Cooking for someone makes me nervous – cooking for someone French (first time) makes me extremely nervous! So it was that we were hosting a family birthday luncheon for my French beau-père (father-in-law) with my belle-mère (mother-in-law) and her son and his girlfriend in attendence. I made sure this time that I set the table correctly, as I am left-handed, and planned everything except for the birthday cake that was being bought and brought.
So, how did it go this time? (I even asked my French neighbor to check the table setting to be sure.) Everyone said all went fine, but I didn’t have dessert forks on the table (had forgotten that I needed to wash the forks used for the appetizer) – oups! So, for me, it still wasn’t exactly without a glitch, as I would have liked.
Maybe the (next) third time will be the charm??!!