Friday, February 03, 2012

Super Bowl Fever Friday

Alright its on! Super Bowl Weekend has arrived as if no anyone really noticed? There's the tailgating, bravado, testosterone, one upmanship and so forth and so on!! Its that time of every year that Americans go nuts awashed in beer and pizza galore. I'm not exactly a seasoned football fan but no one loves a party more that myself. So I'll be out and about looking for the best party with great buns and the best juice and gin to go around. In the meantime, let's roll out some more super stuff....

Super Advertising

As in other years, its the hyped commericals that keep getting most of the buzz. Of course we know that the half time diva show featuring Madonna hasn't missed a note in promoting "all things Madge," including her video, new CD single dropping, the movie "WE" and then the 12 minute performance on Sunday night. During all this mayhem, there will be those multi-million dollar commericals that have been elevated to "commerical art" on numerous channels and social networks. Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any gay controversy as in past years. Remember that Doritos commerical with the adoring White guy in the sauna with the buff Black guy? There was much brouhaha over that one especially from folks who were not happy with the apparent stereotypical hyper sexuality angle. Come to think about it who want to delve into that package! There have been a slew of others that didn't make the cut but got lots of play on the Internet anyway. This year we seem to be gay free but there's lot of funny madness going on. One of my favorite actors, Mathew Broderick re-visits his Farris Bullier character with an update, then the little Darth Vader who charmed us all with his Chevy force attitude makes a cameo in another commerical and there an assortment of other memorable send ups that will have folks talking come Monday morning.


You can't have a Super Bowl nothing without indulging in all those foods that you know you shouldn't be eating but since you have lost your mind otherwise, you don't give a damn at this point. Enter a hearty chili that can be topped with all the trimmings from cheese to whatever your hearts desire. You can serve it with cornbread, tortillas, crackers or as a combo with that he-man sub sandwich. As a foody, I enjoy discovering new recipe's and bold twist and turns on old stand bys. I believe that this offering is not only easy to prepare but will take you in the end zone as a winner among friends. I've had the pleasure of judging one of the local chili cook offs and I've had some really interesting mixes.The guys and gals at TraXs have always brought out their secret recipe's and mystery ingredient's that infuse their concoctions to new heights. I'm not sure if that competition will take place in 2012, but if it does you can bet that I just might enter instead of being a judge.  Thanks to for the lead on Debdoozies Blue Ribbon Chili. Try it and tell me all about it. Got a food item that I need to know about then send it to Let's hear from you today!!!

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) jar salsa
  • 4 tablespoons chili seasoning mix
  • 1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans
  • 1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the ground beef and the onion and saute for 10 minutes, or until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain grease, if desired.
  2. Add the ground black pepper, garlic salt, tomato sauce, salsa, chili seasoning mix and kidney beans. Mix well, reduce heat to low and simmer for at least an hour.

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