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Preparing for Guests

wn streOver the past few years we have hosted and been hosted several times by family and friends. I just want to pass along a bit of wisdom as you prepare to host .

Lodging
  1. Gather enough towels for each guest
  2. Put a welcome basket together that includes basic toiletries that may have been forgotten.
  3. Provide them with some privacy…maybe you have a guest room, we don’t. We normally clear the twins out of thier room  and they have a sleep over with us.
Little basket put together for my parents
Food

YOU are responsible to feed your quests 3 square meals unless they state they are planning to do otherwise for a meal. So if your guests are going to stay for 3 days. You should find out when they will arrive and when they plan on leaving. YOU/YOUR family is responsible for feed them. this is something to take into consideration when you are making arrangements. When our large 7 person family comes  into a home of 2 or 3 people it can be a daunting task to cook for us.  We often pitch in to help. But no matter what your guest do you still need to have food for the every singl day. These do not have to be big complicated meals and you don’t even have to make it for them but you should have the food out and obviously ready for them. Count on making at least 1 serving per person and 1 1/2 to 2 servings for teens and athletic children.

Please remember that this is not the time to try to “show off” your culinary expertise, and this is especially true if you tend to have a difficult time being a hostess. I have found that simple food consistently  and well made helps guests feel at home.

Make a meal plan that includes what time you will eat at and post it so the guests can see it and plan their day accordingly.

Thanksgiving with friends & family

Easy Breakfasts ideas:

  1. Cereal with bananas
  2. Frozen waffles/pancakes with syrup and fruit
  3. Oatmeal (either a large batch or individual oatmeal packets)
  4. Premade or Homemade muffins with orange juice
  5. Bagels with cream cheese

Easy Lunches

  1. Set up a Sandwich bar: PB&J, deli meat, cheese & mayo,pickle, fruit & Chips
  2. Frozen Pizza
  3. Frito Pie (chili on top of Frito chips)
  4. hot dogs, chips
  5. frozen burritos or taquitos with chips

Easy Dinners

  1. Potato Bar
  2. Grill hamburgers, french fries
  3. Rotisserie Chicken, macaroni & cheese, veggie and bread
  4. Soup

snacks

Place some snacks in their room our out on your counter especially if they have small children:

  • granola bars
  • fruit
  • cheese and crackers
  • popcorn packets
Entertainment

Make a list of the local attractions someone visiting might like to go to. You can include your thoughts on the different places with some suggestions for them.

I hope that your next guests are easily and simply bathed in warm Christian hospitality.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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