Gender Bias

August 28th

I’ve got two house guests arriving tomorrow who will be staying with me for a bit. The father & son pair arrive from central Africa and Australia (respectively) within a few hours of each other. I don’t know them well, but I do know they are guys and they’ll be fresh off several long flights, arriving in Phoenix when she isn’t at her prettiest. Let’s be honest, we’re one step from hell at this point in the summer. The saguaro have their arms out in surrender as if begging the sky for a break all ready.

In preparation for the visit, I put together a simple meal that I hope they’ll love. In a completely stereotypical move, I went with foods I think men universally must love:

Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes

Crockpot pulled beef, which we’ll throw on buns with either salsa or a bit of BBQ sauce.

Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes

Stacked potatoes, with sour cream, butter, salt and pepper.

Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes


Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes

And oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

In the meantime, I’ll be feasting on girl food:

Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes
Boys coming to dinner: battle of the tastebud sexes
Why I need a bigger home

And hoping the cookies distract the guests from noticing my lack of beds for everyone. If nothing else, at least the couch-bound guest will go to bed with a happy belly. (Note to self: time to buy a house.)


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15 Responses

  1. You can never go wrong with Kiltlifter, beef, and potatoes. Please, one time, let me land a your house for a stay over.

  2. I’m sure they will love the meal and appreciate the hospitality!

  3. That girl food is definitely my preference, though oatmeal chocolate chip cookies would go down pretty well, too.

  4. Um, just because you have a house doesn’t mean there are empty beds in it! πŸ˜‰ I have empty beds in my house but they are leaning up against the wall in my loft. However, that is on the agenda this weekend to rearrange and get the beds put together in case people come to visit.

    Enjoy! If nothing else, your guests will laugh at the name of the beer! ;))

  5. I’d say they’ll be very happy. And don’t be TOO good – a bit of that shredded beef won’t hurt you!

  6. They’re going to love their stay with you and certainly will appreciate the home-cooked meals and your gracious hospitality.

  7. The meal sounds yummy and I haven’t met a guy yet who doesn’t love kiltlifter!

  8. I must be a man’s woman…I’ll take the beef, potatoes, and beer. And cookies. Lots of cookies. What a lovely welcome you’re giving your guests!! And a couch at someone’s home is better than paying for a cold, sterile hotel anyday. πŸ™‚

  9. Personally Ithink the accomendations are the very best! The meal looks wonderful for men and women, though I do like the look of that glass of wine and fruite and veggies. MAybe a nice fresh slaad with those pulled beef sandwiches and stacked potatoes? There is nothing like staying at a friends home with all the warm hospitality. Enjoy your guests Kelli!

  10. YUM!! I like the manfood! LOL!! ( oh.. and the wine!) πŸ™‚ How have you been?

  11. Just make sure that house is a little closer to Downtown!

  12. good luck with your house guests. have you blogged about the blue cross quilt before? do you have a full sized pic, I’d love to see more…

  13. as long as there is beer the Aussie will be ok πŸ™‚

  14. I am sure they will be fine. I’d like the wine and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies please.

  15. both girl food and boy food look pretty good to me πŸ™‚ i bet you are the most amazing hostess kelli… it’s so much more about the love and warmth than the bed or lack thereof πŸ™‚