The Super Bowl is over. The Patriots won! Was it the outcome you wanted? Did your team win? Mine did, and I’m happy about it. I’m glad it was a good game, not a blowout like last year or other Super Bowl’s in the past that I’ve seen that were over after the first quarter. Glad to see that. Statman was keeping track of all his favorite players, the lone Clemson player (Byron Maxwell), and wishing he could stay up to watch the Seahawks win (much to his dismay at breakfast this morning they did not). Bookworm was half a sleep most of the game (except for when the food was put in front of him). Bookworm had a busy weekend of sleepovers and playing Minecraft, which wiped him out.
But the real question is: “Was it super for you?”. Did you have lots of friends over and have a viewing party? Did you eat a lot of good food? Drink a lot? We kept it quite subdued at our house. Kelli had a 20 mile run on Sunday (not failing to mention the 10 miler on Saturday), and being a school night, we decided not to have a party (much to our disappointment as we love to host a good party!). We came up with an appetizer list earlier in the week, and made many of them from the list. They were GOOD (my wife is such an amazing cook)!! We started with some filo shells filled with bacon, cream cheese, some seasonings, and some other yummy stuff. They were baked and were incredible. Kelli can provide the recipe if you want it. It was much better than the way I describe it. We then had Chicken Parmesan meatballs, substituting turkey for the chicken, and no parmesan cheese filled middles. I got this recipe from A Little of This and That, so thank you. My wife also made a great buffalo chicken dip, with lots of cheese, some taco flavored grilled chicken, salsa, more salsa, and more cheese. Add tortilla chips, some celery and carrots with ranch, and that was our buffet. And boy did we ever eat alot. Bookwork and StatMan enjoyed it themselves, and ate the filo shells before they even hit the table.
As for the commercials, was not very impressed. Some were funny. My favorite being the Snickers commercial with Marsha Brady, and then the poor polar bear not being drafted. Other than that, I was disappointed and somewhat appalled by a few of them, as some were just utterly wrong. I know the theme this year was targeting more family oriented ideas, but some of them went way too far. I’m sure you could agree with those, so no need to re-hash them here. If you want, feel free, I’ll comment back.
All in all, it was a good night. We made up some fun games to pick while the game went on to keep it interesting. We ate lots of food, drank a few beers and just enjoyed the company of our family. The boys went to bed after the halftime show, which I must say is one of the better ones I have seen in the past several years. Kelli and I watched the rest of the game, ate a few buffalo chicken boneless wings…and then called it a night.
So, for me I would say my super bowl viewing party WAS super for me, as I was with the ones I want to spend my time with.
How was your night? Was it SUPER?