Earlier this summer we hosted a few friends. Several people came with wine and beer, but our friend Ziva came holding a bag and announced …
Getting a bag of surprises with treats was extraordinarily exciting! And why the Cicvic family? “Name a better dessert,” she said.
Today, Ziva explained her approach on the phone:
* “I got good humor from the dagger. It’s a classic, you don’t have to mess with it. ”
* “Chipwich works with everything from fancy spreads to burgers or tacos. I don’t know fashion, but it’s basically a jeans for dessert. ”
* “As you eat it, you can’t stop talking: it’s so good, it’s so good.”
She also clarified that we could eat them that night or put them in the freezer to enjoy all week. We ended up kicking them out at 11pm; it was such a fun addition to the evening.
Now I’m wondering, what do you usually bring to a friend’s house?
“My husband, a blessed Southerner, taught me to never show up without something, like wine or cookies or flowers at the store,” says a reader named Lindsey. A bottle of olive oil is also a great gift, adds a reader named Jen.
Or you can bring something special to the host. “When my partner and I had a lot of gatherings, the best people could bring were bags of ice!” says Stephanie. “We always ran out of drinking ice. Maybe you know your friend likes lottery cards or pickles, or the kids are missing boxes of juices. ”
But at the end of the day? “Really, a guest who showed up and enjoyed the best guest I could ask for,” Stephanie says.
Thoughts? What do you bring as a guest? I remember a Cup Joe reader named Karen once said, “Knock your elbows.”