Monday, January 31, 2011

Are YOU Ready for Some FOOTBALL??

Most girls (AKA my readers) aren't so into football. It's the honest truth. There are some gals that are real, true football fans but let's be honest, they are the minority! I, over the last 7 years have grown to enjoy it a lot more, due to the fact that I can actually figure out what is going on during the game. But for the most part, there are a few things that I enjoy more than the actual game:
  1. Booze before, during and after the game.
  2. The food before, during and after the game.
  3. Muscular men in really tight pants (this is even better in person on the sidelines!)
But most of the time when it's Superbowl time, us ladies not so big fans will act like we like it watch the game with the boys. And actually enjoy yourself for the most part (please don't bring up the excruciating loss of the Bears in the 2006 Superbowl. PLEASE!)

We are going to be STL anxiously awaiting our super early morning flight to MEXICO on Superbowl Sunday so can't really partake in the awesome house parties that will litter DSM so am more than happy to oblige you with what I WOULD have made if I were town. It also happens to go along with Rachel's newest PROJECT TASTELESS contest:

Don't get me wrong, I love a good game at bar. Really I am down for anything that food and booze are part of. I usually start out the day meaning well:
The hubby and I on our first drink during opening weekend in Iowa City rooting on our Hawkeyes!
But will then most of time linger in dangerous territory:

Does anyone know this stranger?
Eventually doing something so scandalous I should be arrested:
Clearly more beer is needed. Clearly.
But house/basement/garage parties are my absolute faves as you can just fall asleep when you need to:
Big boobs aren't just for breaking your back anymore!
That being said a nice house party would normally be right up my alley and I would come with crock pot and box of wine case of beer in tow! This year my new fave is a recently devised:

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Soup!!

This recipe was dreamt of one hungover Sunday afternoon when the snow was falling and I was craving hot wings with ranch dressing but couldn't/wouldn't drive out into the Arctic tundra that randomly hits the Des Moines area: It's super simple, pretty low calorie, AND smashes the chicken wing craving!

  • 1 cup each: diced onion, celery and carrots
  • 3 T dry ranch seasoning mix (3 packets)
  • 2T minced garlic
  • 4 C milk
  • 4 C water w/ 3 chicken bouillon cubes (can substitute 4 cans broth if have that)
  • 1 lb chicken breast, leave as whole breasts or cut into bigger chunks
  • 1 C Frank's Red Hot sauce (more to taste)
  • 1 C sour cream

  • Put all ingredients (except sour cream) in crock pot, cook on high for 4-6 hours, take out chicken breasts and shred with forks. Put back in.
  • Add sour cream 30 minutes before eating.  
  • EAT!
Makes 9-ish 2 cup servings. I toasted and seasoned some oyster crackers (1/4 C oil w/ ranch seasoning packet) and topped with that.

Chicken is in there somewhere!


Always good to wash it down with an ice cold brewski!
There it folks...the recipe you've all been asking for! Seriously, make it. It serves a crowd and if its just you and your sweet lover SUPER FAN, it reheats up real nice like for an entire week full of lunches!

And remember, if the party outscores you...there are only two real hangover cures:
Get to your nearest bloody mary and drink immediately.
End the day in the hot tub with your bestie.

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