Röbert left me a note this morning reminding me that his mother would be joining us for Thanksgiving this year and wondering if we should invite Stefan too, since he will be alone, with his parents abroad and Kathy out of the picture. That would be pretty awkward, but I said fine. I know that Stefan will know better than to come. As for my mother-in-law, she will certainly not know better, so I need to start thinking now of a way to dissuade her from attending. Maybe all of the kids could come down with something? A lil’ throw-uppy of some sort would work.
The note did remind me that I need to start getting my beautiful homemade meal ready to go, so I called a caterer and I ordered a lovely meal, including servers and all the trimmings. I was a lil’ shocked at the final cost so I mentioned my popular blog and let her know I would be covering the meal on there, so it really should be free. The owner of the company was so rude! Imagine laughing at your customer! I asked how much of a discount I could get for not mentioning her rudeness and incompetence on my blog, and she hung up on me. Wow! This mention is free, Jolene. A Touch of Class Affairs and Party Rental has terrible customer service and their food is not tasty. Oh, also, White Tie and Tails Catering should not be your top choice for any holiday parties, they are rude and condescending on the phone. If you are looking for a caterer or party planner, do not call The Light Fantastic Caterers. Their phone manners are appalling. When hiring a caterer for your next party, skip over Champagne and Glamour Catering. They are unable to hold a civil tongue in their heads.
I guess I will start planning my gorgeous tablescapes tomorrow. It is times like this I wish that Karen wasn’t so unkind. She does throw a mean holiday dinner.
Here is something I am wondering about. I was thinking it might be fun to start our meal out with a smallish cocktail competition. I could invite a bunch of people over and everyone could make a cocktail and we could have a lil’ prize, in the manner of Top Chef. Then we could all sit down to a beautiful table and I could serve dinner, but by then nobody would be in any shape to really see what they are eating.
No one really cares about the food on Thanksgiving anyway, right?