Friday, January 12, 2007

Super Bowl Fiesta!

The Super Bowl is coming up on February 4th, and although I frankly couldn't care less about football, it's a great time to get together with friends, eat great snacks and yell at the television. The great thing about a Super Bowl party is that it's necessarily relaxed - you wear your knockaround clothes, sit around all afternoon and pig out! If you keep all your snacks in disposable dishes, cleanup is a snap. Pick up a case of beer and your menu is complete.

Of course you'll have the necessities: pretzels, chips, dip, and maybe some veggies, just to keep it somewhat healthy. If you want to be really bad, there's a quick recipe that's so easy a trained monkey could do it. Take out a 9x9 glass dish, cover the bottom with a brick of cream cheese, cover the cream cheese with a can of chili (no beans) and cover the chili with a healthy dose of shredded cheddar. Stick it in the microwave for just a few seconds, so the cheese gets a little melty, and serve. There is something about this recipe - it's a very addictive substance. You could sit there and eat the entire thing, and it is incredibly popular among my guy friends, so it's a nice treat, if you can get any. Serve with the big tortilla chips, because you'll need the leverage of a heavy chip.

This could be an excellent time to bond with a sports fan in your life, even if you don't know the difference between a down and a touchdown. Just pick a team and start cheering! If you can't stand the sport, take heart. The Super Bowl is chock full of some of the best commercials of the year, and for the halftime entertainment you'll have none other than Prince himself to shake you out of your food coma. There's also a pre-game show, and a growing list of colorful commentators to give you something to laugh at during the game. Hey, even Dennis Miller was a commentator at one time. In any regard, keep your eyes peeled, because some of the most outrageous moments of the year can happen at the Super Bowl; just ask Janet Jackson! Even if football's not your thing, it can be a great night for you and your nearest and dearest.