I adjusted my cooking style and decided it’s impossible to know who will be at dinner, so I always cook for 10 and let it at that. Now there is the odd events when one of the kids are at a sporting event and I pick them up and they ask what’s for dinner, I have to tell them it’s all gone. Where do you want to pick something up.
Then there are the wonderful Holiday meals, I really love those meals. Again I really never know who will be joining us, I tell them dinner is at 4pm you are welcome if you want to come. Well those dinners can be just the 8 of us or up to 25 people. I cook for the larger group and tell the kids all will enjoy the dinner or we will have left overs for tomorrow. I truly love holiday meals because it is the one time we all do sit down for a meal together. One holiday meal we were just completing the meal and in came round two of people, I sat through two meals that holiday.
I truly enjoy having good healthy meals for my family, that is why I enjoy the cooking and remain flexible with the numbers of people.