Good Morning, Firepups, Friends, Lurkers, and People who want to eat well tomorrow afternoon.

I thought I’d start off by sharing this wonderful youtube of Andy Griffith performing his famous comedy routine What it was, Was Football, a stand up monologue recorded in 1953. For some of you this might be nostalgic and it might be brand new to others. (Hint: If you right click on your mouse, you can listen to the radio performance in a new window and keep reading.)

I grew up watching football games with my family, mom, dad and my two sisters. And I was in the marching band in high school, but I must confess that it wasn’t until I was in my senior year and had gotten over spending the entire game flirting with the drummers that I learned what a first down was. Now I know. I do. And, when I was younger and working in a corporate atmosphere, I joined in on all of the football pools. There were the easy ones where you paid a buck a square, or more, and put your name on the squares you wanted and then someone pulled numbers out of a hat and put them across the top and side of the graph. At the end of each quarter, the person who had the square with the two scores won a portion of the money. Yes, totally illegal. Betting. Everyone does it. But I also participated in pools where I had to pick a winner in each and every game played that weekend, which meant I had to pay attention to which team players had injuries or which team was hot and which team was not. That was a lot more challenging. Thanks to Joe Montana, I won a hundred bucks one year. Yes, that’s how long ago it was.

It’s been my experience that the commercials have become a big part of the Super Bowl television viewing experience. Was there anyone who didn’t like the Budweiser Frogs?

And, there’s just one more Super Bowl commercial I want to share with you. Only click on the video if you love Jimi Hendrix.

I remember a Pull Up a Chair written by Christy Hardin Smith, who started this wonderful Saturday morning of learning, and in particular on that thread, where people shared their favorite Super Bowl snack and meal recipes.

The first one that comes to my mind is anything that has these ingredients and others in different varieties:

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (15 ounce) can no-bean chili (such as hormel)
  • jalapenos, nacho slices (optional)
  • 1 (15 ounce) bag of your favorite corn chips

Know what I’m talking about? And, I can already feel the heartburn from that. That’s what I usually included in my SB Sunday buffet in the past. But, as I think about it, maybe I’ll stick with a fruit plate, carrots and celery, and a few slices of bread with cream cheese on the side. Gotta get that cream cheese in there somewhere. Time moves on and we must adapt or else.

Please share any Super Bowl party stories that others might enjoy. Please share any favorite memory of watching football with family and friends. And, please share any favorite food recipes, too. We love food. Don’t we? And, we enjoy sharing.

Pull Up a Chair and Share.