Monday, February 8, 2010
I'm still trying to figure out the significance of "who dat", but I don't need any help in figuring out why Superbowl Sunday is fun day in America. It's another one of those unifying days on the calendar, like Thanksgiving but without the spiritual overtones, and if it was sponsored by big business. Superbowl celebrates so much that feels quintessentially American: competition, sportsmanship, capitalism, and good down home food. Again, it's the food aspect that I can get behind, that, and some truly funny and irreverent ads.
We had a whole bunch of boys over and our BFF's Scotch and Reever. I made 2 different kinds of wings, and since I'm on a semi-healthy kick- I opted not to go the traditional deep-fried route. Hub was skeptical about my spicy dry rubbed wings until he tasted one hot off the grill. The other option was a wing broiled in a sort of sweet-salty polynesian marinade- also well recieved. We did DIY hoagies, pigs 'n blankets, and a platter of crispy french fries. Dessert was a football shaped chocolate rice krispy treat-full disclosure: it looked better than it tasted. I was snoring by the fourth quarter of the game, but was happy to learn that the Saints won. I can only imagine that insanity that will be Mardi Gras this year!
Superbowl Spiced Grilled Wings
In a one gallon ziploc bag, place 2 tbsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. dried parsley, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp. cumin, 1 tsp. ground pepper, 1 tsp. paprika, 1 tbsp. cajun seasoning. Zip up bag and shake up seasonings, add 3 lbs. chicken wings. Seal bag and shake up until chicken is evenly coated with spice mixture. Refrigerate a couple of hours. Place wings on a heated grill, and cook until ready.