Sunday, March 07, 2010

One weekend, 33 home-cooked meals

If you fly from Hawaii to the mainland, and don't live on the west coast, you will have a long layover at an awkward time on the west coast (most likely LAX).  If you fly with kids, this is a VERY BAD THING.

Chez Bad Mom has hosted three families on their return flight (not at the same time).  We are as close to LAX as you can get and still not be under the flight path.  Moreover, we are the cheapest bed and breakfast in town.  Heck, we even drive you to the airport for your connecting flight and pack you a sack of in-flight snacks!

And, if you have college friends over for the weekend, then other college friends in the LA region will stop by.  Add a coworker that had just come home, tired but exultant after participating in the successful launch of GOES-P.

As I filled the dishwasher for the 8th time this weekend, I totaled up the meals.  We served 33 home-cooked meals to 12 different people between Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.  Most of the food was cooked from scratch.

Miraculously, we ended up with more beer and wine at the end of the weekend than at the beginning.

It was a very good weekend, but I need some quiet time alone.  I sent Bad Dad and Iris to an Oscar party elsewhere while I go to bed early with a book and a 70 page DARPA BAA.  Light bed-time reading after all that heavy lifting in the kitchen.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. That's a lot of cooking! It is good that your guests brought you beer and/or wine, though. We have a similar "problem" of growing booze stores during rugby season. We often host rugby watching, and everyone brings a six pack, but no one drinks more than a couple of beers. Hubby only complains when they leave him bad beer.... (When I'm nursing an infant, as I am now, I drink only one or two beers a week, so it falls to Hubby to deplete the stores. His is a tough life.)