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Superbowl Sunday Pins

5 Feb

Ah, Superbowl Sunday.  Normally I would find some excitement in this, but this year I can’t say I care that much.  After last summer’s nonsense with the potential lock-out and the constant stream of unimportant football updates, I went into this season already annoyed at all of it. And as usual, my poor Redskins are the most disappointing team in the league.  Maybe the world. I gave up in the end and just stopped watching.  It was ruining my Sundays. This year I’m taking Ava over to watch the game with some girlfriends.  I think maybe one girl in the group might actually care about football, so it will be a different vibe this year anyway.  Hopefully it will be better than last year’s circus, but with Madonna as the halftime performance, its really hard to say.  I guess I wouldn’t mind seeing old muppetface Manning lose.  “Must hate the Giants” was placed into my subconscious as early as the womb, so I am always happy to see them lose.  So, go Patriots I guess.

But besides football, bad music, 1000 commercials, and general nonsense, what’s the most important thing about today?  Food of course.  So after all my blathering, here are my pins for the week.  All about party snacks. Maybe I’ll actually try to make something today when I’m finished.

Let’s start with an easy one:

What’s easier and more delicious than 7-layer dip?  These are more time-consuming than just making one tray of it, because you have to fill individual cups, but the result is super cute.

Yummmmmm.  Homemade mozzarella sticks.  I want one right now.  I don’t have a deep fryer and lord knows I am not going there, so I would try to bake these instead.  Instructions:

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Mozzarella-Sticks-2?pmcode=IKLDC05S&_mid=838832&_rid=838832.650200.781355

Pizza bites. Easy, delicious and cheap. My husband would go nuts over these. Instructions are here:

http://penniesonaplatter.com/2010/02/15/pizza-bites/

My aunt makes an antipasto platter for every occasion. Birthdays, Thanksgiving, whatever.  So that’s pretty much a given for me.  I thought these kabobs were a cute update on that. These are a no-brainer for me. But for those  of you without relatives that think they are italian, can find instructions here:

http://www.thehungryhousewife.com/2011/02/antipasto-kabobs.html

I’ve made this a couple of times now and it’s always a hit.  And actually pretty healthy.  It’s not always easy to find fresh corn on the cob this time of year, but it’s actually a must.  I tried to make it with frozen corn once despite the instructions not to, because it was all I could find, but it just wasn’t the same.  Instructions:

http://www.onceuponachef.com/2010/08/black-bean-salad-with-corn-red-peppers-avocado-lime-cilantro-vinaigrette.html

These are cute and super easy.  And a great sweet treat for kids.  Ava would love these.  Just chocolate chips and rasberries. Clearly my theme for today is easy.

I just had breakfast and now I’m hungry again.  Great.

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The Superbowl, a night for commercials and bad music.

7 Feb

I’m sorry, but I just want to watch football.  I sort of thought that was the point of the Superbowl.  I don’t want to watch lame car commercials or terrible musical acts perform.  All everyone is talking about today is the Halftime show and the pug commercial.  What about the football game?  What about how Aaron Rodgers is now considered on of the greatest quarterbacks in the league? The only thing better than Green Bay winning last night would be Green Bay winning followed up by Rodgers kicking Ben “I like to date rape women” Roethlisberger square in his baby maker before he runs off to molest someone else at a party.

And when did the Superbowl become such a consumerist orgy?  I won’t pretend that I don’t look forward to seeing the new Budweiser commercials, because I’m an old lady trapped in a young woman’s body and I love those damned clydesdales (even that was a total disappointment this year.)  But every year the rest of the commercials just get worse.  There are always one or two cute ones mixed in, but the rest are just pointless time wasters.  Tibet, Groupon? Really? Good thinking pissing off the demographic that actually purchases your deals.  Instead of paying $15 for half off of a $30 meal at a restaurant that is probably way overpriced anyway, I think I’ll just donate it straight to Tibet.  There are so many worthwhile organizations to choose from:
http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&q=donate+to+tibet&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&fp=d41f7d0c04a9ea99

There are so many things I want to say about the halftime show that its hard to start.  First of all, its really only there to entertain the people that don’t care about the game.  Kind of defeats the purpose, no?  It is a football game after all.  Not that I’m against entertainment, it just seems a bit much.  And I don’t know about you, but the very last group I want to watch is the Black Eyed Peas.  I think I’d be more entertained if Fergie got back on drugs and started wetting herself on stage again.  Ok, that’s a lie, but I just wanted to remind everyone about how lame Fergie is.  And Slash should be ashamed of himself.  That was the least rock and roll thing he could’ve done.

I know this has been circulating all over the web today, but just in case you still haven’t seen it, here is Christina Aguilera, who apparently doesn’t even know all the words to our National Anthem.  At least we know she wasn’t lip synching.

My apologies to those of you that actually enjoyed the circus that was the Superbowl last night, but I just think it would be nice, not to mention the right thing to do, to go back to making the Superbowl about football. I do like however that people have finally noticed that Pittsburgh’s coach Mike Tomlin is like the long lost twin of Omar Epps.  Seriously, its uncanny.

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