But as we walked back into the dining room with the plates of re-heated food, we definitely felt a little hesitant. In our heads, we knew that there this would be the same casserole whether we'd made it special for the evening or just for ourselves. But it still felt a little like we were serving "used" food not intended for public viewing.
It helped that our guest was an old friend. If she had been someone we didn't know as well, we probably would have felt a lot more shy about offering leftovers, honestly.
It's kind of a strange situation and not one that we've really thought about before. How do you feel about serving leftovers to guests?