After the debacle of the Boggle (hey that's kinda catchy!), we pulled out the Scrabble game, complete with the *OFFICIAL* paperback Scrabble dictionary and the letter tiles that are kept in an old school cloth Crown Royal bag. Because NOTHING says Scrabble more clearly than an old cloth Crown Royal bag!
While the other guests sat in the living room, watching the game, and Mister Man toiled over the turkey, we hovered over our letters as though staring at them would help them to magically transform into 7 letter, triple-scoring BINGOS.
Mister Man toils, while Tamara coaxes her letters into a decent word.
AND if you peer VERY closely at this next photo, your scrutinizing eyes will see that someone DID land a 7 letter word! [HINT: It runs vertically towards the top of the board.] ['NOTHER HINT: The word is BOILERS] And who was the purveyor of this 75 point word? Well it wasn't moi. Nor was it Tamara.
It was one of the folks attached to the SWEET POTATO PIE dish. It was in fact, the mind-BOGGLING meister of words herself, Diyan. Thank heavens for that Sweet Potato Pie, or we MIGHT have had to ask her to take her basket of extraordinary skills, and leave us mere mortals alone to wallow in our misery!
Orange is such a perfect fall colour, and we had lots of it on the table, including this glorious cheese sauce made by Ms. Lara herself.