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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL???

I am not very versed in football. ¬†That may not seem unusual or sad to you until you learn that I was a songleader from 7th grade through my Junior year of high school (Why am I always so¬†embarrassed¬†when I admit that?). ¬†It is really criminal how little I know about the actual rules of the game. ¬†Shouldn’t they have taught us the rules at one of the gazillion cheerleading camps I attended?

All I can say is thank goodness for Lisa Bognanno! ¬†That girl knew the game…I mean she REALLY knew the game. ¬†Without her we would have been stuck up there on our stools yelling out generic offense or defense cheers exclusively. ¬†Enjoy the game Lisa (I am sure she will actually be watching the game). ¬†I on the other hand am really looking forward to the commercials, though truth be told I do wish I understood the game!

Confessions aside, the food is always really fun at Superbowl parties, though usually not vegan…yay for guacamole! ¬†On New Years day I made a spread for us to nosh on that would be perfect for game day. ¬†I didn’t even plan on photographing it, but my sister-in-law forced my hand and now I am glad she did. ¬†These pictures would have been much more “artsy” if I actually planned on taking them (and I probably would have removed the paper towels from under the strawberries!), but I guess this gives you a real glimpse into our home and what I serve when we have private occasions.

I made chocolate fondue (recipe to follow in a later post) which I served with fresh fruit (strawberries, bananas, cut apples, and sliced pear) and a 7 layer dip (which was technically 6 layers).

For the layered dip I used (listed bottom layer to top):

  • Amy’s Organic refried black beans (my favorite refried bean)
  • My vegan queso (click HERE¬†for recipe)
  • Homemade guacamole (made with my¬†salsa fresca)
  • Tofutti Sour Supreme
  • Salsa fresca (click¬†HERE¬†for recipe)
  • Sliced black olives
  • NEXT TIME I WILL MAKE A 7th LAYER WITH CHOPPED CILANTRO

This layered dip was seriously enough to feed an army.  I am not sure what I was thinking, but the left-overs made awesome taco salads for days.

I served the dip with different chips (baked tortilla, regular tortilla, and TJ’s corn chip dippers) and¬†crudites. ¬†Personally I prefer to eat it with the sliced veggies (celery being my favorite for this), but I also do like baked tortilla chips.

What are your must have’s food-wise for the game?

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