Thursday, August 25, 2011

Horse Pucky Advice: Dish to Pass

Dear Horse Pucky,

My husband and I are invited to dinner at a couple's house this weekend. When I asked if we could bring a dish to pass, the hostess emphatically said, "No!" I feel really funny showing up empty handed. What should I do?

~Not Too Sure

Dear NTS,

First of all, I wouldn't have asked to bring a dish to pass. I suggest you purchase a nice bottle of their favorite wine to take to the house. If they don't drink, perhaps a lovely bouquet of flowers for the table would be nice. There are plenty of gorgeous summer flower bouquets available at local roadside stands.

Just remember, no means no.

On the other hand, if you were coming to my house for dinner, I'd have asked you to bring the whole dinner...and the wine...and the flowers.

~Horse Pucky


lightly said...

dear nts

if they good friends then bring nothing.
if they not good friends bring nothing

coming empty handed and tell the hosts the next one is at my place , is a whole lot better than bringing a cheap $5 horse pucky wine (no offense pam)

Pamela Beers. said...

Hey, horse pucky wine is delish! It has a rather unique bouquet for people with distinguished taste. ain't cheap!

Actually, lightly, your advice is very sound. The whole purpose of having folks over for dinner is so they don't have to cook for an evening. Then reciprocate.

Have a great weekend.

itsmecissy said...

Was watching "Irene" move your way this weekend - up all night with a cold and nothing else is on - are you OK? Wonder how bob is doing, do you have his email? Heard Jersey got slammed pretty good too.

Whenever we're invited to someone's house for dinner, I bring desert, surprise!

Pamela Beers. said...

You are such a sweetie, Itsme. We got 40 mph winds yesterday, but other than that nothing from Irene. So,we're all enjoying much cooler weather, which I love. Thanks for your concern.

Dessert is a great idea. Leftovers are equally good. And I'm sure yours are scrumptious. Thanks for your comments, it's so great to hear from you.

I'm gonna email Bob to see how he fared with the storm, then forward to you so have his email.