A Worry-Free, Relaxing Menu for a Weekend with Guests

My sister, her husband and my adorable nephew came to visit us this past weekend. They planned to take in the museums and sights of D.C. and we provided the perfect lodging facility complete with a MAP dining plan. Their plan was to arrive late Thursday, wake up Friday and take the Spy Museum by force. Saturday, they visited the National Museum of American History and the brand spankin’ new National Air and Space Museum Udvar Hazy Center was on tap for Sunday. Although some may find the thought of entertaining guests with a 6 month old at home daunting, I was up for the challenge. I promised myself that not only that I will succeed, but I will do so with grace. And so I did. Hubby and I enjoyed my sister and her family immencely and feel refreshed coming back to work. I planned simple, easy to make breakfasts and dinners. For example, Saturday’s breakfast was an easy, make-ahead Berry Bread Pudding while we enjoyed Buttermilk Pancakes for breakfast on Friday. Friday’s dinner (grilled veggies and meats) was transformed into Sunday’s brunch with the addition of an omlette expertly made by the hubby. All in all, this just shows that you don’t have to be daunted at the thought of having to entertain guests. It is all possible and even very much enjoyable if you plan right. I look forward to more hosting and entertaining especially since spring has sprung and we can grill, relax and lounge the outdoors for the brief few months before the D.C. humidity and heat drive everyone back inside.

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