Not a good chef

Dear Queenie,

  Some friends of ours invite us over for dinner at their home quite often. I would like to invite them to our house for dinner, but I don’t cook. Taking them out to dinner at a restaurant doesn’t seem quite the same and I would hate for them to think they would have to do the same for us.

  Queenie, help!—Not a good chef


Dear Not a good chef,

  Invite your friends to your house for dinner and order whatever you want to serve them. If they compliment you on the food, be honest and tell them what you did (and why).

  You might also tell them where you ordered the food from, just to give them a chance to enjoy eating there – and to give the place a little free advertising.