Answer went before I had finished....I said I don't often have people over for a meal in the evening.....as we 'mature', my friends and I mainly like to eat out when we meet up and..it is usually lunch as we also feel less like venturing out at night, do sometimes to a show or the like but not often for a meal..especially in winter.
When I was younger,and before my health deteriorated,I would do so.But it is all just too much now as I get so exhausted at the drop of a hat. Something must have rubbed off though,as my son became a very successful and happy Chef!!
Not very often, usually for a special occasion. With three little ones to look after, it would totally throw out our night-time routine to have dinner guests. Perhaps when they're a bit older and I don't have to help out with homework quite so much.
Or others my age, hehe. I don't go out a whole lot. I also totally get the washing up at night. I'm by myself three to four nights a week as my husband is at work, so I find myself eating cereal or an egg sandwich instead of cooking a 'proper' meal.
I enjoy cooking for others, but I do it rarely. I think this is part of hermit-like nature - I have few friends and those I do have are as social as I am. When I cook for others, it normally means I have family over visiting, which is also fun.
Used to, many years' ago. Not now. Too old! Entertained much when younger. Went to SO much trouble buying the best ingredients', cooking, presentation, excellent wines, started sorting menu at minus one month. Was enjoyable sometimes. But quite a few never returned the favour, so things just dwindled. Eventually got down to just a couple of close friends, then after having kids it all totally stopped. No money. No time. Too tired & disinterested. Life had changed to concentrating on children, as it should be.