January 30

It’s Friday, Internet, and I am  nosy.

The Superbowl is fast approaching, and since Superman is a die hard Steelers fan, we  will be watching.

Do you watch the Superbowl?

Who are you rooting for?

Do you make all sorts of munchies?

What do you make, because Internet, I am struggling in this department.


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30 thoughts on “January 30”

  1. We haven’t decided who we want to win because neither one is our team, but we’ll definitely be watching. I’m going to have homemade guacamole, boneless buffalo bites, a huge bag of BBQ chips, cheese, crackers, and pepperoni, and veggies and dip. We always go nuts with the junk food on Superbowl Sunday!

    Check out the Pioneer Woman’s cooking page. She has a bunch of recipes posted.

  2. We’re rooting for the Steelers…we’re still a bit bitter about the Cardinals crushing the Panthers in the playoffs.

    I am making a tried and true favorite, Barefoot Contessa’s Buffalo Wings…the recipe is on my site and in her Family Style cookbook. I will probably make cheese fries to go with that. Nothing more than Ore-ida zesties fries, made according to package directions. Pull them out of the oven, top with a can of Hormel chili-no beans, crumbled bacon and cheddar cheese. Put back in the oven to melt the cheese and heat up the chili. Serve with sour cream.

  3. Hot spinach & artichoke dip, homemade chocolate cookies with chocolate chunks, cherries & almonds, chili w/ all the fixin’s, and of course, a platter of veggies and fruit so I can convince myself the junk food and health food “cancel” one another out…

  4. It is Steelers all the way in our house!!! My oldest son is the biggest Steeler fan I know of. He went to a game last year and Ryan Clark threw him the gloves he was wearing, so he is a big Ryan Clark fan. The boys are demanding that I make my buffalo dip along with traditional buffalo wings and homemade ranch dressing. I am also making some triscuits with a cheesy onion spread that I broil in the oven. Lots of little snack sandwiches and some fried pickles. I will also have a veggie tray (that will count for the healthy food!). Dessert will be double chocolate mint brownies.

  5. Oh, we’ll be watching!! I’m a complete Steelers fan, even as a Hoosier. (Sorry, Peyton.)

    Normally I make Chili and Cheese con queso and bbq meatballs, but this year my friends have requested that I make something Korean. So I guess I’ll be making Korean BBQ.

  6. No I don’t watch the Superbowl, but I have a house full of boys that do. If they are real nice to me I might make them some nachos. I will be upstairs with a great old movie and a pot of hot tea…. and some cookies.

  7. I’ll be rooting for the underdog…the Cardinals. But I don’t really watch the game, just the commercials. We have our best friends over and I’m making cocktail weiners (my son’s request), Rotel dip, veggie tray and Molton Lava Chocolate cakes for dessert. My friends are bringing buffalo wings, meatballs and cupcakes.

  8. Go Cards! My husband went to college in Arizona and my in-laws are Cards season ticket holders. PLUS my boy Kurt Warner is from hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa!! Amen to that!

    Our friends have a party every year, and even though I always ask what I can bring, she takes care of all the food. Lucky me!

  9. As we say around here, “GO STILLERS!!!” I will be waving my Terrible Towel and screaming at the screen with my family. 😀

    No plans for special food…but maybe I will. Hmmmmm.

    Here we GO!!! 😀

    Shhhh…don’t tell anybody, but if the Steelers weren’t playing, we’d be rooting for the Cards. They’ve got a good story, and they are, after all, the “Steelers West.” 😉

  10. i don’t even watch the game, haha. but we do have a party with munchies… this year i am trying my hand at garlic knots and spinach & artichoke dip!

  11. When Grandpa raised prize rams and sheep, he made something to control parasites called “Sheep dip”. Somehow, I don’t think that’s the kind of dip your talking about. But, who knows, maybe it would go good with kabobs or something.

  12. We’re Patriots fans, so we won’t be watching this year! Normally I put out a spread of pretty easy crowd-pleasing snacks like
    – Sausage & Cheese balls (like meatballs, using Jimmy Dean sausage)
    – Chicken Wings
    – Queso, Salsa & Tortilla chips
    – veggie tray
    – brownies/cookies/cupcakes

    One year we did chili, cornbread and some extra snacks, that went over well too. 🙂 You could do a build your own taco, or baked potato bar! Either of those sound fun.

  13. Not sure we’ll be watching the game but we do celebrate the day. LOL

    It is SUPER JUNK FOOD SUNDAY on Superbowl Sunday at our house.

    We start with Dunkin Dounuts for breakdfast and it goes down hill from there nutritionally.

    My list as of this time is:
    Deluxe Nauchos (Chips, Rotel dip, onions, black olives, hamburger, refried beans, gaucomole.

    Gaucomole with chips

    Summer Sausage and cheese and crackers

    Crab Rangoon with sweet and sour sauce

    Fudgy Brownie Bites

    Caramel Corn

    I also have some chips around here that we can finish up as well.

    Since it is just dh and I along with our 2 kids we’ll have junk for leftovers and lunches for days!

  14. will not be rooting for the steelers in our house. we are cleveland browns people. are having pizzas, wings, chips, drinks & probably some desert.

  15. My family, not me though, will be going to the annual youth Super Bowl party after church on Sunday. They’ll be taking some hot dogs (the girl doesn’t do the brats or burgers that are planned) and something else they just haven’t figured out just what yet. I have no idea who they will be cheering for.

    As for me, I’ll come home to watch some good movies and do some crocheting. Then it is off to church where I’ll meet up with the family for the evening service. I’ll hear all about it after church.

  16. We usually watch the SuperBowl but this year I’ll be decorating my daughter’s nursery. I’ve put it off as long as I can and if we want to have the nursery finished when her baby is born I’ve got to get my tail in gear. Sunday’s are my only day off this time of year so I’ve got to be resourceful and get things done when I can. We will however be rooting for the Steelers! AND we will have munchie foods to keep us happy while we work. I’ll make little smokies with grape jelly and mustard sauce, pigs in a blanket, nacho chips with velveeta/rotel sauce, and some punch left over from the baby shower last weekend.

  17. Cards all the way-it’s the underdog thing. As for the game I watch the commercials. A good pot of chili and some corn chips with sour cream sounds good.

  18. The Superbowl is this weekend?
    Just kidding. But we don’t really watch-sometimes we are invited to a party. But not always. I don’t know why, because we’re such party animals. Ha.

  19. Oh, we’ll definitely be watching. My husband is another of those diehard Steelers fans. He’ll be wearing one of his jerseys, which will make Gillian want to wear hers, and Brianna will probably join in as well. My girls even have Terrible Toddler Towels. We always watch, no matter who is playing. In fact, Brianna was born the day before the Superbowl in 2003, and we watched it in the hospital. =)

    No plans for special food around here. I don’t know if you’re looking for desserts, but here’s one I really like:


    I originally found it in a newspaper insert right before Superbowl weekend about 10 years ago.

  20. I thought the superbowl was a nice extra large salad .Hey, some of those snacks sound enticing. We do not engage in ball game watching. Give me a good Nascar race any Sunday. Daytona is coming up fast.

  21. We are not big sports people so no Super Bowl for us. My husband, in fact, dreads being invited to a party as he knows nothing about football but as a guy he’s expected to. So we stay home, maybe catch a movie, but mostly it will be a quiet day with lots of baking for me. I did, however, pull some chili out of the freezer as most holidays are really all about the food, anyway, no?

  22. We usually head to a football potluck with friends but this year we opted out since hubby is working. We will check in on the game ever so often for updates but thats about it. We are doing chips and sandwiches this year.
    We have made our fair share of finger foods for years past. My favorite were mini cheesecakes. They were so good and sweet. A great compliment to all the spicy foods usually present. Chili is a personal favorite though. Potato skins are a big hit. I usually make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for all the kids. Cut the crusts off and cut into fourths. The kids love them. Not sure how well something like that will go with the your chips though, as they are older now.

    Spinach and artichoke dip with pita chips is amazing!

  23. I’m going to a party & am making a double batch of soft pretzels. This is my favorite new recipe, except I don’t add the extra salt. 1/3 of the batch is sprinkled in cinnamon & sugar; 1/3 is dipped in a red sauce; 1/3 is dipped in a cream cheese dip. YUM!


    * 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
    * 1 teaspoon white sugar
    * 1 1/4 cups warm water
    * 5 cups all-purpose flour
    * 1/2 cup white sugar
    * 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    * 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

    * 1/2 cup baking soda
    * 4 cups hot water
    * 1/4 cup kosher salt, for topping (optional!)

    1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water. Let stand until creamy, about 10 minutes.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt. Make a well in the center; add the oil and yeast mixture. Mix and form into a dough. If the mixture is dry, add one or two tablespoons of water. Knead the dough until smooth, about 7 to 8 minutes. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
    3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. In a large bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.
    4. When risen, turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a rope and twist into a pretzel shape. Once all of the dough is all shaped, dip each pretzel into the baking soda solution and place on a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with kosher salt.
    5. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes, until browned.
    The baking soda might sound weird, but it is what gives the dough the “pretzel” taste.
    The first time I made these, I was surprising Mike with an “appetizer” after he got home from work. However, he ate so many that he didn’t want any dinner!

  24. 1. Nope, I don’t watch the Superbowl. If it weren’t for Pioneer Woman’s post yesterday, I wouldn’t have know that it was tomorrow.

    2. I’m not rooting for anyone.

    3. I don’t make snacks for a (U.S.) football game (why do we call football “football” when “football” is soccer everywhere else? ugh). I make snacks b/c I wanna haha.

    It will be just another Sunday for me. I’ll go to church, do my homework, plan my lessons, and rest.

    Have a great weekend!

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