We also enjoy family time on Sunday - games or a movie, usually. I proposed Scrabble this past Sunday but was voted down (3-1) in favor of poker. Sigh. Discovered my daughter's love for the game when she was 7 - and I was playing Texas Hold 'em with Chris and Charlie. Samantha wanted to play and I told her, "No, honey, we'll play a game you know how to play, like UNO, after I beat these boys.” She insisted that she knew how and wanted to be dealt in... so I acquiesced. She scooped up the pot a few minutes later declaring "queens over nines." She also won a tourney the next year with 10 players (.10 cent buy in per year of life). I finally asked her strategy - because it seemed she was bidding up the pot with nothing to go on, and she told us she was waiting "for that last lucky card." (Oh brother!)
A year into the move to Eugene we still have weekly Sunday Appetizer Night. My contribution this week was Hummus made with the VitaMix (thanks Candy!!). I bake pita triangles with a little olive oil and salt and serve it with this:
2 15 ounce can chick peas (garbanzos), one drained, one undrained
1/2 cup raw sesame seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup (60 mL) lemon juice
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
Place all ingredients in Vita-Mix container in order listed. Secure two-part lid. Select VARIABLE, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #10; then to HIGH. Run machine for 1 minute or until smooth. If necessary, use the tamper to push the ingredients into the blades while processing.
P.S. Charlie took the $4 as the big winner in Poker.