The mother of one of my son's preschool buddies and I have been meaning to get together all year. Now that my son has started school school (and hers hasn't), we're down to our last chance. We've cooked up pancakes as an excuse--I meant to make them for the sleepover at preschool, but then my son got sick. They were disappointed, so I invited them over for pancakes, thinking that meant brunch on a weekend. They commute, so would rather come on a Friday eve. Pancakes for supper are not unheard of, of course, but I'm trying to figure out how to make them more appropriate for dinner with folks we don't really know. It's just the 5 of us--my son and me, Luca and his parents, so it doesn't have to be too fancy, but I would like her to reciprocate and for us to stay in touch, so it has to be decent.
I'll serve real maple syrup (don't think we could get Log Cabin in Germany even if we tried), fresh fruit and whipped cream.
I'm a bit stumped on the drinks. Samosas might work, and the boys can just have OJ. Does anyone have any better ideas?
We live deep in the heart of grill country. I might light our little fire pit and cook bacon on it, and grilled bananas foster (very yummy). I'm a vegetarian so could really use advice on the bacon, particularly since they don't sell exactly strips of bacon over here, so I'm going to have to figure out what cut of pork/ham I want and how to ask for it.
Any other suggestions would be much appreciated!