(No, he wasn't rooting for the Patriots. We were cheering for the Giants.)
Football is over for another season.
P.S. Did anyone else get slightly annoyed that Al Michaels kept saying 'uge' instead of 'huge'? After the 10th time, I was like, "C'mon Al, pronounce your h's buddy." Do you think he also says 'uman', 'umor', and 'ubert'?
We have finally reclaimed our Sundays from sitting in front of the T.V. It's kind of a mix of happy/sad. I used to be a huuge football fan. I guess I still am, but since free time is reduced I feel like I need to be constantly getting things done on my day off. I suppose I could try to get things done during the week but as I've mentioned before, darkness sucks my energy.
Anyways, we went up to my parents house because I wanted to do crafty things with my mom.. and all her supplies. Because it was the 4 of us I limited myself to only bringing a single food item. This was challenging for me if you know how much I love food and love to cook. But my mom may love to cook just as much as me so I knew she'd already have tons of food. She did. It was delicious.
I ate 5 regular sized cookies in 30 minutes (this is no joke). It was awesome.
I found a recipe for chip dip here, which was by base to make my version of the taco dip. It was easy and amazing. As long as I didn't think about what was in it. Also the original recipe said it made enough for 4+ people. If they were talking about 4 humans.. it would have to be starving humans or 4 sumo wrestlers. We maybe ate 1/4 of it. We also may have eaten at least 4 cookies, a burrito, pizza bites, and Chex mix. Maybe 4 people is a good portion indicator.
P.S. He also has a recipe using the same 'cheesy' base as below and makes it as a pizza dip. I'm thinking of serving it with toasted baguettes.
In all seriousness, I made it in a pie pan so it would be plenty to take to a party. Anyways, enjoy the recipe. I made the base of the dip at home, covered and brought it up to my parents, baked it there and added toppings. We had leftovers reheated today and it was still pretty good.
1/4 lb ground beef
1 tbsp taco seasoning
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup black beans
1/3 cup salsa
1 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
4 oz. cream cheese (half of a regular size container)
taco toppings (we just used avocados and tomatoes but black olives and lettuce would also be lovely)
* Brown ground beef and add water and seasoning. Let simmer until the water is evaporated. Mix together the corn, beans, beef, salsa, cream cheese, sour cream, mayo and 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese on top. Bake at 350F until the sides are bubbly and the cheese on top has melted. Top with avocado and tomatoes and serve with chips.