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Super Snack

Chef  Jody Ray sent along the infamous Beer Cheese Dip JUST in time for Saturday and Sunday preparations*

  1. 8 oz cream cheese
  2. 1 pkg of dry Ranch dip mix
  3. 5 – 6 green onions, white and green (add more if you like onion)
  4. 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (add more if you like cheese)
  5. Beer – about 1/2 beer – or enough to make your dip spreadable; add slowly to check consistency  [we usually use Coors, Bud or any domestic beer in the fridge]
  6.  After mixing all ingredients together, refrigerate until cold. 

Serve with chips, crackers, veggies/crudités, etc.

          As a last step, as if Jody needed to remind us,

“Enjoy the dip and drink the rest of the beer.  Don’t you dare let it go to waste!”

*   WBC Middleweight Fight – Saturday February 4 at 8:00 pm Mountain Time on HBO;     Super Bowl – February 5 at 4:30 pm Mountain Time on NBC


Wonderful Super Bowl snack idea from Marcus Samuelson:  buffalo chicken potstickers.  Go team!


We are almost all chile’d-out, but it is still winter and there is still one more game to watch.   Fans of basketball, hockey, baseball, tennis, and golf  — don’t take offense…take the poll.   

So, anyway,  we went in search of hearty stuff you eat out of bowls – with a spoon – preferably a large spoon. 

We tried Southern Potlikker noodles with mustard greens from the latest Bon Appetit.  Although it arguably requires a fork, it is just so warm and comforting. 

I can count on one hand the number of people I know who have even tried borscht, but it is not only a great winter soup, it is RED – wakes you up from your winter slumbers and, by the way, it is the lesser color of both teams in next Sunday’s championship game.

The links between Super Bowl and borscht are few – there’s always The Russian Tea Room in — yes — New York, home of the Giants, whose delicious recipe we used.  If you are willing to stay out until four in the morning or so, you can watch the game at Bleachers Bar in Moscow (1, Volgogradsky Prospekt; Metro: Proletarskaya, Moscow.)

If you are stuck in New York instead of partying in Indianapolis, here are the ten BEST Manhattan spots (we bow to www.NYC10Best.com for this list) to find Manhattan Clam Chowder.

Martha, Martha, Martha has an easy to follow New England Clam Chowder that is likely to comfort Patriots fans who have to watch the game from somewhere in the vicinity of the Charles River.

Just super.