This is my first time posting, but I have been an occasional lurker in this forum. Last week, my friend suggested a bbq at his place. Our group consisted only four of us (including his female friend and my bf). I offered to bring some food since he was known for his frugality. He is someone who rather eats frozen/canned food for convenience's sake and prefers to spend his money on restoring his classical cars or flying (has a pilot license).
I bought chicken thighs, sausages, veggies, and strawberries. On the way to his place, I asked him if he wanted me to bring anything else? His reply was, "Don't worry, I have plenty of food at my place too." When we arrived at his place, we barbequed only with the food that I brought over. The only thing he offered was rice. Bf and I are non drinkers and thus we drank water at his place. Luckily, the food I brought was more than enough for 4 of us, otherwise I would be mortified.
Right after we got home, I received a text from him thanking me for the food and suggesting that we should do bbq often. My bf and I were quite perplexed. Was this a normal etiquette of hosting a BBQ?
Now every time I ask my bf if he wants me to bring food over his house, he reply would be, "Don't worry, I have plenty of food at my place too." lol