If you're lazy this Friday afternoon, and really, really, really don't want to do any more work, even though you really, really, really should finish up that project (like me), please take 10 minutes and read Ellen McCarthy's hilarious story of a First Dinner Party. With a rack of lamb.
My only gripe with the article? No mention of hostess fashion. But when one's attempting to turn a bloody piece of meat into roasted loveliness, who has time for describing one's ensemble.
*Saavy pic courtesy of The Washington Posts's Robin Zingone