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Old 03-04-2008, 11:38 AM   #11
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If you served the meat, tomatoes and cheese before serving the soup, they may have eaten it. If you served them all at the same time, that could have been confusing.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:48 AM   #12
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Personally, I`d have just asked them outright, Why?

you can obviously trust them enough and Know them well enough to be able to Ask that.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:08 PM   #13
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Thanks guys for helping me here. I was really upset when I wrote it. I went and saw my little Italian granfather ( who taught me how to cook ) and I told him about it. I tell yea, even at 86 he is very, very wise. Know what he said? He said "they lose". That made me feel alot better.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:33 PM   #14
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Know what he said? He said "they lose".
ROTFALMAO!

Yes, very wise.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:19 PM   #15
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Cute ... sounds exactly like something my own Italian grandfather woulda said!
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:30 PM   #16
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ROFL!!!! Thank you!! Are you in PA? Btw, yes, dry aged and HOME MADE.
Hi , and welcome to DC. I'm in PA . Your food sounds good to me !
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:20 PM   #17
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Hi , and welcome to DC. I'm in PA . Your food sounds good to me !
Thank you

Are you in the Philly area?
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:16 PM   #18
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I just did a post and it poofed. Anyway, liked reading this, didn't know a thing about it. Curious what gramps thought of dinner and also why others didn't seem to like it...could you flat out ask?
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:20 PM   #19
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Personally... what's really important? I don't mean to sound heartless, but this is ONE meal and you prepared what sounds like delicious fare. I'd chalk it up to the phase of the moon, the emotional state of your guests, etc.

You know you presented your best effort. That's what really counts. Kudos to you for a fabulous meal - including making the sausage yourself - and relish in the fact that the soup was a success.

I've had flubs. We've all had flubs. That's just part of how things work. You did your best. That's what should've been appreciated. Perhaps it wasn't stated the way you would've liked.

Everything sounded lovely to me, BTW.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:43 PM   #20
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Well, you could have served the salad first and then when they ate enough, brought out the soup. Frustrating for me, I can't serve any of my Asian cuisine to either my husband's side of the family or mine---it's strictly Texas fare (which we all love) so you lucked out with your supa!
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