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8 days a week

Thanks jhopp217 - with all of this in mind too, it looks like it'll all going to work out as long as I pay attention and mind my manners :)

May 31, 2012
HattedKat in Not About Food

8 days a week

HillJ and tcamp: this is very good advice too, thanks! Now to think of some yummy meals to make...

After reading everyone's responses I feel like I'm on the right track. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious. Thanks everyone!

May 29, 2012
HattedKat in Not About Food

8 days a week

Thanks! No towel = more room for clothes! I like to pack for rain and sun, you just never know :) Funny, I have no clue if my friend is an early riser or not - I can always make the smoothie at night then give it a really good shake in the morning.

May 29, 2012
HattedKat in Not About Food

8 days a week

Good tips, especially on the alone time! I think I'd need that too.

May 29, 2012
HattedKat in Not About Food

What did you have for breakfast today? [old]

A waffle with peanut butter and a smoothie with banana, yogurt, milk and Ovaltine.

Sometimes I sub the Ovaltine for macha; the banana for blueberries or mango but only with the macha - I'm not sure how those other fruits would go with Ovaltine (going to have to try them one of these days!).

May 28, 2012
HattedKat in General Topics

8 days a week

Hey Chowhounders!

I'm going to be staying at a friend's place for 8 days(!) while I do an internship of sorts (basically, volunteer work to test drive my future plans... which will probably still be volunteer work to start but that's another story). Aside from paying for groceries, cooking meals, washing dishes, and treating my friend to a meal (or two? help here too please) what else can I do to make this stay a pleasant one for both of us? I would like us to still be friends by the end.

I'm mostly wondering about how to be a good house guest - I've not done much travelling on my own or stayed at a non-relative's home for such a long period of time. I know to clean up after myself and to be as unobtrusive as possible to my friend's regular routine but what else? Do I bring my own towel? Can I bring my stick blender to make my breakfast smoothie? (That thing is noisy, so I'm probably answering my own question already.)

Thanks in advance for your help! I find Chowhounders are genuinely thoughtful with the food queries here, so I'm hoping you'll have some helpful house guest advice, too.

May 28, 2012
HattedKat in Not About Food