When most of us think Superbowl, we tend to think of the funny commercials that we look forward to, unless of course, your team happens to be playing in the game…which we Viking fans haven’t experienced in awhile, so Minnesotans think… food, food, food! Each year, we ask ourselves, “what can we make this year?” Nate usually craves the chicken wings, Kelly likes the fondues, Megan enjoys chips & salsa and I tend to cut up the old standby of cheese & crackers. We like to mix it up each year and try new things, so this year we dropped the wings, salsa & chips and cheese & crackers. Instead we made pizzas, cheese fondue, popcorn and apple crisp.
It seems like a strange combination of food, but it really worked out well. Around mid-day, Megan and I made Beer Cheese Fondue. It was a simple recipe that I found on the internet. Megan cubed all the bread for me, while I melted the cheese in our fondue pot…she added the beer, we mixed in the two cheeses and within ten minutes, we were all dipping bread and apples into the pot. Mmm…warm and delicious goodness.
So this was a good starter for our Superbowl family party. We took a break from the appetizer portion of the afternoon and moved on to the game. Loved the beginning of the Superbowl with Jennifer Hudson singing with the Sandy Hook Elementary choir. They sang America The Beautiful. Very touching. Then Alicia Keyes sang an incredible version of the Star Spangled Banner while playing the piano. What a powerful and beautiful voice she has.
As the game begins, Nate and I gathered our numbers for the game. We payed $5 each, for a set of numbers. I have 4-3, Nate has 9-6. It makes the game a little more fun and exciting to watch, but we were both cheering for San Francisco…unless the numbers said otherwise. Each quarter paid out $100 and $200 for the final. We could use that money because we have a 15 year old who needs to sign up for Drivers Ed class and that money could come in handy. Wish us luck~
Halftime! That translates to “More Food!” Nate was on it, like a linebacker on the quarterback! He made two types of pizza’s. The first was a Sausage, Red Pepper & Cheese and the second was a Bacon, Rosemary and Asiago cheese. Both made for a perfect & delicious game food dinner. I bet they didn’t serve anything this good in New Orleans tonight.
The game tonight turned out to be a very close one. First half was all Ravens, but then the lights went out (power outage) and the 49’ers came to life when the lights came back on for the second half. We were cheering, screaming, yelling, booing, clapping and shouting just as if we were really sitting in the Super Dome down in New Orleans. It was a good game and a lot of fun to watch with the family all together. As I finish writing this, the game has ended and the Ravens have beaten the 49’ers by a score of 34-31. Sadly, neither Nate or I won any money tonight. I guess Megan will have to wait another year to learn to drive.
Maybe next year at this time, I’ll be making purple & gold themed food in honor of our mighty Vikings who will hopefully be playing in Superbowl XVlll. Congratulations to Adrian Peterson – MVP! And Chris Carter for getting into the Hall of Fame~