I think one of the most incredible things about food is the power it has to bring people together. A meal is a wonderful way to spend an hour of your time catching up with an old friend, laughing with close girlfriends about your weekend adventures, or on a date with your special someone. Because no matter how much time you have… everyone has to eat. Grab a quick lunch, spend hours dining at somewhere special, whatever it is – I adore having a meal WITH someone else.
Which, conisidently, is one of the strangest parts about moving somewhere new. You instantly cut out all of your dining partners. But what I’ve learned, if you’re cooking for one, you might as well cook for four… and asking people to join you for a meal is an amazing way to try out new friends (and inspire people to want to spend time with you)!
So last night, I decided to go big or go home and invite people over for a meal. And my dining entree of choice? Frozen Runzas.
Here’s the thing, if you know me, you know I adore Runza. It’s a Nebraska thing that I’ve always had a hard time describing – because – well – it’s a Runza. But all of my new friends had never had the pleasure and so I threw a bunch in the oven, got a few snacks and put on a Christmas movie. The best part of the night (besides finding out I did in fact have friends that would come over for a meal)? The reactions to the Runza.
“It’s like hamburger helper in a hot pocket.”
I would never have considered that as a description… but… it’s maybe not too far from the truth!
It was a night of comfort food, new wonderful friends, and a little White Christmas. I think it’s maybe my favorite night to date in my new city! Next time, my goal, is to make an actual meal… 🙂