Super Bowl Spread
Posted by Caveman Cooking on February 3, 2010
Well, the guest list seems to be growing by the hour, which means I’ll be doing some cooking for the big game this Sunday. Requests have been rolling in as to menu choices, too. If it was just the four of us you know I’d be experimenting with something. But, when guests are involved you tend to acquiesce to their desires … and, when those guests are your folks and in-laws you smile and say, “No prob!”. 😉 Just kidding! I actually take it as a huge compliment when someone asks me to recreate a dish I’ve made for them before. So, I am ecstatic to be making … by popular demand …
Hold on!!! Before I expose our intended menu, let’s talk about the big game. After all, Super Sunday is not only about some super food shared with super company. It’s also the culmination of a long hard fought season that always seems to contain a story within the game.
This year, we have perennial football favorite Peyton Manning playing, once again, in the main event. A guy who could easily get caught up in the celebrity that goes with, both, his success as an NFL QB and as an endorsement phenomena. Yet, he never losses sight of the responsibility he has to his coaches, teammates and fans. He’s totally prepared not only for every game he plays, but for every snap he takes. Combine that with his cannon arm, and amazing intelligence, and you have the ultimate offensive football weapon. He’s quickly becoming thought of as one of the best quarterbacks of all time, and having him play on Super Sunday definitely brings loads of cache to the game.
Then, we have the Cinderella stories of Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. A Pro Bowl quarterback whose previous team gave up on him in the prime of his career, and a team whose city and citizens had been given up on by so many in the lead-up to, and aftermath of, Hurricane Katrina. Out of the proverbial ashes, both have lifted themselves up and have shown the resilience of a champion. The people of New Orleans have always been thought of as friendly, vivacious folk. While Drew Brees has demonstrated nothing but class and generosity as a player and as a human being. Making him, his team, their city, and their fans the obvious sentimental favorite.
Add in the fact that both teams are two of the most exciting and explosive in the entire league and we have the potential for a great Super Bowl. Hopefully the game and the menu will both live up to the hype. Oh, and speaking of the menu, by request we will be enjoying some Lamb Wontons, Baked Brie with Peach Sauce, Crudites, and Crab Dip to start. Then, we’ll serve up brimmin’ bowls of 2+2 Tequila Chili. I guess I will be doing some experimenting after all since I am going to attempt a vegetarian version as well for the Cavewoman. Dessert will be up to her … hopefully she’ll let that cat out of the bag here soon. 😉 I’m just looking forward to a great time with family enjoying football and flavor together. So, what’s on the menu for your Super Bowl spread?
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