies-n-cream)
Overall I'd say the weekend was a success and I'd be happy to host the same group again. (Even if they were a bit competitive when it came to settling Catan.)
Did I mention that I got a really great 'rest' in this afternoon? I just snuck into my room and curled up in a puddle of sunshine to read my book and snooze for a while.
Now for a whole new week - stay tuned...