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The Fabric Maverick Says... "Let's Party"

January 22, 2008

Nobody celebrates football like Southerners! We embrace football from High School teams to Professional Teams. As I was growing up every Friday evening was spent in the bleachers under stadium lighting cheering my team to victory. The New England Patriots have won the AFC division playoff for their chance in the Super Bowl.  Who will be their opponent? Regardless of who their opponent will be, there is a party to be planned

. A Super Bowl party is a no-fuss, no dress-up, down-to-earth party. Good planning will let the hostess enjoy the party too. Begin your planning two weeks in advance. Review your timeline. Plan your menu first. Men will enjoy hearty, uncomplicated foods. Forget Quiche Lorraine- think finger foods, soups and bite-size desserts.  The hostess does not need to prepare all of the food from scratch. Chicken wings can be purchased.  Make your own chili.  Enlist friends to bring desserts. Vegetable trays and dips are great appetizers. You might select regional foods that are representative of the winning teams.

The day before the party clean thoroughly. Start your decorating so that you will not be too tired to enjoy the party. Consider decorating in your favored team's colors. Now if the Atlanta Falcons had won, this would be my menu:

Throat Ticklers:

  • Beer
  • Southern Champagne (Very Sweet Tea)

 Tongue Teasers:

  • Black-eye pea salsa
  • Warm turnip green dip with pita chips

Sit down or stand up part:

  • Brunswick Stew
  • Pork Barbecue with Chef Bubba's secret red sauce
  • White bread
  • Baked Beans
  • From the Garden Cole Slaw

Sweetings:

  • Fried Pies
  • Banana Pudding

All of the Fabric Maverick's catering is by The Redneck Cafe. Chef Bubba has graciously consented to give me his Black-Eye Pea Salsa recipe:

1 can of black-eye peas, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup grape tomatoes, chopped

1/4 cup chopped green onions

3 Tbs lime juice with a smidgen of lime zest

1 seed jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

Cilantro to taste

Salt to taste

Combine all ingredients.  Chill for several hours to blend flavors.  Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips

 See Victoria's decorating tips on Thursday. I think she has some secrets to share.

                          

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