Is anyone else finding entertaining to be a bit hard on the pocket book? In this global economic climate, and due to personal circumstances, I've been feeling it quite a bit lately. I enjoy cooking for friends, but even the ingredients for baking a cake for a birthday seem ridiculously pricey.
I've tried to be pragmatic, have fewer people over at a time, serve simple food, feed them lots of pasta and soup, and while everyone's polite and seem to enjoy the food (whatever's wrong with my savings plan, nothing's wrong with my cooking!), I do sometimes see them looking at the table and thinking, "Where's the meat?".