Some of you are probably living it up at a party right now. Perhaps you’re hosting one yourself or responsible for providing an appetizer at a friend’s house.
Others are just enjoying their Sunday, football-free
Whatever you’re up to on February 7, 2010, I hope you’re having fun!
I started out my day with a #SuperBowl (for all of you on Twitter) of oatmeal:
I took care of some blog details and caught up on emails this morning, but this afternoon was all things football. I didn’t have a team in the big game, but at the risk of alienating some readers, I will say that I decided to cheer for the underdog. It was great to see the Saints win their first-ever Super Bowl!
Last night, Bobby and I got caught up on Lost – which now has me more lost than I’ve ever been…what is going on?! – and enjoyed a very nice dinner: Baked Crusted Tilapia with Steamed Veggies.
Combined with the roasted tomatoes, this tilapia was fabulous. It flaked so easily off the fork, which is always a sign that you cooked it just long enough. We served the fish with a side of steamed veggies that included water chestnuts, broccoli and carrots.
Our Super Bowl eats were equally amazing. It all started with the pre-game show, which included a serving of sweet + Russet potato fries.
These were – again – very easy to make. Simply chop the two potatoes into thin, fry-like strips. Coat with 1 tbsp. olive oil and plenty of seasonings – including garlic salt and pepper – and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 375* for 30 minutes – flipping once after the first 15 minutes are over. When they are crispy, place onto a plate for serving. I used a Valentine’s Day plate courtesy of Mama Bender!
Gotta love Target’s seasonal and holiday dishware
These fries went perfectly with the pre-game festivities!
Along with the fries, we also enjoyed some homemade beer!!
We received this sample a couple of months ago from Bobby’s friends, who have recently started to create their own beer with a home brewing kit. They call themselves the Blue Lady Brewery. This was what they call their “Northern Wheat” and it was ridiculously good. Puts other beers to shame – and that’s saying something because I like a lot of different beers!
Now if only they could market this professionally 😉
For dinner, Bobby and I once again went to work in the kitchen. On tonight’s menu: Whole Wheat Shell Pasta with Chicken, Spinach and Mushroom in Red Sauce.
Another super easy recipe – all you need is a stove!
We cooked up the chicken in one pan and added the spinach at the very end. The other pan featured the red sauce, which cooked together with the chopped white mushrooms. The last pot was for the boiling whole wheat shell pasta. Everything together took roughly 10-15 minutes before it was ready!
We served the pasta with a glass of Mirassou Merlot. Another wine we definitely recommend – it was very fruity and smooth. It complemented our pasta perfectly, but would also be great on its own.
All in all, I’d say this was a pretty successful weekend when it comes to homemade meals!
The only downside is that Bobby is currently feeling a bit under the weather. Fingers crossed that I don’t catch the bug – I’ve got a big week ahead and want to be as healthy as possible for it! If you could send some healthy vibes Bobby’s way, we’d both be much obliged
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Enjoy the rest of your Sunday – and have a great start to the work week!