It wasn't much, but I did it...I had company for dinner! And it happened in the best way possible. On Wednesday, a friend of mine came over for a visit with her children. We gabbed all afternoon and lost track of time. My husband came home from school and mentioned that she would get stuck in traffic if she didn't hang around for another hour or so. There was only one thing for her to do...stay for dinner! We heated up leftovers, and the kids ate corndogs (thanks for the idea, Danielle!)
I know this seems like a terrible way to begin my want-to-have-dinner-guests venture (leftovers and corndogs!), but because it was totally unexpected, I didn't have time to stress about it all day. I see it as a great beginning. It was very simple, and my kids did great. Thank you all for your great advice!