animal lover, gardener, knitter, and gourmet cook

super bowl

We had our annual Super Bowl party last night. I like to do a food theme each year (either based on one of the teams playing or on the location of the game), so after the Steelers dropped out of the playoffs, I was rooting for food. I was really hoping San Francisco was going to be in it (not because I used to be a fan, but because Napa Valley would’ve been a great theme), but we ended up with the Giants and the Patriots. I wasn’t about to make baked beans and clam chowder, so I stretched the idea a little and we went with an Italian theme for food (there are a lot of Italians in NJ/NY in case you didn’t know).

This year, our guest list included various members of our family. Everyone shared in the food preparation duties so I didn’t have to do that much, really. For whatever reason, I hardly watched any football this season, so last night was the first full game I saw. And, unbelievably, the Giants beat the Patriots (again) and it was a pretty decent game at that. All in all, a good evening.