Super Bowl Weekend Things

This will probably come as a huge shock to anyone who knows how much I don’t care about football, but I love the Super Bowl.

Not because of the actual game.  On Saturday night I had to ask Joey who was even playing.  But more because of the commercials and the food and the beer and the Beyonce.

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But the whole weekend in general was pretty good.  There was a lot of party prep going on, which I was totally okay with.  Except the part where I spent a couple hours in the kitchen, making Jell-O shots and chili and washing dishes and my back felt like it was going to break.  I will never be a professional chef.

I was in a spring cleaning mood on Saturday.  Wait, it isn’t spring yet?

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For years, a giant pile of torn out Cooking Light recipes has been floating about at my parents’ place and on Saturday morning, I sipped a cup of hot tea, watched a new episode of the Pioneer Woman and ripped out all the bookmarked CL recipes I had.  I am my mother.

I also cleaned out and shined up all my jewelry.  So exciting!

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What I don’t have pictures of, but did occur, was some beautiful Colorado weather and an outdoor run.  I basically thought I was going to die as I ran up the final hill back to my apartment but I was proud of myself when it was all said and done.

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This weird snack plate made it into my mouth at some point, between cutting onions for chili and mixing gelatin with condensed milk for Jell-O shots.  And I coerced Joey and my family to go out for burgers on Saturday night.  Weird how Larkburger happened to be right next to Smart Cow.

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Oh.  And I finally watched Saving Private Ryan.  I thought it was really good but it was definitely one of those highly-acclaimed award-winning movies that you see once and then never really need to see again.  Those just aren’t the kinds of movies I like to re-watch.

As for the game.

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We had lots of chili.

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And lots of Jell-O.  I think we still ran out before half time.

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And our chili bar rocked.  Frito pies, chili mac, chili dogs, chili cheese fries, nachos and toppings galore.  I think Jenn and I were the only ones to eat my veggie chili and I don’t even care because that just means I get all the leftovers.  Also, I accepted a million compliments on the chili Joey actually made.  Whatever.

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And guys!  Beyonce?!  Come. On.  I don’t even know what to say except…FIERCE!  If you ask me, she was the clear winner of the game.

So what I’m really trying to say is, I had a good Super Bowl weekend and I hope you did too!

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What did you do for the Super Bowl?

What was the non-football-related highlight of your weekend?

Best Super Bowl commercial??  As usual, it’s too loud and I’m too distracted to fully pay attention to any of them, so I have to go back later and re-watch them all.

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