My mom, dad, aunt and a select group of friends come over almost every weekend to play Texas hold-em poker and eat a gourmet meal prepared by Scott. Last night we were tired and hadn’t got shopping for dinner, but my mom loves to play poker.
Some time ago I hot packed a large batch of spicy tomato meat sauce, so we broke out a jar and cooked up some radiatori pasta for a simple, comforting dinner straight from the basement. We added a basic caesar salad and mom’s home-made rice pudding that reminded me of childhood.
Fresh food is great, but having canned comfort food around is sure conveient when you’re tired.
By the way, mom got hand of the night with four kings! Aunty had a full house and began raking in the chips, but mom turned over her fourth king, asking with a sly grin, “does a fourth king get me anything?” Got my ass kicked by my mom, but a good ass kicking doesn’t hurt now and then.