Thursday, January 17, 2013

Game Night

This weekend we had some friends over for Game Night!  We've been talking about doing it for ages and we finally did it.

Worker Bee and I cooked dinner, another Teacher Bee friend brought drinks, and yet another Teacher Bee friend brought dessert.

I found tons of great ideas on Pinterest....

But did I do any of them?  Of course not!!!  Instead we just had some good food and some good fun!

We made from my favorite slow cooker cookbook of all time this delicious Smoky Beef Chili with the most amazing (and simple) corn salsa as a garnish.  (Oh yes, I'm afraid I'm going to share a recipe....again.....please don't groan.  But it's just for the corn salsa - I think it would be fabulously delicious on any homemade chili.)

Corn Salsa

2 cups fresh or frozen (I used frozen white corn) corn kernels
2 cups grape or cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
4 green onions, including green tops, thinly sliced
1/3 - 1/2 lime vinaigrette

Lime Vinaigrette

1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbl white wine vinegar
1 tsp grated lime zest
2 Tbl fresh lime juice
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil

Toss well and indulge!

We built a nice cozy fire in our wood stove (it got below freezing that night)

 pulled out all the games,

and enjoyed our relaxing evening with friends!
We played Cranium, Catch Phrase, and the Game of Things.  I only won when I partnered with Worker Bee on Cranium.  Holy guacamole that boy is good!  That must be why he keeps passing that  Jeopardy online test.  

Can't wait to do it again!

Do you wanna' come the next time?
What games do you enjoy?  I'd love to know!

Thanks for buzzing in!  So nice to see you!


  1. That sounds like a wonderful time and wonderful menu to me. I'd like to do the same thing. Since we moved back to Texas we've been reconnecting with some old friends....I mean old friends from high school! Can you imagine.

  2. Sounds like fun! Game Night with friends is one of our favorite things to do--and we're waaaay overdue for another one!

    Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!


  3. Game nights are soooo much fun!! And I love that you share recipes you love!


  4. Games night with favorite thing to do. Throw in food and it's a party. Apples to Apples is one of my favorites. How fun.
    blessings to you.

  5. What a fun evening, and we are trying to eat more healthily... that corn salsa recipe looks like a keeper!

  6. What time should I be there? I love game nite! It's been a while for me! Thanks for sharing!
    Xoxo carly

  7. What fun! I need to organize a game night now.

  8. you can share recipes any time; you have my vote. I would enjoy the chili recipe.. My husband really likes chili. I made an awesome homemade clam chowder. I do not use a slow cooker though. Thanks.

  9. I love all the old board games. I have to force the kids but they will always have a good time when we play them. Love the colors in your post. Bright and cheery.

  10. K, you cracked me up because I thought you were going to try all those Pinterest game night ideas! Don't you love when you have a game night after not having one in forever and you have so much fun? I finally played Apples to Apples for the first time this month and loved it!


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