Fun times with Sara + Juan tonight!!! We went over to their house (our house!) to watch the game on their big TV.
But clearly the highlight was our spread of foods. I’m stuffed!
I made a bean, corn, tomato, jalapeno salad to take. Seasoned with Southwestern seasoning (so handy – coming to OpenSky this week), lime juice and salt.
AND I made Ashley’s Chocolate Greek Yogurt dip – probably the easiest, healthiest chocolate dessert there is.
Sara had her magical quartet of dips again (this time with pimento cheese!!)
Plus her famous salad.
Sara’s Whipped Balsamic Dressing
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tsp agave nectar (or maple syrup)
- 2 tsp dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste (a big pinch of each)
- Italian seasoning to taste (a big pinch)
This dressing can certainly be mixed by hand, but the KEY giving it the wonderful fluffy, creamy texture is using a Magic Bullet or blender to froth it together! Will keep in the fridge for 5-7 days (and will hold emulsion!)
We also had a tier of healthy foods
Plus homemade guacamole and Great Harvest cookies.
I ate way too much in the first quarter and then nibbled on the desserts in the third. Still full! It was a good night for sprawling on the couch. Tomorrow I will eat less!
That was actually a really good football game!! I was nervous for both teams in the end.
I thought the commercials were pretty meh. What happened to the days when each one tried to top the next with humor, wit and surprise!? The days of the Bud-wize-er frogs? Those were the glory days. Tonight’s commercials were full of obvious humor with only a few clever twists. My favorite was the Bud Prohibition one. I love vintage themed commercials
And the polar bears!? I didn’t even understand them half the time.
Thought the halftime show was OK – Madonna was good (mostly at the end), but I would have liked a lot more diversity of artists and song styles. A big mash-up.
Going to chug water and get in my warm bed!