Super Bowl Sunday

by agirlandhermutt on February 6, 2012

Hello friends! I’m not sure if you heard but last night was the Super Bowl. Did you catch that last night? Since I live in Boston and the Patriots were playing it was only right that The Scientist and I do some celebrating. I’ve mentioned before that I’m not necessarily the biggest Pats fan, but I do enjoy any opportunity to cook for a bunch of people!

Friday night we did our shopping. Little tip for all you party throwers. Shop on Friday night. No one is there. Its bliss!

Sunday I was up bright and early to get the turkey meatballs made and into the slow cooker.

These meatballs were SO easy to make and ended up being super tasty! I love the smaller sized meatballs too. Bigger isn’t always better. Recipe coming soon!

While the meatballs were a simmerin’, I got to work on a 7 Layer Dip, Healthy Buffalo Chicken Dip, and Spinach Artichoke Dip.

  

The Scientist made some fantastic marinated chicken wings that were a-maz-ing. I totally forgot to take a pic but they were tasty little suckers.

No meal is complete without something sweet so I also put together some fruit kebobs and baked some cookies. The cookies disappeared so fast I didn’t get a chance to take a photo.

I also made some quick and easy dipping things like salsa and hummus. I tried out a few new things with my hummus this week and with a tweak or two I can share them later this week.

Last but certainly not least, we had a TON of beer. We made an early morning stop to the Craft Beer Cellar in Belmont on Saturday morning to pick up a bunch of different craft beers. I stuck with this great 21st Amendment IPA for the game. There is something about this can that makes the beer taste even better than in the glass!

I take every opportunity I can to bust out the extensions and make-up and a Super Bowl party is no different. Is that wrong? Eh. This is my sport. Plus my co-host seems to get a kick out of it. 😉 Hair Extension post coming this week! I promise!

  

Time to rate the parts of the Super Bowl:

Kelly Clarkson singing the National Anthem– LOVED IT! She has an amazing voice and I thought she looked pretty good. Nice work lady.

Half-Time Show– I love Madonna performing! Those dancers she had were seriously killer and made me want to become a gymnast. Oh Cee Lo and your sequins. You are a man after my own heart. MIA was naughty naughty. Seriously? What can’t people behave?! Tsk tsk.

Commercials– Besides the cute M&M commercial I thought the rest were booorrrrring. All that money for me to forget it right after it airs?! Did I miss some good ones or something?!

The Game– Wow. Just wow. Its like the Patriots had butter on their fingers. They were dropping balls as fast as the Giants were dropping from injuries.

So despite the Patriots losing in quite a dramatic fashion, we still had a good time. Congrats to the Giants on a game well played.  The food was a hit (and healthy!) and leftovers were scarce. I’m getting more and more comfortable cooking for people and the raves/compliments I got last night really sealed the deal for me that I might be really getting the hang of this. Its amazing what a little bit of practice and LOTS of mistakes can do for one’s ability!

Did you watch the game? Did you enjoy the half-time show?!

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Anne P February 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Cute hair! 🙂 Hope the dip was a hit.

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agirlandhermutt February 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Thanks! It was definitely a hit and totally delish.

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Sara@Runninginpinkproject February 6, 2012 at 9:14 pm

The food looks amazing. My new favorite twist on hummus is Edamame Hummus. Love it!

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agirlandhermutt February 7, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Mmm…such a yummy combo isn’t it?!

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Life's a Bowl February 7, 2012 at 10:04 am

7-layer dip screams party to me 😛 I honestly would eat almost the whole bowl of it when my momma used to make it… I think I am one of the only people who thought the half-time show was horrible :/ The theme, effects, and overall show was so randomly put together- I was sadly disappointed…

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agirlandhermutt February 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

You wouldn’t have been alone in your opinion at our party! I think I’m the only one who DID like it.

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Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning February 7, 2012 at 11:46 am

Erin, you look SO PRETTY!! I wore sweats and no make-up. Greg was too glued to the game to care.
I thought Kelly Clarkson looked awesome and can not stand when people bash her!! She did an amazing job too.
I really didn’t pay attention to the game or commercials at all… I was too busy eating and talking. 🙂
And that beer is one of my FAVES!! I love all 21st Amendment beers! That IPA is our “hiking beer”- we discovered it on our honeymoon last summer while in Oregon or Washington. We throw a few in our backpacks to drink at the end of a long hike. 🙂
I went to a 21st Amendment beer tasting last month and all of their beers are soooooo good (I’ve never had the watermelon though and want to try it!)

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agirlandhermutt February 7, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I want to go hiking with you! 🙂

Thank you so much for the compliment! And Kelly Clarkson…love her!

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Megan February 7, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I am absolutely loving your hair!! (Food looks great too! ;))

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