Poker & Chili Night

Hubby and I spent most of today cleaning up the house and prepping food for company. I made things more fun with my Lady Gaga iTunes playlist and the Dance channel on my Pandora. Good music makes almost everything better, right?

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We had friends over tonight for Poker Night!

I managed to squeeze in a Zumba class beforehand thanks to getting most of baking done earlier in the day and utilizing my slow cooker for the main event.

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The spread.

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I was planning to make chili and corn muffins for the main eats, so I asked hubby to find something we could just throw in the oven for appetizers. He found a Tex-mex mix of 3 appetizers at Costco, and they came in quite handy. The boys loved them!

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And I was really impressed hubby made this veggie platter all on his own. It was his suggestion, and he even bought the veggies individually and chopped them himself. I realize that’s not a big deal to most people, but I thought it was awesome.

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I made my slow cooker chili recipe for the main eats.

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And I also made these corn muffins (and turned one batch into bread).

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And I made about a hundred of these oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Not really. But I usually bake in smaller batches, so when this recipe said it would make 3-4 dozen, it seemed like I had so many more cookies than I’m used to baking. I had to do them on 3 pans (2 in one round and 1 in another) with about 6 turns in the oven.

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We had games on…

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…but poker was the main event.

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In fact, they’re still playing as I type.

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I’m just glad we got all of our cleaning done today so I can relax tomorrow. I’m planning to take things easy for most of the day. I never seem to have much down time, so I’m trying to enjoy it while I still can! :) As for tomorrow night…we’re having a low key night at our neighbor’s house to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?

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Comments

  1. says

    Looks like a really fun time! I actually had chili for two days in a row from the best cook I know. My mom. Leftovers seem really tempting right about now. Love your blog btw. Glad I ran into it.

  2. says

    Sounds like a fun evening! I hope you don’t have to do too much cleaning afterward–that is always my least favorite part of entertaining.

    We’re having a relaxing night as well seeing as its possible I could go into labor at any minute! …I’m days away from having a baby… It will be a nice dinner, and home for us.

    • says

      Luckily hubby does a great job cleaning after our get-togethers. Usually I cook, while he cleans! :)

      I saw on your blog you have two more days to go! Almost there!

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