The Super Bowl is all about the food

I was thinking about what I love about the Super Bowl. Okay, I must confess, I really don't care who plays in it unless my team is playing (Chicago Bears), however, I do care about the commercials and the food. In fact, if you look up "Super Bowl" in the dictionary, the definition surely will be something like this:

A time to eat and drink all the crap you want without having regrets while "watching" the championship football game.

This year is a little more complicated since I am held up on the couch due to recent foot surgery and cannot cook. Even though I cannot "make" my usual fare, the good news is that my husband and good friend will make stuff for our food orgy so that we all can enjoy the Super Bowl festivities. What is my typical Super Bowl fare you may wonder?

  • Mexican dip with corn chips
  • Pigs in the blanket
  • Buffalo wings
  • Salsa and guacamole dip
  • Salami and cheese platter
  • Artichoke dip
  • Chili with cornbread
  • Chocolate covered strawberries that look like footballs
  • Cookies

I may have forgotten a few things but at least you now know why I call it a food orgy. I am sharing with you the Mexican dip recipe. This is the easiest recipe to make except, of course, for my boiling water recipe. This recipe can also be made gluten-free and vegetarian.

MEXICAN DIP RECIPE

HOW IT APPEARS BEFORE COOKING

INGREDIENTS

(1) Can Hormel chili (with or without beans)*

(1) 8 ounce brick of cream cheese softened

(2) Cups shredded cheddar cheese

(1) Cup shredded lettuce

(1) Large ripe tomato, diced

(1) Can sliced black olives

DIRECTIONS

Spread cream cheese evenly on bottom of glass pie dish or 12 x 12 glass pan

Spread can of Hormel chili over the cream cheese

Sprinkle cheese on top

Either microwave on medium power for 3 to 5 minutes until cheese melts or bake in 350 degree oven for 15 minutes

Add shredded lettuce, tomatoes and sliced olives to the top of dip and serve with corn chips*

Enjoy the Super Bowl and may the best food win...I mean team.

*The Hormel chili with beans is gluten-free. You can also add other condiments on top of warmed dip such as jalapenos, green chilies, and even avocado!

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