Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Group Game Night

Who: Lothbrights, Hoyts, Burleighs and Becky
What: good food, good friends and good board game fun!
When: Last Saturday night
Where: The Lothbrights home in West Seattle
Why: just for fun (see What)

Jen and Tez hosted a great evening!  We ate a wonderful dinner of BBQ'd pork, corn-on-the-cob and fruit salad.  Dinner was followed by a game of Risk.  If you've never played Risk before you should.  It is a little confusing at first but once you get the hang of it you can battle your way around the world, increasing your number of armies and the territories you control. 

As we set up, Cortez plots his path total world domination.
Ryan sets up the ultimate army in the South Pacific.
black=Ryan&Mike :: yellow=Kate :: green=Becky
red=Cortez :: blue=Jen :: pink=me
Eventually those little red blocks started to take over more and more of the board.  Had we continued to play, it is almost certain that Cortez would have picked us of one by one.  However, it was getting late and the old fogies among us needed to go to bed.  I had a lot of fun but I don't think I'm ruthless global dominating type.  :o)  

Oh I almost forgot . . . for dessert Ryan and I made a blackberry crisp from my mom's recipe.  I said I would post it so here goes.

Mom's Crisp

fill the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with fruit.
you can use apples, blackberries, cherries, peaches 
or whatever is on hand and sounds good!

in a separate bowl mix the following ingredients together with a fork 
1 c. flour
1 t. baking powder
1 c. sugar
3/4 t. salt
1 egg (unbeaten)
mix until crumbly

sprinkle flour mixture over the fruit
sprinkle on cinnamon (if desired)
pour 1/4 c. of vegetable oil over the fruit

bake for 30-40 minutes @ 350 degrees
until golden brown and bubbly

Thanks everyone we had a great time!  I can't wait until the next GGN.