Friday, January 12, 2007

No Food Post Today...

Last night's dinner was a repeat, albeit a good one. I re-made this recipe for Baked Shrimp with Tomatoes and Feta, tossing it with spaghetti for a great twist in pasta. It was really good the second time around. I changed it up a little by using my large skillet and just using that to pop the shrimp into the oven- it seemed silly to use a separate baking dish, and made one less to be washed. Definitely recommended, you can find the recipe in the Recipe Trove using the link above.

What I did mean to post about today was a new game that we've discovered. I've heard so much about the game Apples to Apples, that yesterday I picked up the Junior edition of it. We played a round last night after dinner and it was a riot! Even Zander was able to play with help from Mommy and the two kids were reduced to giggles several times over. It's the perfect game for a little together time, as the game is quick- over in about 20 minutes or so if you want. As I was at the educational toy store, The School House, I was looking over all the games they have, and so many of them look like a blast to play. So I think we'll be getting several family games from them over the next little while. Both kids are really into playing games right now, and what better thing to do in the evening together! It was also very interesting to see that most of the games there had won several award- many from prestigious associations like Mensa. If you're looking for family fun, check out your local educational toy store or school supply store. But most definitely, run out and pick up Apples to Apples. Even the party edition looks like it would be a blast for a group of adults to play.

On tap for today? Ah, I have to go fish shopping. We've lost three of the four that we had, so we need to pick up a few more. Other than that, we're having company for dinner, only they're bringing dinner, so it's an easy day ahead for me. Happy Friday everyone!

6 comments:

Kalyn said...

They have the regular adult edition, but I had lots of fun playing that game with my older nieces and nephews over Christmas. I think it would be tons of fun with adults too.

Jenn said...

The first time we had game night at our house some friends brought it along. Right after that we went out and picked it up. It was so much fun. So whenever we do game night at our house it's always the one game that gets played. It's a hoot.

Erika said...

We played it again tonight with Grandma and Grandpa- definitely more fun with more people. And anyone can play. I just love seeing Zander and Abigail understand a play on words or thinking something is just super silly. Those giggles are just awesome.

Chris said...

We got Apples to Apples adult version for Christmas. It was awesome because everyone could play. My mother-in-law could understand and win rounds even with the cancer affected memory.

Another good game for kids is Carcassonne

Erika said...

Thanks for the recommendation Chris. Carcassonne looks really fun- and I'm certain I saw it the other day.

Chris said...

at first you might need to modify the rules and then add a new one each time they get the previous rule. I know that is how we have to teach our friends' kids since we don't have any yet.