I’ve never been a gambler. Well, at least not a good one. I rarely win anything, be it a stuffed toy at the county fair, or a pair of tickets via the local radio station. This fact does not bode well for me since I have a group of friends that likes to meet occasionally for a “friendly” game of Texas Hold ‘Em poker.
We have some really, really good players in the group and I am so bad that I only play when I know I have decent cards – I’m giving away all my secrets here! In all seriousness, the game is always fun. I see it as a way to connect to friends on a human level rather than via Facebook, and hey, when we host, I always make some sort of sweet or savory snack! So, even though my friends walk away with my buy-in (all $10 of it!), at least I can say I provided something good to eat while they do it.
This time, we welcomed two newcomers into the fold. My friend from Norway, Thomas, was here visiting and he brought his friend, Anders. To mark the occasion, I felt that something chocolatey would suffice. I instantly thought about my mother’s Texas Sheet Cake. It’s quick and simple, and totally divine.