Friday, February 5, 2010

It’s All About the Food

This Sunday is the Superbowl, which we all know is really about two things (especially when the Patriots aren’t a contender): the commercials and the food.

Around here, every year we have a Superbowl smorgasbord. Everyone in the family picks their favorite appetizer, entrée, dessert—it doesn’t matter. It’s the one night a year we can have whatever we want. No rules. No counting calories, checking sodium, looking at fat and sugar grams.It’s junk food heaven.

On the menu this year are boneless buffalo wings, potato skins, chips, dip, watermelon, pineapple, and ham roll ups. Doesn’t it just sound appalling? And wonderful? For dessert, we usually make a football (what? There’s football going on?) shaped cake, but I think this year we’ll veto the cake and go for an ice cream sundae bar. I’m already dreaming of a caramel sundae, with extra cherries.
So my question to you is, if you could have *any* junk food you want on Sunday night, what would you choose?

Ham Roll Ups:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
16 oz. ham, sliced
Can of asparagus spears
Worcestershire sauce

Mix softened cream cheese with Worcestershire sauce (I don’t measure this—but if I had to guess, I’d say a couple of tablespoons). Pat ham slices dry, spread cream cheese mix on ham slice, top with an asparagus spear, roll jelly-roll style, and chill for at least an hour. Cut into bite-size pieces.

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