Since I have been recuperating from my surgery since May of last year, I haven’t felt much like going out anywhere. So, when we do see our friends, we usually have them over to watch a movie, play cards, or play games. I have always loved to entertain, and love making my guests feel at home. Part of that includes making some delicious snacks to share with them.
If we’re going to be watching a movie, I keep it very simple–chips and dip and some cold drinks, along with some popcorn. I don’t want the food to be distracting from the movie. But, if we are going to be playing games sitting at the dining room table, I like to do something a little more fancy. Sausage Cheese Balls are always a good choice. I make them gluten free so everyone can enjoy them. This Gluten Free Cranberry Tangerine Quick Bread is so easy to make and tastes delicious with some cream cheese. It really doesn’t take long to prepare a quick and tasty snack for when friends come over.
The games we like to play are Yatzee and Scrabble. I have a deluxe Scrabble game with a turntable that I have hauled around with me in the RV for 13 years. I had it in our house for many years before that. We also love to play cards, with Spades and Gin Rummy being our most favorite games to play.
I recently started playing games online with my friends. It is so much fun to go to a website and login, and be able to play with people you know, no matter where they live. I play Words With Friends, Word Worm, and Hang Man. One of my favorite online games is online bingo from Ladbrokes. It is just like playing bingo at the VFW but you don’t have to leave the house. I highly recommend this game if you like to play online.
No matter what the games, or what food you serve, or whether you are playing with your friends in person or online, the object of the game is to have fun and enjoy yourself.