I was thinking about how, here on CH we all seem to be heavily and well-invested in planning good, varied menus with a lot of contrast. Some years ago we went to a dinner party (four couples) and the cook served a menu consisting of spaghetti with meat sauce, au gratin potatoes with cheese, onion rings, and a rice ring with peas and mushrooms. Now, none of this was bad food. Right down to the onion rings, it was prepared from scratch. BUT it was one of the most ill-conceived menues I've ever seen, and I wonder: has anyone had a similar experience?
And no, the hostess isn't a 'hound, so no chance she'll see this. She does much better these days at devising a menu plan, BTW.