I may have hit on the best form of hosting people ever. Pancake breakfasts, man. Worked like a charm. I'm going to do this regularly. It was so easy.
Invited lots of friends over for pancakes anytime on Sunday morning.
Made up two kinds of pancake batter last night.
Made a tofu scramble this morning.
Friends came through, ate pancakes, chatted and left. The table was always full and I actually got to talk to people.
Man, I think this is a winner. It would be super expandable, and it was easy. I'm thinking Second Sundays, or at least the Sunday after Second Saturday every month (because Second Saturday is a huge monthly street fair here). I'm pretty jazzed for pancakes right now: oatmeal, buckwheat, corn-blueberry, sweet potato or squash... I'll always make a protein, too, so that I don't interrupt the meal by gnawing someone's arm off. My friends are gracious and polite, but I still don't want to be tacky.
Anyway, if I have ever done or said anything that gives me any credibility with you, if you trust me at all, you must make these Oatmeal Pancakes. They will make you happy.