Super Bowl Snacks: Quarter-by-Quarter
Indio, California: After exercising this
morning (5 mile walk for me; 21 mile bike ride for DT), we entertained an
out-of-town guest for a little Super Bowl Party. First, there was a round of
golf in the very warm sun (yeah!) and then the game kicked-off. I'm only in this
for the commercials.
FIRST QUARTER: Seven Layer Dip. I am pretty sure this is the first time I have
made Seven Layer Dip in this century. Turned it up a notch with a black bean mélange
bottom layer (and wrote down everything included for future reference). Not sure
why I don't make Seven Layer Dip more often as, except for a little cheese, the
appetizer is pretty healthy.
As long as you eat the seven layers with a spoon... and not
tortilla chips. Calories on Super Bowl Sunday don't count, right?
SECOND QUARTER: We brought-out the Show Stopper (but the game still
continued) for the second quarter. The Main
Attraction. The Star. The Real Reason Americans Watch Football.
Chicken wings baked in a hot oven. Tossed with wing sauce and then - this is
my new secret - placed BACK IN THE OVEN for fifteen minutes before serving.
Celery, of course
Served with homemade blue cheese dressing. (Recipe will be posted this week.
I have a
fat-free blue cheese dressing recipe on this site, but this version is
not fat free. At all. In any way.)
At halftime, we all went out and snapped photos of the gorgeous sunset. And
watched Katie Perry.
THIRD QUARTER: By now I was in a food coma and pretty bored. Who was
playing in the Super Bowl, again? This may have been the first NFL
game on our TV all year. Why were the commercials pushing anti-violence, yet
men were smacking the holy crap out of each other on every play? I was
getting mixed-messages and not enough cute puppy advertisements. I was
polite and only mentioned TWICE that "we could switch over to Downtown
Abbey now". Keeping with the "Keep Calm & Intercept Tom" vibe, I served
a simple bowl of fresh veggies during the third quarter.
A palate cleanser, so to speak.
FOURTH QUARTER: According to the mood around our casita - where no guest held a
passionate allegiance to either team - the game wasn't too exciting until the
final few minutes.
Luckily, I had saved a hot spicy treat for the final quarter of the game - Beef
Meatball Popsicles... which were very very plain (5% fat, organic, grass-fed)
meatballs - made with egg whites, onion, garlic and breadcrumbs only - simmered
for a few hours in BBQ sauce in the crockpot, and skewered on wooden sticks just
before serving. Popsicles for Carnivores.
And then the Seahawk coach called for a pass play instead of running the
ball into the end zone for a touchdown... and the game was over... no, wait,
the anti-violence players had an end-zone brawl. THEN it was over.
FYI: America set a World Record in the Indoor Distance Medley in New York
this weekend. The DMR consists of 4 racers, passing a baton, combining a
1200 meter, 400m, 800m and a 1600 meter race. Ex-Duck racers Matthew
Centrowitz (1200) and Michael Berry (400) were on the winning team with Erik
Sowinski and Patrick Casey. Ireland was second, New York-New Jersey Track
Club finished third, Kenya fourth. No fighting was witnessed. The new world
record is 9:19.93. See the race
Until my next update, I remain, your "it's officially track & field
RV PARK: The
Motorcoach Country Club
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