Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Snack Food Day

by Leann

I love pictures of food. I love recipes. I love to eat--even though many foods no longer love me anymore. We have Thanksgiving and Christmas and Easter and Hanukkah "specialties" depending on your family and often depending on where you live.

But today? The food is universal. It's wings and dips and chili and chips
and crackers and cheese and beer and soft drinks and nuts and ... you get the idea. Scientists are always studying strange things and I am wondering which day of the years is the worst for Americans' health. Do THAT study because I'm thinking it's today. That doesn't mean I won't line my arteries with Velveeta along with the best of them, but really, could there be anything worse that what we consume on Super Bowl Sunday?

I receive many--okay WAY TOO MANY--recipe newsletters online. For the last two weeks it's been nothing but snack food enticements. Easy dips, fancy dips (I'm thinking of the artichoke and roasted red pepper dip recipe I got a couple days ago--yum!) and even ways to make steak and then serve it on a cracker.
First off, I am not serving steak on a cracker. Second off, that has to be one strong cracker no matter how tender the steak is. But if it fits into a snack food category, it's on for the Super Bowl.

I know the grocery store folks are making a killing on cheese and Rotel
tomatoes and little sausages and chicken wings. And right around the corner, you got it, we have Valentine's day. At least people don't make an all day feast out of chocolate hearts. Or do they?

What are you cooking up for Super Bowl Sunday. (And can I come over?)

10 comments:

lavendersbluegreen said...

Little burgers simmered in grape juice and soy sauce so they are tender and juicy. With grilled onions, pepper jack and sharp cheddar on potato rolls. Pizza made with leftover spaghetti sauce and what not.... yum

Leann Sweeney said...

Oh, I do want to come over. And you have reminded me of the little meatballs I used to make in the crockpot bubbling in a mixture of grape jelly and chili sauce. I might have to make a trip to the store!

mary kennedy said...

I'm trying a new recipe for baked (not fried) onion rings. Previous recipes for this dish haven't been "keepers." This one calls for Original Fiber One for the breading. (The Original Fiber One is the one that looks like "twigs," and you have to grind it up in a blender or food processor so it becomes a powder.) Will it be a success?? Time will tell! I like all the great food you mentioned in today's blog!

Leann Sweeney said...

At least someone is trying to be healthy! Good for you. But honestly, anything made with Fiber One is scary. For me, it tastes like tree bark! LOL! I will have chicken wings today if it kills me! (and being without a gall bladder, it might just do that!)

Diane LaBrie Leverson said...

I live alone and don't really care about football but I will make Chili for myself. I will try to catch the half time but I do have to watch Downton Abby at 9.

Leann Sweeney said...

I usually have chili on Super Bowl Day, too, but today it will just be snacks. And yes Downton Abby is FAR better than Super Bowl--but I am recording it because my Seattle kids and other relatives would never forgive me if I missed their big game. There will be texting going on!! :-)

Laura Pond said...

I usually go out to eat after hitting the Super Bowl sales at my local fabric shop. It is always packed with football widows who cannot stand the game.

Leann Sweeney said...

I wish we had a fabric shop here because as a quilter I AM addicted to fabric. But once we are in the new house and I open my gigantic box of stored fabric and start to arrange it in my dedicated craft room, I will feel a wonderful peace! HAVE FUN, Laura!!

Susan L. said...

We had my version of Chik-Fil-A nuggets (I'll be posting my recipe for it on my blog on Saturday), Pioneer Woman's blue cheese dip, little sausages (that my mom cooks in barbecue sauce mixed with Rotel), carrot sticks (pretty much the only thing Muffin ate) and celery sticks, chips and pretzels, salsa, pico de gallo (again, Pioneer Woman, and again supplied by my mom). For dessert, we had waffle bowl sundaes filled with items from an ice cream sundae bar and my mom's cheesecake. To say I felt stuffed as a tick by halftime is an understatement.

Leann Sweeney said...

Wow. Everything sounds absolutely delicious! That was definitely a feast!!!