I love a guest who brings guests. Forty-five minutes before Sheila and Tony were to arrive, I got a text:
Hi, Sue – Can we bring a guest? He’s from Spain.
What would you say?
Yes. Of course.
Bethany had just returned from Spain and she could chat a bit in case he was homesick.
Sheila was a new friend and what else do you say to a new friend?
Sheila brought three kinds of ice cream.
Guests who bring guests reminds me of a substantial salad:
Kale, With Apples and Cheddar.
Such unexpected but welcome guests: Apples and Cheddar! Kale–well-messaged kale. Well-oiled and well-garlic’d kale –is good, great even. But Kale that brings guests: Apples and Cheddar? Well, that’s worth a night in, with or without company!
- 4 cups finely chopped curly kale, washed and rinsed
- 2 T. coarsely chopped toasted almonds
- 1 apple, cored and diced
- 1 oz. sharp Cheddar, cut in ¼" pieces
- 2 T. fresh lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- 1 small garlic clove, crushed
- 5 T. olive oil
- 2 T. grated Parmesan
- Combine kale, almonds, apple and Cheddar in large bowl
- Whisk together the lemon juice, salt, garlic and olive oil
- Add to salad and toss well (I made this up to this step and refrigerated until dinner to help soften the Kale)
- Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve
Of course you can, especially if you bring ice cream. One kind will do.