Murph loves football almost as much as me! 😉
(Obviously, he got really into the game!)
I love the Super Bowl, but I don't like football. Today is all about the food for me!
When we arrived at our friends' house, I considered drinking a beer, but seltzer + pomegranate juice sounded much more appealing. Plus, I have a big day of travel ahead of me and I didn't want to feel sluggish in the morning.
Tonight's dinner was a bunch of appetizers, which were spread out over the course of the evening.
We started with Jalapeno Con Queso Cheddar Dip and Spinach Con Questo Cheddar Dip from Bear Pond Farm. A few weeks ago, the nice folks there sent me a ton of their dips to try. I brought a couple of different ones to our Super Bowl gathering for everyone to enjoy.
Bear Pond Farm's "Kiss the Dip" cheddar dips are made with American white cheddar and all natural ingredients-- cheese being the first! 😀 They're also gluten-free, made without artificial colors, and totally de-lic-ious! The Jalapeno Dip had a nice strong, semi-spicy flavor and the Spinach Dip sort of reminded me of a creamy spinach-artichoke dip.
We ate the Jalapeno Dip right out of the refrigerator and heated up the Spinach Dip in the microwave. We ate them both with Roasted Garlic Triscuits. Mmm! I loved BOTH dips!
A little while later, the buffalo chicken nachos came out to play! 😉
Holy yum! I ate like a million of these babies!
And if crackers + dip and buffalo chicken nachos weren't enough, we finished off the night with Devil's Food cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Marie and I tried to "healthify" the cake mix recipe by using canola oil instead of vegetable and replacing half of it with canned pumpkin. We didn't tell the guys about the ingredient changes to see if they could taste the difference. They actually commented on the moistness of the cake and how wonderful they tasted. Mission accomplished!
I'm not one to turn down a cupcake, especially one with cream cheese frosting, so I dug right in. I'll start my diet tomorrow! 😉
I can't believe that I am going to NYC tomorrow for 3 days. I feel so unprepared! I still need to finish packing! Gah! 😯
See ya tomorrow!
P.S. Be sure to check back in the morning. There will be a fun OpenSky promo! 😀