My GF Heather and I hosted my parents and local family (about 15 people in total). She did most of the cooking and I helped with cleanup, and played butler, making sure everyone had drinks and got to the food in an orderly fashion. It was a blast.
My only contribution to the food (besides eating it) was making banana pudding. It got rave reviews!
Last time, we had a deep discussion about China and Taiwan, which morphed into a conversation about the pandemic. Suggested topics for next time:
There have been two big trial verdicts recently, Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery. What do you think these verdicts and the reactions to them say about the US? What was your reaction to them?