Monday, February 6, 2012


I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm not really big into SuperBowl Sunday. It's just another Sunday to me. The Sous-Chef likes football, but he doesn't watch it very often. And I'm always at odds about watching the SuperBowl simply because it's on a Sunday. I mean, we don't PLAY sports on Sunday, so why do we watch other people PLAY sports on Sunday...especially people who are paid to do it. Of course, it's not that big of a dilemma for me, because I don't really care to watch it. Except for the commercials. I usually perk up when those come on, because let's face it, SuperBowl commercials are the best.

Needless to say, I was somewhat aware that SuperBowl was coming up, because I'm not dead, but I hadn't planned anything. Then, I was catching up on some of my favourite blogs, when I noticed a friend of mine had posted some healthy snack choices for a SuperBowl party. Amongst those was a recipe for Guacamole, that she touted as "The Best On The Planet". Although I am not a huge fan of SuperBowl, I AM a huge fan of snacks...and especially Guacamole. So I figured I'd give the recipe a try.

When the Sous-Chef found out that I bought ingredients for Guacamole, he suggested we invite some friends over a make it a SuperBowl party. So somehow, even though I don't like the SuperBowl, a Guacamole recipe launched a SuperBowl party that I wasn't planning on having.

We invited a family over who has kids similar ages to our kids, and who we get a long with GREAT. And a feast ensued!

The evening started with the Guacamole and chips, and let me just say, it did not disappoint. I have had some pretty awesome Guacamole in my day, but I'd say that this is the best "Home-Kitchen recipe on the planet". Well, unless I was at my friend Roberto's house, which is somewhere in Mexico, and that's just not happening any time soon, so this will have to do!

We cooked up a few smokies and sliced them up for a little appetizer action too.

Then, the main event - A Schwack of Chili, and Pizza Buns - because we both have critics who are pretty critical of Chili, and it's a party, so no one should go home hungry, or disappointed.

We finished the night off allowing the little critics to make a big mess of my kitchen decorating cupcakes and eating Ice-cream Sundaes.

It has been YEARS since I had a full-blown ice-cream Sundae, and I LOVED it. Vanilla ice-cream, caramel AND chocolate sauce, strawberries, bananas and honey-roasted peanuts. Oh, that was good!

So, although I didn't watch much football, besides the Madonna half-time show and the commercials, I had a great time hosting my own SuperBowl party!

PS. There is a link to the guacamole recipe, but people seem to be having a hard time finding it, so I'll just post it here. Credit goes to my friend Estelle at

3 avocados
juice of 1 lemon
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1-1/2 tbsp Frank's Red Hot Sauce
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp seasoning salt

Mash avocados and mix with other ingredients, or if you like it creamier (like me) the throw it all in the blender or food processor until well combined. Seriously delicious! We ate the leftovers last night while watching garbage tv. It was great.

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