In the times of Covid, our house took a lot of precautions. We chose to not socialize with anyone outside of our bubble, we’ve home educated our kiddos, and we did exclusive curbside orders for groceries and takeout. It was always our intent to get vaccinated as soon as we were able, and we are excited to have all adults in the house fully vaccinated.
We can’t be the only ones figuring out how to reintroduce ourselves into society in safe and meaningful ways, but also still being extremely cautious because we don’t yet know what vaccinating young kids looks like or know when that will be available to kids as young as ours.
Cue this weekend, we decided it was time to take the CDC’s advice and have my BFF and his husband and kids over for a fully vaccinated dinner party. If you find yourself not knowing how to socialize, please know, you are not alone.
I was so excited to have someone outside of my house to socialize with, but I was also a little bit anxious. I spent hours thinking about what to serve, and finally I remembered my favorite rule for cooking for large groups- and that is: Keep it simple.
I made my favorite Shwarama Recipe by Dinner at the Zoo, I whipped up some homemade Pita, and I made a big greekcuterie platter to snack on and serve with our meal. The result was an easy and conversation centered dinner party, where it was literally, seriously, so nice to see people.
Our kids are positively feral, and they don’t care if they don’t have friends their age coming over, they just honestly care that there are new people to chat with. We still don’t know what to do with child socializing, and in this regard we are very much building that airplane as it’s flying.
Side note: Pita, am I right? It’s so good. It’s the perfect vessel for a delicious dip. I served ours with Yogurt dip and Hummus.
I want to be clear, even though I was ELATED to have other people in our house, I still did not wear shoes. Some things just never will change.