The university is sponsoring an event next week called "Be Our Guest." Staff and faculty open their homes to interested students for dinner and whatever other activities the hosts deem appropriate/fun/not too cheesy.
Jay and I jumped at the chance to host and, as far as we know, will be hosting four students for dinner next Thursday night. We waited until the very last minute to register as hosts and so our decision about what "theme" to use was very last-minute as well. We decided to go with "Comfort Food--Southern style," although after actually putting some thought into it I realized that, since we just moved from Chicago, we should've offered Chicago-type food (deep dish pizza, Chicago-style hotdogs, etc). But now that we've committed to Southern Comfort food (Jay wouldn't let me call it that on the registration sheet even though I asked nicely) I'm trying to decide on a menu.
So far I've come up with fried chicken (my best friend Sarah who lurks but doesn't comment--Hi Sarah!--gave me her grandmother's recipe, so now I just need to practice), mashed potatoes and gravy, crockpot macaroni and cheese, skillet cornbread, biscuits, and some green vegetable.
I guess I should provide sweet tea as well, huh.
Does that sound good? Any other suggestions?