8@6 is a dinner for eight that begins at six. Two couples go together to host the event, but only one needs to have a dining table for eight. One couple invites two people and asks them to bring a salad; the other couple invites two people and asks them to bring a dessert. Everybody brings a show-n-tell! The hosts switch off providing meat and a cooked vegetable. The home hosts provide beverages; the other bread/butter. And there you have it—a full meal and entertainment for minimal effort.
Last evening we joined the Sherwoods—David and Carol—to host our fourth 8@6.
Since we don’t have a dining room, we always gather at their house. You can see why, huh?
So we enjoyed the usual getting-to-know-you table conversation over a lovely meal with Scott and Susan, Floyd and Mary. After our scrumptious “Berry Fool” (a dessert from the out-of-print Narnia cookbook), show-n-tell began. Carol remembered her mother with photos, stories, and song (a recording of her singing); Mary showed pictures of the bride’s and bridesmaids’ dresses she made for her daughter’s wedding. Susan showed the tea cozies that she has knit, a story in each one. Scott showed his banana sticker collection. Yes, you heard it right. It’s a collection Susan’s mother started and sucked Scott into joining. Now the collection is officially Scott’s. This is one for the record book. David shared about harp singing, Mauri about his recent garage project. I showed off one of my collection of memorabilia notebooks, and Floyd his life list as a birder. It’s astonishing as well as the pictures he takes as he travels the world for his job as recruiter for Linfield College. Here’s his blog for bird pictures/stories.
So you see why we enjoy these events. Now you have all the information you need to start your own 8@6. What are you waiting for?