But after a few rounds of cards with him, we know better.
I fed the man a nice dinner, and he and Phillip proceeded to bury Beth and me at Spades. Well, I guess we made a semi-respectable showing, but still. It was a loss.
Salad with Blue Cheese and Bacon
Pan-Seared Beef Filets with Gorgonzola Sauce
Rosemary-Olive Oil Bread
Chocolate-filled Ebelskivers with Caramel Ice Cream
I got an Ebelskiver pan for Christmas from my uncle, along with some mix. When I was a kid, I had a friend whose mother used to make them for us for breakfast when I spent the night. I could never remember what they were called. I kept wanting to call them snickerdoodles, but those are cookies. They're basically round pancakes that you can fill with fruit, jam, honey, chocolate, or whatever. I loved them when I was a kid. Then Williams-Sonoma introduced the pan sometime last year and *bing* I remembered what they were called. So anyway, I made them for dessert and filled them with chocolate and served them with Caramel Ice Cream. Yum. Apparently Jack's grandfather was Danish and there used to be some place in CA they would go out and get them when Jack was a kid. So he was happy to have them again for dessert.
Or maybe not. Maybe that's why he beat me up at Spades. Hmmm...