Every year, we go to the home of one of our families in our small group for the Superbowl.
I wasn’t really rooting for any one team this year. Although, I had some friends who are 49ers fans. It was still a fun game. I actually enjoy watching football if it’s on, but not enough to actually follow teams. I guess if I were to have a team it would be the Saints, since I grew up in New Orleans.
Speaking of which, I loved seeing the Superdome on the screen last night. It made me all nostalgic. I went there on my 13th birthday to the world premiere of Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame. We said that the parade, pre-show and movie were all done in my honor, with 20,000 guests at my party. 🙂 Hey, you only turn 13 once, right?
Anyway, back to the game. Well, really the two reasons I love going to the Superbowl party are the commercials and the food. I thought Taco Bell made an interesting twist by putting everything in Spanish. I have to say, the Clydesdale horse story pulled tightest on my heart strings.
And as far as the food, I brought my cookie dough dip again since it was a hit the year before. I thought I shared the recipe for this last year, but looking back it seems I didn’t. It’s from Add a Pinch, but I made a few learning notes when making the recipe, so here it is.
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese
- ½ cup butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup chocolate chips (I used mini chocolate chips which I thought complemented the toffee bits better)
- 1 cup toffee bits
- Cream together cream cheese and butter. (I took the cream cheese out about two or three hours before I made it, so it was soft and easy to combine. I also put the butter in the microwave for 30 seconds so it was soft and a little melted).
- Add all remaining ingredients and mix until well-combined.
- Serve with graham crackers or apple wedges.
Did you root for a team? What was your favorite commercial?