Super Bowl Sunday!
Super Bowl 51 Party!
February 5, 2017 – Houston, Texas
WHO DO YOU LIKE?
We don’t care who wins,
but we would like the New England Patriots to lose today.
We procrastinated and waited until this morning to do our party shopping.
So, we made an early Supermarket run for groceries and party supplies:
We weren’t sure what we were going to serve.
We planned on hot dogs (defrosted from the freezer).
We also thought wings and meatballs. So, that’s what we did.
Guacamole (had 2 ripe avocados), check. Chips, pretzels, etc., check.
We also did some of our shopping for the week.
We prepped the food, cooked the meatballs and then the wings,
made hotdogs for lunch and settled in for the Pre-Game Show.
Superbowl Sunday! Let’s get this party started!
GAME TIME FOOD!
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ON THE MENU: 2 hotdogs with mustard, onions and cheese on Hawaiian bread buns! Watermelon! Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi fruit and red & green grapes. Hot Wings! Crudité: celery, carrots, persian cucumber with ranch dressing and dill pickles. Meatballs with marinara sauce! Fresh made guacamole! Tortilla chips, pretzel sticks, pistachio nuts, cool ranch Doritos, BBQ kettle potato chips, teriyaki beef jerky, milk chocolate Milano cookies and peanut M&Ms. Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper, cran-raspberry-orange-pineapple juice and iced espresso.
ITALIAN MEATBALLS (with Marinara Sauce):
Mix 1/2 lb ground beef, 1/2 lb pork sausage (we used links and removed the casings), chopped onion, bread crumbs and spices: black pepper, salt, garlic powder, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning in a medium bowl. Roll into golf ball sized meatballs.
Heat a large pan with a little olive oil to medium heat and brown the meatballs turning so all of the outside is seared but the inside is still slightly uncooked. Remove from pan and let sit for 5-10 mins. Warm marinara sauce in a pan and add meatballs, rolling them in the sauce until they are completely coated. Remove from pan and let sit for 5-10 mins.
Add cornstarch to the marinara sauce and drippings and stir until it thickens.
Pour sauce over meatballs.
Bake meatballs in the oven at 300 degrees for 5-10 mins before serving.
HOT WINGS (with celery, carrots and ranch dressing):
10 wings (cut up with the ends trimmed off)
Mix 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 tsp cayenne powder, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp salt in a large bowl. Coat wings completely and place in the refrigerator for an hour.
Heat oil and deep fry the wings. Place on paper towels to drain.
In a separate bowl mix 1/2 cup melted butter, 1/2 cup of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce (or other hot sauce), a dash of black pepper, a dash of garlic powder. Dip each wing in sauce and place on baking sheet. Bake in oven at low heat for 15 mins on each side, then broil for 2 mins on each side. Serve with ranch dressing, extra sauce, celery and carrots.
Let the Commercials and FOX Promos begin! The “Pre-Kick” Show!
National Anthem and Who is Luke Bryant?
Coin toss with ex-President George H.W. (Senior) and Barbara Bush.
The Atlanta Falcons win the coin toss and defer to receive in the Second Half.
New England will receive and gets the football first.
NOTE: To be honest, we watched the game and commercials while enjoying the food and the Super Bowl party. We did LIVE POST all the scoring plays on our personal facebook timeline as they happened, but it was so we could get the pics for this blog, which we are writing at Midnight long after the game is over.
We recorded it, so we are watching it again as we write this Blog.
The New England Patriots Won Super Bowl 51 in Overtime 34-28.
KICKOFF TIME! First Half
Nobody scored in the 1st Quarter!
First Score! 2nd Quarter Touchdown ATLANTA FALCONS!
(following a stripped ball fumble by the New England Patriots)
Second Score: 2nd Quarter Touchdown ATLANTA FALCONS!
Third Score: Interception! Pick Six! Touchdown ATLANTA FALCONS!
Fourth Score: End of 2nd Quarter Field Goal NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!
The First Half was ALL ATLANTA.
THE HALFTIME SHOW!
Lady Gaga flies in from the roof as advertised!
No Wardrobe Malfunctions.
Flying “Poker Face” on wires. Dance number. Crowd work.
Lighting effects and fireworks. Boring.
Who likes her music? (yes, some people like her music…)
And why is she the Halftime Show at the Super Bowl?
KICKOFF! Second Half
First Score: 3rd Quarter Touchdown ATLANTA FALCONS!
Second Score: 3rd Quarter Touchdown NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!
Third Score: 4th Quarter Field Goal NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!
Fourth Score: 4th Quarter Touchdown NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!
(following a forced fumble by the Atlanta Falcons)
“After further review, the ruling on the field stands.” Completed pass!
Fifth Score: 4th Quarter Touchdown NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!
The Second Half was ALL NEW ENGLAND!
New England scores 25 unanswered points to TIE the game 28-28!
OVERTIME! (First time in Super Bowl history)
Overtime Coin Toss will decide the game.
New England wins the toss and will receive.
First Score: SUDDEN DEATH! Touchdown NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!
THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS WIN THE SUPER BOWL…..
“Turn out the lights, the party’s over!”
The Atlanta Falcons choked and lost the game in the Second Half. The New England Patriots beat them by a touchdown in Overtime making what looked like a complete “blowout” in the First Half into an exciting game in the Second Half. Tom Brady led his team to the WIN and Atlanta was unable to respond after the early 3rd Quarter touchdown.
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