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peace
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The local BP is coming over for a visit, and I would sure appreciate some suggestions for refreshments and snacks. [Smile]
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nitasmile
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I am sure anything you do is great. To me it is nice to have a combo of healthy and not so healthy treats. I am sure he will like whatever you do.
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Depends...is he talking about a calling, and do you want it? (Have two options waiting in the kitchen.) [Big Grin]
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[Big laugh]
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peace
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I can't boil water! [Roll Eyes]
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You don't need to boil water. No hot drinks, remember? [Big laugh] <chuckle>

If it's just a short social call (not dinner or a special occasion), have what you'd have at any small afternoon gathering. Veggies & dips, crackers, cheese, sliced fruit, maybe some Martinelli's & sparkling mineral water

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quote:
Depends...is he talking about a calling, and do you want it? (Have two options waiting in the kitchen.)
[ROFL] [ROFL] [ROFL]

[Big laugh]

That made me [Big laugh]

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Well, since we're just investigators, this poor man has volunteered to come to our home and speak to us about religion. It's going to be after supper, so I was just going to have a few cookies, fudge, etc., but I'm stumped on what beverages to serve.
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We serve juice. Herbal tea. Lemonade.
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I like milk with cookies and fudge.
Can't go wrong having cold water on hand.
I like to keep Sprite or 7-up on hand also.

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warning, if you feed them they may comeback, over and over and over and over.....

Actually, I doubt that they are that interested in being entertained. So unless social graces are your forte and you enjoy things like that, I would not sweat it much.

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peace
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[Big laugh]

Aww, he's such a nice guy!

I'm not much of an entertainer. That's why I'm asking you guys! [Wink]

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Just be yourself and relax. You can serve almost any kind of veggies, fruit, cake... and water, juice... You probably got the picture by now.

The important thing is not what to serve, the important thing is that you feel comfortable, and being that you make him feel comfortable, and give him a chance to know you.

Good luck with the visit. [Wave]

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I forgot you were still investigating! In that case, you are under lesser obligation than a member ("Of those unto whom muchi s given, much is required" [Big laugh] <chuckle> )

I'd say that a dessert or cookies & milk, Sprite, or water (with ice offered) would be fine.

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I think people have covered everything. I always think it is good to have a variety so you have more of a chance to get the right one for the guest. For my Birthday, we had a fruit drink that I thought was like nectar and imported. Everyone but me opted for filtered water.
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Anyone that comes to my house gets fed a full meal... usually involving pasta... it's something of a handicap of mine, having served a fulltime mission for the church in Italy.

--Ray

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Ray, I have been craving pasta of late. I could eat spaghetti and meatballs quite happily every day!

By the way, I asked someone what the juice was that I spoke of earlier and it is mango juice imported from India. Very potent and a real delicacy!

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Hey...I think I've had that juice. It takes a little getting used to, and a little goes a long way!
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mmm...I love mangoes. Pasta too...

I'm getting hungry...

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Well... if he seems at a loss for what to say, offer him some coffee or tea. He'll adore you for providing him the opening to speak to you about the Word of Wisdom. [Big laugh]
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Thanks for the input everyone. I think I've got it covered! [Smile]
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OK, so what did you actually offer him, and how was the visit? Inquiring minds want to know!
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You feed the branch president? Wow, you're nice! I never offer more than water when the bishopric comes to see me. [Wink]
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I'm so disappointed. The BP had to stay late at the hospital, so our plans were canceled. And we literally had every food and drink item that you guys suggested, and then some. Now we have to eat these snacks all by ourselves. And they taste great! [Razz]

Seriously though, I am EXTREMELY disappointed.

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Sorry, for your disappointment. I will sit here and eat snacks with you! [Smile] It looks like you have some very lovely things prepared!! How thoughtful!! My husband is actually stuck at the hospital tonight too!! I definetely know the feeling..... we have had a real busy couple of days around here, and I have not been feeling real well, so I decided tonight to make us a nice dinner (alfredo..... one of his favorites) He called and said he was on his way home.... then called back and said he got called over to the hospital... said he will be home by 10:00 pm hopefully. Such is life, I guess. Now I have this wonderful dinner, and no one to share it with. Would you like some???? [Smile]
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Mango juice! Lovely stuff!

We can buy it by the bottle here, cordial which is then added to water. I love that stuff! But people here also make their own from scratch, usually from the mangoes growing in the tree in their yard. [Smile] That stuff is even better than the bottled. Yum!

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Sorry about how you made all your plans and that it had to be cancelled. Could you make him a plate of goodies and deliver it to him? Also during this time, the bishops/branch presidents spend lots of time performing tithing settlement. (in case you don't know what this is, this is when people go before them in a private interview and account or make a declaration as to their status in paying tithing).

Anyway, hopefully it will go better next time- by the way, have you met again w/the missionaries??? [Smile]

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Awww, I'm sorry your little visit didn't happen. He would have been pleased with any hospitality you would have offered. Nita mentioned putting together a plate of goodies for him, which is a nice idea.

If you still have any of the things that store well like cookies, pastries, etc., maybe he'd appreciate having some in his office during tithing settlement meetings. If you have a ton of stuff, give him lots & tell him to offer them to the people coming in. My bishop keeps long hours during December, so I'm sure your branch president will be very grateful.

[ December 07, 2006, 10:21 PM: Message edited by: Curelom ]

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Peace, I'm not sure we are steering you accurately. There is absolutely no obligation to provide anything when a BP or other church member comes to visit.

And when people do offer something(anything)those who visit will be grateful for whatever you serve.

So make, or don't make, whatever you like. (And if you are inclined to provide something, make it a plate with the number of cookies on it that equal his wife and children since it will delight him to take something home to the loved ones who sacrifice so that he can fulfill his church obligations.)

[ December 08, 2006, 08:38 AM: Message edited by: pnr ]

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Curelom wrote:
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you still have any of the things that store well like cookies, pastries, etc., maybe he'd appreciate having some in his office during tithing settlement meetings
Thanks Curelom, that is what I meant to include in my post and forgot once I explained what tithing settlement is.
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pnr is right about treats being totally optional, and not at all expected. I have never offered goodies when being visited. But then, I am lacking in social graces, so... what do I know? [Wink]
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Speaking from my own personal experience. Due to various allergies/syndromes/diseases with which I am afflicted, I am forced to abide by a very strict diet. Because of this, I am often offered food that I can't or shouldn't eat. I always appreciate it when a simple, "No Thank You," suffices instead of any lengthy explanation.
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Due to the late hour, I never did get to take anything up to the hospital. But it's a great idea, and something I definitely will remember for the future.
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