Cooking for Sagittarius: Things to Keep in Mind

Sagittarius loves to eat. In fact, except for the fussiest of Archers (and picky Archers are a rare thing) most of them keep eating until there is no more food available. It could be because they simply love eating. It could be because they hate letting a good time end, and communal meals are fun for them. It could be because they actually don’t know when they’re full. It may be a combination of all of these reasons.

And they love it if you cook for them…under certain circumstances. While any Sag loves to be fed and is willing to try just about anything, if you invite Sagittarius over for dinner, there are a few things to keep in mind:

The closer to culture, the better. Sagittarius would rather eat an old family recipe that your great-great grandmother brought from the old country than the trendiest fusion food or ingredients. Don’t get me wrong: they like fusion food over tradition, but your tradition isn’t their tradition, and that’s what makes it fascinating and better.

Sagittarius always wants seconds, always wants to share, and always wants a big portion. Sagittarius is a charter member of the Clean Plate Club. They may not outright ask for seconds, but if you offer, they’ll take it, and it’s not just to be polite. They want it, and if they love it, they’ll eat it until their pants burst.

Sagittarius has no idea what to do with an elaborate place setting. Truthfully, they’d rather eat with their hands. They’re also clumsy, so putting three different glasses in front of them and expecting them not to spill any of those drinks is rather delusional on your part. There is no water glass, white wine glass, or red wine glass; there are just three wine glasses to be filled to the brim. On that note:

Sagittarius may drink until excess at dinner, too. What’s better than a good wine with a meal? Two wines. And a cocktail before and after, and a little whiskey in that coffee with dessert, too. In fact, you can ask them to bring a bottle of wine or booze to dinner, and they will do whatever they can to bring the best thing to share. They may bring two. They may choose their favorite, which may come with a story, so brace yourself.

Sagittarius wants to help in the kitchen, but be careful. Again, the Archer is clumsy, and if it’s not their kitchen, and if they’re not used to navigating the space, they may get hurt, break something, or hurt someone else. Now, if they’re in the zone – and if they insist that their way is the right way to do something – just let them do it, or you’ll have to hear them talk about it all through dinner.

Sagittarius doesn’t eat quietly…unless they just want to hurry up and eat so they can get back to whatever they were doing. No meal is a good meal unless there is good conversation. And Sagittarius will talk about anything, so you’d better have a strong stomach and a taste for the taboo. Sure, they can eat and watch the game on television, but if that’s not an option,

Colorful food with multiple ingredients always wins. Sagittarius loves exotic fare and anything that’s brightly colored and interesting. Paella, salads, kabobs, gumbo, and such are always better than anything simple. Fruits, especially berries, and vegetables in season are great, particularly anything exotic. Avoid bland things like celery, iceberg lettuce, and cucumbers and go for peppers, eggplant, and garlic.

But you can skip the health food. Unless Sagittarius has a bona fide allergy or illness, chances are they don’t want a lighter or “healthier” substitute. Yes, they will eat it, but no, they won’t be impressed. Don’t trim the fat from that steak.

Protein, please! Yeah. Sagittarius eats the gristle, too. And they may want to suck the marrow from the bones, so give those to them, too. While there are vegetarian and vegan Archers, the ones who aren’t may be particularly fond of meat, especially red meat, game meat, and exotic meat. Bone in too, because Sagittarius likes to know that their food was once living. It’s a respect thing. Chicken breast is okay. Baby back ribs better. Steak is better. Buffalo even better.

Barbeque and food you prepare yourself outside with the crowd is good, too. The Archer loves a good fondue, grill, or clambake is a great idea for the Archer. Sagittarius loves a good picnic and barbeque in the great outdoors. They’ll take that over being stuck in a crowded house any day. That’s not to say that Sagittarius doesn’t like Thanksgiving – it does, immensely – but that if given the choice, the Archer would fish and cook it’s catch on a fire on a balmy summer day instead.

You can serve the meal whenever. Sagittarius eats when they’re hungry, so if you’re serving dinner at 6, they’ll be there at 5:45, or 7:00. If you’re serving dinner at 10 p.m., they’ll be there at 8 p.m. or midnight. If you want them to be there on time…best of luck to you.