After reading & thinking about recent threads regarding entertaining, I'd love to hear from people about great compliments on their food preparation efforts. There's nothing better than appreciative guests, don't you think? Makes it all worthwhile & makes you want to invite them over and over again.
Here are some of my best compliments:
My best friend, who has complimented my cooking with words, is also appreciative judging from his actions, such as these:
1. Drinking up the remaining dressing from empty salad bowl
2. Tossing head back, eyes closed, & taking in the flavors of the food, 'coming back' with his eyes shining & a smile!
3. When asked which dessert (when there are more than one), he says: a piece of each, of course! Same with a soup choice, he will have 2 even 3 different ones!
Another shy, quiet & polite friend, when he asked the origin of the recipe for my spinach pie & I replied Greece, he abruptly exclaimed "f**k the Greek!" in a tone that convinced me that it was definitely a compliment! :) I broke out in laughter after that one!
I recently made apple pies, a pumpking pie, muffins and a plum/berry crumble (not on the same day) for guests visiting from France and they were so appreciate. They said the 'pastries' I make are the absolute best and that they don't make good pastries like that in France. Imagine! They're being nice, but it's so flattering.
Share some of yours!