Brunch should be an official American holiday. For us, it’s a weeklytradition that encourages sleeping in late, eating in pajamas, day drinking,and slathering butter, syrup, gravy, and jam across every inch of your plate.If you host pot-luck style, you’ll be stocked with leftovers for the week andin close proximity to your couch for the rest of the day.
For summertime nirvana, all you need are good drinks, some quality meat,and a spot to grill. Identify someone you know with a pool, then ingratiateyourself by offering what they most need: meat for grilling and booze fordrinking. Bring over the grub and a 12-pack every time and you’ll be golden.No friend with a pool? Make nice with whomever you can find with a greatyard, roof deck, patio, or lake access.
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We’re just going to come out and say it: This chapter is about sex.Yes, it’s about food too, but if you’ve decided to invite someone overto cook dinner—just you and that one person—your goal probablyisn’t to nail the dish perfectly. And regardless of your kitchen skills, itbecomes a win-win—make good food, and you’re the sexy chef; ruinthe recipe, and you’re the adorable gave-it-your-all cook. Your date isalready in your apartment, which takes care of navigating throughthe awkward car goodbye. Basically what we are saying is—if youcan’t make this work, you are hopeless.