Ok. I thought I would attempt to get into the spirit of the whole Superbowl thing in some way or another…. Truth be told, I don’t even like football very much… Gasp!! I know right? Maybe I just offended you (I hope not) but I have never really gotten into it! My relationship with football has gone a little something like this:
Loved playing flag football in gym class in Junior High.
Attended High School football games just to hang out with my girlfriends and scope out the cute guys.. lol. You know how that goes right?
“Watched” the big game (eyeballs glazing over) out of the absolute necessity to not be a grinch and stay home from the Super Bowl shebang…. Enjoyed the funny commercials.
Nowadays, still think the commercials are pretty dang funny, but I hate the musical numbers usually. They have become a total skank-fest for the most part filled with the shock-and-awe approach to entertainment rather than actually displaying any real musical ability. (Sound grinchy enough yet?)
Apart from all the fluff that goes along with the Superbowl, I do love food, and cooking (and eating) so I’ll share one of my favorite appetizers! This lovely “Mexican Caviar” was introduced to me by my husband’s family. I have made a few changes here and there, but it is still the family favorite that I fell in love with years ago! The great thing about this dip is how ridiculously easy it is!! You can whip it up in about 15 minutes using mostly regular pantry items and some fresh herbs and produce. Yeah! So even if you’re a Football hater like myself, you can still party it up with your loved ones and serve some crowd pleasing amazingness… Go you!
*This dip is awesome with Frito’s Scoops. But it is still really yummy over artisan bread, tortilla chips or just plain if you are going carb-free! Enjoy!
Here is the link to my original post about Mexican Caviar… Check it out for step by step instructions! MEXICAN CAVIAR.
- 2- 10 ounce cans (mild) Rotel diced tomatoes
- 1- 4 ounce can diced green chilies
- 2- 14 ounce cans black eyed peas, rinsed and drained
- 16 ounces sweet white corn, (canned or frozen) rinsed and drained
- 1 bunch green onions (whites only), sliced thin
- 10 ounces grape tomatoes, halved
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 10 fresh basil leaves, chiffonade
- ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pinch of cayenne
- A few splashes of Franks Red Hot sauce (optional)
- *Serve with Fritos Scoops*
- For Dressing:
- 1 packet Good Season's Italian Dressing Mix
- ½ cup red wine vinegar
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar (substitute Truvia)
- Add all ingredients into a large bowl, mix well. Combine all dressing ingredients and emulsify. Pour ¾ of the dressing over the dip. Stir to coat evenly. Taste and season with salt, pepper, cayenne and hot sauce according to your preference. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Right before serving, add the remaining dressing and check seasonings. Enjoy!
What’s your opinion of the Super Bowl? Are you a lover or are you just there for the food? Ha Ha…