Monday, February 05, 2007
The Big Game
It was a beautiful weekend here. The temps got up into the 50’s. It would have been perfect for working on the barn, but Toby had to do some work at Halliburton on Saturday and yesterday was the Super Bowl – duh no work then. Jesse invited several of her girl friends over to watch the game. I thought they were coming over early, we would eat, and then watch the game. Instead, they all showed up just after kick-off. There was lots of commotion with everyone getting food and drinks before they settled down to watch the game. They missed the first touchdown. I told her that she should have invited her guy friends – they know football etiquette. Toby grilled fajitas, chicken, sausage, and shrimp and some pineapple. We had my homemade salsa (not pico de gallo because the tomatoes are just not so wonderful this time of year), quacamole, cheese and tortillas – it was make your own taco. By the way, the word "fajitas" is the word for "flank steak". My ex-sister-in-law would get very irritated if we said "chicken fajitas" because chickens are not fajitas. It is rather funny to think of "shrimp fajitas". I have to admit that we do not always use true flank steak for our fajitas – mainly because with popularity, the flank steak became very expensive and is really a sorry cut of beef. I also put out some snacky foods including chips, cheese, small slices of turkey and ham, cheese cake…Once again we needed the guys because the girls just made a small dent in all that food. We had lots left over for lunches this week. We did have one guy show up with his girl friend. They are both big buddies with Jesse and Lindsay. Unfortunately, this guy was less into football than the girls were. Poor Toby! Actually, we all had a good time. With the Colts winning, we were all happy. By the end of the game, there were four girls on the couch - laying on each other, bundled up with pillows and snuggled down. Do guys do that?