So my BIL and co-sis is here again for 2 weeks vacation from UK. We did not have to host them during their last visit. They spent 1/2 of their vacation at PIL's place - our next door anyways, and the remaining days in South India with co-sis's relatives. During their last visit, I've heard and witness a lot of atrocities by this co-sis to PILs. She acted as if she came from the heaven, and PILs house was not at all comfortable for her. She complained of heat, sweating and other weather related discomforts throughout her stay. But I heard she was happy and enjoyed her stay in south India which was no different, rather worst compared to our weather during that time. PILs tried to fix AC in her room, and made so much facilities to make her stay comfortable though. But she changed her complains to food, water, health, life style, and washrooms. In fact, MIL is a great cook though. But she cooks only traditional stuff which a modern girl like co-sis may not like. Also PILs are very orthodox and commanding. They use their authority as PILs to interfere, advice and decide certain matters for us. They believe they help us by doing this without knowing how much annoying it can be. But they had a hard time with this co-sis. In fact, this co-sis is a relative of MIL and Indian. She moved to UK at the age of 13. Due to this, I chose to keep a very formal relationship with this co-sis since beginning. Even though I tried to become closer at least via social media (family whatsapp etc) from the very beginning, she did not reciprocate. So, I gave up and maintained it in very low profile with her. So, last time when it was our time to host them for lunch, I opted to order from a reputed restaurent instead to cook by myself. I made it up as if I wanted to spend quality time with the guest rather than slogging in the kitchen while they are here. It worked. Thank God, there was no criticism or complaints about the taste of the food. In fact, I feared her blunt criticism and open unsolicited advice on how to make the food properly. I knew that I wouldn't be that patient to bear with her after having spent almost all day in the kitchen just to host them. So, my idea of getting food from outside saved both of us last time. Nevertheless, she was cool with me throughout her stay last time. Did not show her head weight with me. She was OK. BIL was extra nice whenever she became a little too much, specially when it comes to giving me parenting advice (Please note, she is yet to be a mother). This time, they are here. The episode of criticism and complaints about PILs hospitality and everything around them has already started. She is very loud, open and very blunt on face while doing it. But when she visited us casually, she maintained her cool. Not even once she misbehaved. She even asked me to cook for her one day, since she loves to eat my food. I used to upload my recipes in instagram and she used to like them often. She mentioned them and openly asked like this. Looks like, we will invite them over lunch or dinner during this weekend. Since there is a request to cook, I can't order outside food anymore. I am all for cooking, and I enjoy cooking and serving my guests too. But never once I was criticized or advised by the guests on how to cook better. I would take it as an insult after all my attempts to serve something special for the guests. After all, I am not a bad cook. I've earned good remarks from many people for my cooking, and house keeping skills. I am not even sure whether this girl will criticise or not. But it makes me nervous even to think about it. I can't cook confidently if I am nervous, and my food won't taste better if I lose my confidence. I am not an experienced cook. I've learned cooking mainly from the youtube recipes, so you know my capacity. But my food tastes and pleases many people and they look yummy in my instagram pics too. Now that I should maintain my pride by cooking something confidently to this one, and earn her appraisal. At the same time, I should be prepared to deal the worse case scenario too. Any helps?