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Monday, February 4, 2013

Are We Getting Old?

I really hate to say that, however, the Super Bowl last night just didn't do it for me.  The half-time show featuring Beyonce'...excuse me but that was not my idea (or anyone else at my house) of entertainment.
I didn't understand one word and the choreography, shall we say, was not anything more but exaggerated sex moves. That's not entertainment to me. my soapbox I go.

The best parts of the weekend for me were two things:  a learned how to play cribbage and I tried two new recipes. My pictures turned out blurry so bear with me.

The first one was a Chocolate Pecan Pie from Country Living Magazine November 2012.
It has the right amount of bittersweet chocolate, lots of pecans, and is very rich and very good.  We warmed it just a few seconds in the micro and then topped with a dallop of whipped cream! Delicious!

Next up, is Cheddar Bacon Pull Apart Bread
My sister proclaimed I must make this for every family gathering from now on.  That kind of sums it up.
Here's the recipe:
1 unsliced loaf of (round is preferable) sourdough bread,( I used regular bread)
8-12 oz cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
3 oz bag Oscar Mayer Real Bacon bits (I fried up real bacon, drained and crumbled)
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp Ranch dressing mix

Using a sharp bread knife cut the bread going both directions. Do not cut through the bottom crust. Place slices of cheese in between cuts. Sprinkle bacon bits on bread, making sure to get in between cuts. Mix together butter and Ranch dressing mix. Pour over bread. Wrap in foil the entire loaf in foil and place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Unwrap. Bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Recipe from Plain  Check her out, she has some awesome recipes.

In addition to that, we had bbq riblets, bacon wrapped sausages in chili sauce, a great nacho jalepeno cheese dip and potato soup.  We were bursting at the seams.
As for the game, who won?  I was busy knitting, on my iPad playing words with friends and playing with the dog.  Oh, I guess it was the Ravens who won, so my husband tells me!


  1. The Super bowl is the only game we watch all year. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a great evening for junk food or if I want to see the commercials someone pays big buck for. I gave up on half-time when they stopped having traditional marching bands. Yes, a long time ago. At eight we switched over to Downton Abbey and I ended up finding out this morning I’d missed all the best commercials during the last half of the game ~ junk food definitely was the clear winner at our house too.

  2. WOW can you come and cook me up a meal like that. VBG It all looked very yummy. I see I was not the only one sorta watching. Hugs Judy

  3. Cheddar, bacon and bread...I can think of no better combination.

  4. Hi Barb, I'm with you...I fell asleep on the floor of my living room, something a woman of my age should never do. I woke up and the game was over, I missed half time, the blackout and the rest of the game. Thanks for filling me in on what I missed...not much! Great snacks, that chocolate pecan pie , wow, my kind of dessert! Enjoy all of your snow! Love, Penny