The three of us - me, Jilian and Teddy all arrived within minutes of each other, to be greeted at the door with tantalizing smells oozing from the kitchen. We took off our coats, grabbed seats at the dining room table in Keisha's kitchen and chatted away while Keisha put the finishing touches on the kitchen. I briefly got up to prep the cous cous, one which Keisha introduced me to about six months ago. After eating said cous cous for a month straight I quickly tired of it and when I made it that night I wasn't sure if I was ready to have it again.
|chicken cordon bleu, steamed seasoned asparagus, curry cous cous, red & white wines|
When the three of us finished eating, Keisha suggested a game of UNO. In the middle of Keisha reading game directions Dez arrived and we chatted while he ate the plate Keisha had set aside for him. After Dez finished eating was when the real fun began. The UNO cards were dealt and even though we were going to play a practice round, that game ended up lasting over two hours, as all fun and exciting UNO games should. Though Jilian won the game almost immediately, Keisha, Teddy, Dez and I continued to play to determine who would take second place. And this is where the friendly banter, competitive spirits and
light teasing came out. We all wanted to do all we could to keep one person from winning!
Though Dez had an early flight to catch and Teddy and I had long drives home, nobody left until a second place winner was determined. It was thrilling as one person called UNO, only to pick up close to ten cards the next round. And this happened to each of us. We were so sure we would win, when we were down to one card and proudly shouted UNO. But the next round, we would be dealt a +4 wild card or +2 by the person preceding us. So it wasn't until past 11p when everyone piled out of there, only after Keisha got second place bragging rights.
|evolution of apple pie|