Monday, February 4, 2008
"Superbad" and the Super Bowl
I'm such a bad girl. I've never really been a big football fan (we'll nobody's perfect), so it's no surprise that I nearly forgot all about the Super Bowl being this weekend. But hey, give me a break; I kinda lost track of time with my hubby being home sick all week (We've been vegging on the couch and watching movies; "Superbad" was our latest flick).
If it wasn't for Charles asking for my advice as to what to fix for game day, I wouldn't have remembered to plan my own meal for the occasion. Without his little reminder, this post would not have been possible. Thanks, Charles, for jogging my memory.
Usually, we go to the Super Bowl party at my mom's house, where she has plenty of fresh fruits and veggies for me, alongside the traditional football fare (chips, dips, mixed nuts and snack mix). But, the main event is her chili, so I make sure to bring my own version, raw of course (that was a no-brainer for my menu last night).
This year, due to the fact Matthew is still recovering from his illness, we decided to stay home and watch the commercials as just the three of us (Jacob included). Yes, I said commercials; that's my favorite part of the telecast, next to the half time show (I was so excited to see Tom Petty this year. I drove Matthew crazy, singing along with all the songs).
One of the commercials, although not my favorite (they're not as good as when I was younger), reminded me of my son and his "Superhero Starter Kit" (it even comes with a cape). He made us pick out our own superpowers from the list inside. Jacob's powers included flying and super-strength. Matthew selected the ability to shoot lasers from his eyes, fly and have super-strength. I wanted to be invisible and read minds, and you guessed it, I also added flying (don't we all want to try that?).
One of the options in the book was laser breath. None of us picked that power, but the guy in the Bud Light commercial definitely had it.
Actually, I may have had a touch of fire breath after eating my other dish for the evening, Buffalo "Kickin'" Kabobs, a recipe I made up at the last minute. I made my own raw hot sauce, combined it with an ample amount of olive oil in place of the butter in the original sauce, and used it to baste mushroom chunks (no, I didn't use chicken), which I cleverly placed on mini skewers to resemble buffalo wings.
Then, I "fried" them in my dehydrator and served them with a cool cashew cheesy dip and celery sticks. Not bad for a spontaneous snack idea.
In the end, we had a superb evening. The Giants won the Super Bowl (I'm always in favor of the underdog), and I even got to see my favorite YouTube singer snag a coveted spot in a Doritos commercial. You go girl!