Stephanie Foley/Food & WIne
Phil said, "We called a motel and the man there said they were full, and so was ever'body else. We don't want to be any fuss, but your daddy said that if we ran into trouble, you might put us up for a night." "Or two," said Eustacia.
At some point, I don't know when, I started to plan a bit too much for hosting company. Perhaps I got so caught up that I became fussed, sucking the spontaneity out of what should be fun. Those that profess to enjoy hosting often agree that the trick to keeping it stress free is to be prepared and organized. But don't forget to relax and enjoy your guest's company.