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And is she asking as a friend or foodie?
Joined: Dec 9, 2005
Posted to Thread #17641 at 10:31 pm on Feb 6, 2010
As a friend she might just be looking for support, as a foodie she may be looking for your experience.
The fact she did a dry run of the food makes me thinks she is a bit nervous about the dinner, but that could be just me as I never do a dry run.
After compliments first, if you think she would be open/wanting advise you might say you've made a crowd pleasing version of that dish before that's slightly different and you'd be happy to share if she is interested in comparing it to hers (or if you are saying it via email just include it), but of course she'd need to decide if it would pair well with the rest of her meal.
Otherwise I might just be supportive of her efforts.
The man who carries a cat by the tail learns something that can be learned in no other way. - MTwain
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- 17641. How do I handle this??? A friend my DH works with gave - SusanKentfieldCa - 8:32pm on 02/06/10 (29)
- How good a friend? [NT] - PatBastrop - 8:47pm on 02/06/10
- Yeah, how good a friend... maybe you could say something like - DawnNYS - 8:56pm on 02/06/10
- I agree with the second part of this. I wouldn't take kindly to how to make - Luisa_Calif - 9:40pm on 02/06/10
- How about making YOUR recipe and sending it to her at work with your DH (with the recipe)? [NT] - cheezz - 9:22pm on 02/06/10
- OR suggest that you "just discovered" this amazing new dessert recipe and send it to her? [NT] - cheezz - 9:25pm on 02/06/10
- Since she asked for your input, tell her that you enjoyed hers, and send her your recipe - Joe - 10:18pm on 02/06/10
- And is she asking as a friend or foodie? - MariaDNoCA - 10:31pm on 02/06/10
- Tell her it's "wonderful: and when she serves it during the event, ask for seconds. Friends forever! [NT] - Steve2 in LA - 3:03am on 02/07/10
- Steve, you're a really good guy! What a nice thing to do. [NT] - Barbara in VA - 7:46am on 02/07/10
- Shhhhh! Steve doesn't like people to know he's a good guy. - Joe - 12:01pm on 02/07/10
- YOU BLEW MY COVER!!? (No more jam for you, my friend!) [NT] - Steve2 in LA - 8:45pm on 02/07/10
- I'm sorry, Mean One. Please don't hit me again. Besides, it was Barbara! You're so cruel! - Joe - 10:28pm on 02/07/10
- "Yes that's right! I AM Crew-well...and see that you don't forget it!" - Steve2 in LA - 4:30am on 02/15/10
- I'm glad I was able to help uphold your reputation. [NT] - Joe - 11:57am on 02/15/10
- Exactly!! [NT] - PatBastrop - 11:26am on 02/07/10
- Wonderful advice! [NT] - deb-in-MI - 12:45pm on 02/07/10
- Perfect! [NT] - MariaDNoCA - 2:06pm on 02/07/10
- So very gracious. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 6:42pm on 02/07/10
- Professionally, I'm referred to as "The Minister of Clear Thinking". Tell no one! [NT] - Steve2 in LA - 8:41pm on 02/07/10
- I loved your response. Class act. [NT] - Dawn_MO - 10:22pm on 02/07/10
- DH has "meals" at business meetings? Lucky, I think we had quarter-sandwiches once at my old job! [NT] - DawnNYS - 12:47pm on 02/07/10
- Thanks everyone! I liked Steve's idea the best, but - SusanKentfieldCa - 6:43pm on 02/07/10
- Good idea... if she asks. I'd always rather someone told me honestly - I put a lot of effort - cheezz - 8:48pm on 02/07/10
- I've learned that even when someone says they want your "honest" opinion, they really don't. I mean - Steve2 in LA - 8:57pm on 02/07/10
- I guess I'm an enigma - I just want people to truly enjoy what I make and there's almost always - cheezz - 9:03pm on 02/07/10
- No, you're not alone... I would appreciate it if someone saud something like - DawnNYS - 10:28pm on 02/07/10
- Try being an editor. Double sigh... [NT] - Amanda_Pennsylvania - 8:19pm on 02/08/10
- I'm thinking if she gave you a sample & asked for feedback, maybe she was unsure? I'd rather my - Traca - 10:03pm on 02/08/10
- I bow to Steve2 - Earnie - 11:39pm on 02/09/10