heres the deal .. its December 29th,
before 8 oclock in the morning and Im sitting
comfortably on the sofa enjoying a cup of coffee (decaf for
those of you who value your health). Im an aging male
(53 years old) and recently have returned to college. In a
former life I was an avid football fan, however in the last
twenty plus years have kinda gotten away from the game. As
a matter of fact our home does not have television (the kids
are gone and there is not much of note on the tube anymore).
So Im planning my day when my lovely
wife calls from across the room and says "How would you
like to write the Super Bowl article for the magazine?"
I reply that Im not much of a football guy anymore and
she responds with "Its a food magazine, you eat
dont you?". I had no fallback for that one.
So what do you say about the Super Bowl.
I remember Super Bowl I and all the pre game hype that in
retrospect was minor compared to the hoopla of today. Nowadays
it has become a festival of comradarie, gluttony, greed and
passion. It has become a national icon. A day when every home
in America (except those without television) are tuned to
The Game. Friends descend on home with the largest screen.
I swear people put in Media Rooms just to watch the spectacle
that comes every third Sunday of January.
those hordes of cars arrive at your front door you know that
they have only two things in mind; The Game and what are you
going to feed them for the next five or six hours. The typical
contribution from your guests? Beer. Well being celiac means
that their good intentions are wasted on you (it also means
they can drink your share). You have spent many hours trying
to rid your home of gluten. Your kitchen is now sterilized
and that hideous protein is nowhere to be found inside the
walls of your domain. But your football crazed guests are
only vaguely aware of your plight. Your spouse tries their
best to educate the fans, but when it comes to The Game and
the Super Bowl party, all that is quickly forgotten.
So what do you do? Let me make a simple
suggestion. Turn on the computer and dial up Glutenfreeda.com
there you will find everything that is necessary for a successful
Super Bowl gala event. Corn chips and salsa, red hot chili,
dips galore, there are so many choices even those football
brutes will swoon at the kitchen door. The praise coming from
the media room will overshadow the demonstrations of manliness
that emanate from in front of the TV. Your party will be such
a rousing success that everyone will suggest a replay for
the Pro Bowl.
I mentioned earlier, I am not much of a football fan these
days, but I do remember the time when Fantasy Football occupied
an enormous amount of my day. For years I would pour over
the game results trying to ascertain how each of my player
had done the previous Sunday. I would gather around the morning
meeting of fellow Team owners and go over the points. Whomever
won the season would host a "Mother-of-all parties".
The goal of all the other owners was to make sure that all
the winnings were depleted in one glorious night. People would
dance on tables, Dom Perignon would be drank from the bottle
and ordered as six packs, limousines were hired to drive everyone
home (we were responsible adults), and we all had something
to talk about until the next season rolled around. All that
sounds hard to replicate, but I tell you with a little effort
and the following suggestions, the results will be the same.
Your testosterone rich crowd will beg to return to your domicile
for the next years Super Bowl, assuming of course no one else
installs a 60 inch plasma.
Here are a few suggestions to make this
years Superbowl party a winner!
and Cheese Dip
Strips with BBQ Sauce
Chicken & Mushroom Quesadillas
Lots and lots of gf corn chips