Roast chicken stuffed with orange + celery + onions + garlic + bay leaves = yumville
Peruvian Style Black Beans + Brown Rice
Fried Rice + Plantain (plantain photo not included)
Christmas and New Year festivities moved along nicely. It felt good to stay home and relax with family. With the New Year upon us, a lot of friends have started sending out birthday invitations.
It is always an honor to be invited for a celebration – be it a birthday, proposal, wedding, anniversary, shower… you get my drift. The one thing that bothers me is when the inviter/celebrant expects the invitees/guests to pay for their dinner. It is even worse when it is not spelt out in the invitation. In such cases after dinner, when the bill comes, the guests are left bewildered. Some end up embarrassed because they attended with a gift for the celebrant, cashless, and/or without their credit cards.
Agroup of friends coming together to “treat/celebrate” their celebrant friend is a different case altogether. I have no problem with that. Infact I engage in it often. A group of friends hanging out and going dutch is bonding. It is acceptable. Everyone should do that. But the celebrant sending an invitation and expecting guests to sponsor the “bash” is unacceptable in my opinion!