Sunday is Super Bowl
For the last 50 years we've not had an always group of friends that we've gotten together with to watch the Super Bowl
Actually, we didn't even know each other for the first three Super Bowls!
We've had Super Bowl parties
We've been to Super Bowl parties
And we find that we prefer
to be "home alone"
for the Big Game
Not so much for football watching
As for commercial watching
Our tradition is . . . we each chose a snack
And I make a pot of chili!
We've not selected the snack
But these are the one's we're considering . . .
Bob's Cheese Spread
Blue Cheese Dip with Potato Fingers
Jalapeno Popper Dip
For my choice, I'm leaning towards the Pizza Dip!
It's really good and it's been a while!
Husband Jim hasn't given me a clue . . . yet!
BOB'S CHEESE SPREAD
2 8 ounce packages cream cheese
1 small jar dried beef
1 bunch green onions (or chives if you have them on windowsill or in the garden — I preferchives but the original receipt used green onions) chopped, white and green parts
Take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator about 2 hours before so that it is at room temperature.
Beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer until soft. Dice the dried beef and the green onions (or chives) and add to the cream cheese; mix well.
Roll the mixture into a ball. You can refrigerate at this point until serving time or serve immediately. If you refrigerate, wrap in plastic wrap.
1 tube of Pillsbury breadsticks
12 slices of bacon
1/3 c. brown sugar
3 T. chili powder
Mix brown sugar and chili powder together and put in a shallow plate. Roll bacon around each breadstick and twist. Roll wrapped breadstick in brown sugar mixture. Place on a sillpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake at temperature recommend on package until breadsticks are done and bacon is brown (about 20 minutes). Leave on baking sheet for about 10 minutes. Serve at room temperature.
NOTE: I cut my breadsticks in half and my bacon in thirds before wrapping and rolling!
8 ounces cheddar, shredded
1 package of green onions, chopped (both white and green part)
small package of slivered almonds
4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
Enough mayonnaise to moisten
Add cheese, onions, almonds and bacon. Mix well. Mix in enough mayonnaise to make it spreadable.