Okay- so we live in a "college town"- as some of you know.
It's a small town, on the northshore of the island and the University and PCC are the big influences in the area.
Our family has been assigned to work with a student ward. Some call my new position as "The Mother of the Ward", I think I'm too young for that title. So my mother-in-law teasingly titled me the "First Lady" of the ward-- which secretly I do like the ring of that.... except it seems a bit pompos to presume... so I guess in the very least... I'm "The Bishop's Wife".
Regardless- it really isn't that much work for me. (It kinda is what you make it- I am learning.) But I want to support my husband so I suggested we invite students to our house for Sunday dinners. (This is a HUGE step for me on SO MANY LEVELS!)
Level 1- I don't like to cook
Level 2- I have a hard time cooking for our family of 6- figuring out enough portions
Level 3- I don't have any meals that I feel are 'guest' worthy. I mean- I make my family eat my meals but purposely inviting other people to eat my cooking? Will they like it?
Level 4- on a regular basis... my meals don't turn out. (something gets burned or I forget an item so I improvise and under pressure I tend to mess up and miss calcuate cooking times, portions, etc.)
So I told him I would make a sign up sheet for students to sign- if they want to eat at our house. (I mean- I am NOT going to force anyone to come and eat.)
I'm thinking the sign up sheet would have:
what I am planning for dinner on each Sunday:
5 slots for students to sign up under each Sunday.
My husband thought that was strange. Why would I let them pick a meal they like?
For me it takes some of the stress off- I mean.
We have students on campus from 74 different countries
-- what are the chances I am going to make something they will like or want to eat?
Crash Goes on a Cruise--Part II
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