Hello my loyal Chick 101-ites, Welcome to Superbowl week!
My goal this week is to make you into an adorably informative, game-watching, stat-spewing, keeping-up-with-the-guys SUPERSTAR during this weekend's big game (party). You can expect this to be an exciting game with lots and lots of heart-breaking--yet uplifting--back stories (my personal favorite part of Superbowl Sunday). If I flip on the hours and hours of pre-game while I cook, by the time the show starts, it feels like I know all of these guys and their dying grandmas personally. You want them ALL to win! We will be bringing some of these stories to Chick 101. But alas, there can only be one winner and one loser. Maybe this is why we gorge ourselves on food, to numb our sadness for the poor losers--who doesn't feel that they need to be rolled out of yet another Superbowl party? Mmmmm, makes me hungry just thinking about it.
This game will be the culmination of all you have learned this season--go out there and impress your people! (and actually have some fun watching the stuff in between the commercials, for once) Let's start off slow with a 2 minute recap of what's happened up until this point:
Last week, the Indianapolis Colts beat the NY Jets in the playoffs. Peyton and his ponies will be heading to Miami to represent the AFC in the Superbowl. They've been there twice in four years and won both times. The Colts will be playing against the New Orleans Saints and Peyton's family friend, Drew Brees. The Saints beat Brett Favre and his Minnesota Vikings last week in overtime. Kicker Garrett Hartley won it by kicking a field goal in overtime. The win was promptly celebrated on Bourbon Street in true New Orleans fashion. This is the Saint's FIRST ever trip to the Superbowl! Yes, ever!
So, for now, all you need to know that it's the COLTS vs. the SAINTS in Superbowl XLIV (um, I think that's 44. Either that or we've ditched the sequential numbers and are just trying to see if we can spell cool stuff with roman numerals. X...Live!) which starts at 6:25pm EST on CBS.
Is anyone having a Superbowl Party this weekend? Here's something I found on Martha Stewart.com if you're feeling particularly crafty:
Football-Field Runner and Football Coasters
Get started on your Superbowl Party decor!
I remember one year I actually bought a piece of astroturf and painted the lines and numbers on with fabric paint. It was pretty awesome. Either way, it really looks great on the table that is generally packed with delicious apps and dips. A note on the astroturf: it is pretty thick and stays rolled up unless you flatten it a day or two before with some heavy books. Nothing TOO heavy or you'll crush the lovely "grass."
Have fun and come back tomorrow for more...