We don't get out of the house socially as a couple all that often any more. Just the nature of full time caregiving. But that doesn't mean we are hermits.
This weekend we had dinner and a game night for 8 people at our house. I served Beef and Chicken Kabobs. I always think of this dinner as quick to put together - but it isn't quick at all. There is a lot of prep work (chopping, marinating, mixing, loading the items onto the kabob sticks). But they cook under the broiler and that is fast, so it gets to the table quickly once the cooking starts. My son's girl friend brought a yummy tossed salad with big shavings of cheese and strawberries on the side. And our friends brought a tasty pound cake with ice cream. Check out the top of the cake. Very elegant.
But the highlight of the evening was the game playing. My husband is a bit of a game collector. We selected a game called Lord of the Fries - a Steve Jackson Game.
The rules began this way:
Welcome to Friedey's, the Fast Food Restaurant of the Damned. Our staff will serve you to the best of their ability ... but they are all brainless zombies.
Some of the "meals" listed in the game were:
Beef which is Actually Beef
Mao Tse Tongue
Secret Tijuana Deathmatch
Meals with those names made my Kabobs sounded pretty tame!
It was a great game for a large group and the playing time is 30-60 minutes. The rules are easy to absorb - even after a glass of wine and the game play can be fast and furious. We had a great time.