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Are You Ready For Some Football (for the last time this season)???

Posted by Caveman Cooking on February 3, 2012

Rockin’ GuacPerhaps the most popular non-holiday observance in this country is the perennial championship of professional football … better known as the Super Bowl. For many, the game-time menu carries as much importance as the game itself (and the commercials, of course). So, if you haven’t gotten your meal plan together yet, read along as we share the fare the Caveclan will being enjoying for this 46th edition of the pigskin classic.
For starters, we’ll be whipping up a big honkin’ batch of our Rockin’ Guac. Ripened avocados, tomatoes, onion, garlic and other sundry ingredients combine to make a bowl of YUM! Scoop it up with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, or even plain ol’ Ruffles and wait for your taste buds to start doing their own end zone dance … it won’t take long! Baked Brie with Peach Sauce

For those looking to get a little more fat in their diet, we also will be sporting some Baked Brie with Peach Sauce that just may be the food embodiment of nirvana. Conjoin gooey French cheese with peacans; pureed peaches; dried berries, cherries, and/or cranberries; and slap it all on a water cracker or lavosh and your eyes will likely be rolling into the back of your head while mewls of pleasure begin wafting through the air after that first bite … and each successive bite, as well! True, this would never make onto Paula Dean’s new diabetic diet, but that’s why we save this one for special occasions like this.
2+2 Tequila Chili
Not all of our menu will consist of choices from the appetizer arena. In fact, the centerpiece of our feast will be individual bowls of meat, beans, onions, sauce, cheese … and TEQUILA! That’s right, our award winning 2+2 Tequila Chili is the MVP of this edible all-star team. Though, I highly suggest you start cooking this dish as soon as you are finished reading this post, as this is by far at it’s best when made ahead of time and allowed to “brew” sufficiently for all the flavors to fully blend together. However, the chili police are not going to knock on your door and confiscate your chili-stash if you do have to make it on game day. Just grate up some cheddar cheese (yeah, more cheese), sit back, and get ready to enjoy the biggest bowl game of them all with a big brimming bowl of meaty goodness.
Yes, you’ll probably be living on fruits and vegetables for several days after this super football fiesta to cleanse your insides. But, trust me, it will be well worth it. Besides, we have to ring out the football-year in fine fashion don’t we?!? I’d like to be able to give you a few more words of hopeful justification that might entice you to join us for your own version of this gridiron spread, but I’ve got to get busy on the chili … and the quarter boxes!

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Super Bowl Chili Anyone?

Posted by Caveman Cooking on February 3, 2011

2+2 Tequila Chili
I know what you’re saying. “Hey! Cave!! What’s the deal?!? You haven’t posted anything since last year!!!”. Well, a) It’s only been a month since last year, and b) you’re right!
BTW, can you believe January 2011 is already gone??? Impossible, right?!?
But, I digress. I promise to get back on the horse. Right now! In fact, I have two new recipes I will post up in the next few days. However, before we get to something new, we have to resurrect an old favorite in honor of the impending Super Sunday (one of the few silver linings I find in January’s demise). And, what Super Bowl gathering is truly complete without some award winning homemade chili? The question is rhetorical, of course, since the answer is unquestionably obvious.
So, we’d be remiss if we didn’t offer up this reminder of what our 2+2 Tequila Chili is all about. According to most, it’s all about the “yummmmmmmmmmmm!”. If you like two kinds of meat; plump beans; sauteed onions; and a multitude of seasonings, sauces, and herbs combining to make a flavor explosion in your mouth, then you are likely to agree. It’s easy to make, and even better the next day. Allowing you to make it ahead of time and enjoy more of the big game festivities, rather than be enslaved to the kitchen when the big play (or killer commercial) is on the screen. Besides, don’t you want your Super Meal to look something like this:
2+2 Tequila Chili

‘Nuff said? 😉 ENJOY!!

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Super Bowl Spread

Posted by Caveman Cooking on February 3, 2010

Lamb WontonsWell, 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. Baked Brie with Peach Sauce
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.
2+2 Tequila Chili
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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