So me and dh have become good friends with a couple we have known for awhile, but only recently had the chance to hang out with them. We take turns at hosting and making dinner. When we got together last night, it was our turn to host. I made a curry dish that I had never made before. I love Asian food but I'm not always good at making it. They loved it and I was happy that it turned out well. Then my friend said that she would make meatloaf when it was their turn to host. Awesome. We love meatloaf. She went on and asked what I thought I would make next. I said stuffed pasta shells. She asked liked she got mad and said in a huffy tone, "Well my family is Italian and we save dinners like that for really special occasions." Ummmm. Okay. I didn't say anything in response. It was awkward.
Later, I asked her dh if my friend was mad about something and if I somehow offended her. He told me that she is just mad because I'm a better cook and she gets irritated when I make things better then her. Stuffed pasta shells is a special thing in her family. Then he said, "I know it's dumb right?" Then we chuckled about it for a minute.
So I'm not sure what to do about this. I was never under the impression that we were having a competition. I enjoy her cooking so I don't get it.
If you were me, would you go ahead and make stuffed pasta shells or do something else? Shoudl I say something to her? This is the only time that we have ever been uncomfortable with them. I would hate for this to fall apart over something so small.