Game Night & Other Family Activities

When my middle son and his girlfriend come over, the treats flow!  We don’t do this weekly due to Scott’s busy evenings but every two or three weeks.  Usually they’ll bring over an appetizer or a loaf of homemade bread and a special game, and last night they brought homemade pesto which was out of this world and a game called Pastiche, which was fun and intriguing.  You have to collect paint colors to complete your chosen works of art–and they are real works of art, which makes it fun…I enjoyed just LOOKING at the game pieces.

We’re in the middle of a big awful heat wave so I made a cold supper of chicken salad, using a fabulous recipe from Lynne Rosetto Kaspar’s cookbook “How to Eat Supper” (or something like that.)  Here it is on the Splendid Table website.   This recipe is a WINNER and everyone loved it so much…there was much ooohing and ahing over the incredible blend of flavors.  You serve it wrapped in lettuce leaves.  I offered toasted french bread rounds as well but everyone agreed the lettuce approach complemented the fresh flavors of the salad the best.

Almond Chutney Chicken Salad

It was delicious with a nice Chardonnay. Best of all it was fun to reconnect with Middle Son and his girlfriend after our long vacation.

Earlier this week we had the pleasure of seeing our youngest son turn 21 and took him and his best buddy out for dinner and a drink at the place of his choice–which was Buffalo Wild Wings — and that was a lot of fun.   He selected Guinness on tap, which shows he was well brought up.   :-)  And then we all went to see Harry Potter.

And since we started the week (last Saturday, that is) by crossing paths on our vacation with our oldest son who happened to be in CO at the same time we were passing through on our drive home, we were able to have dinner with him at Frasca in Boulder.  (THAT was an incredible experience–starting with being invited to come back and see the kitchen and having a glass of wine and hors d’oeuvres with the owner.)    So in the space of a week, we’ve had quality time with each of our sons, and that makes me one happy mom.

About katiekind

Enjoying the second half of life. I have three sons who are the apples of my eye and a wonderful husband of 35 years--those are the important things. Long ago, out of the blue, I became a Christian. It was something I never planned on, but what joy it has been. I do website development and I like to read and garden and paint and I love beauty and truth.
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