Have you ever been invited over to someone else’s house for dinner?
If so, they probably served something that you really liked along with another item or two that you weren’t all that fond of.
That’s why it’s always best to start out by taking small portions of foods that you’ve never tried before to see if you’re going to like them.
I’ve seen some foods that looked absolutely amazing but ended up tasting horrible.
And trust me, there are few things that are less pleasant than feeling obligated to eat something that tastes awful simply because you don’t want to hurt your host’s feelings.
There are two important advantages to starting out with small portions when someone invites you over for dinner:
1 – You won’t have to eat a heaping helping of an item you don’t like.
2 – You’ll have an opportunity to flatter your host by asking for more of the item(s) that you do like!
Bottom line: Being judicious with your initial serving sizes can help ensure that you’ll really enjoy your meal when eating at someone else’s house (and your host will enjoy the experience more as well).
To finish up, here’s a short video offering several other tips for being a great dinner guest. Check it out!
Note: As always, you can watch the video at full screen by clicking the “square” icon that will pop up in the lower-right corner of the video after it begins playing.