Sunday, February 01, 2009

Super Buffet Sunday

Oh, how our family looks forward to Super Bowl Sunday each year! We're just as excited as the rest of the country to clear our schedule for the afternoon and evening, hunker down in front of a television, and dig into some delicious appetizer-y, snack-y food while we watch. I suppose one difference between our household and others is that, instead of watching the football game, we're watching HGTV or Food Network or a family-friendly movie. Otherwise, we're just exactly like everybody else!

I wouldn't want to disappoint those faithful readers who tune in to Pensive? No, Just Thinking solely to keep abreast of our most recent culinary adventures. Here ya go:

We spread a tablecloth on the family room floor in front of the TV and laid out all the tasty comestibles.

With the spinach dip, Susan served snow peas, jicama, celery, mushrooms, cucumbers, and carrots (notice the ridged slices thanks to her Pampered Chef equipment).

This plate holds both Buffalo chicken strips (that's what the bleu cheese dressing to the upper left is for) and pizza rolls.

These are overloaded potato skins similar to those we used to enjoy at the Ground Round when we used to work there in our university days. Potato skins, Tex-Mex-spiced ground beef, chili con queso y carne, jalapeƱo peppers, tomatoes, black olives, and shredded cheese all topped with the salsa and sour cream that can be seen in other photos from this bunch.

Bruschetta! Susan sliced up a bread loaf, slathered the pieces with a garlic-y spread, and toasted them. We topped the garlic toasts with the mixture of tomatoes, basil, parsley, balsamic vinegar, and seasonings.

Shrimp cocktail. Our children would eat this with every meal if we let them.

Chile con queso y carne (melted cheese, Tex-Mex-spiced ground beef, and Rotel diced chilis and tomatoes). Served with corn chips.

"On the count of three, say 'Super Bowl'!" I snapped the pic while they were speaking. Now, let the eating begin!

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