Per tradition I held my Annual Super Bowl party, and it was once again a wonderful success! The turnout was a little lower this year, but when you factor in my smaller apartment and that I am not as interested in impressing people as I may have been previously, I’m pretty OK with the overall size going down; Besides, most of the important people were here. Oh, and the food was fantastic!
Aside from the game, which was a disaster this year (hate. packers.), one of my favorite aspects of the Super Bowl party is seeing all of the exciting food that people bring. I annually include in my invitations a small tidbit suggesting that people bring their favorite “Big Game” snacks, and once again I was not disappointed. We had a plethora of dips, a homemade Super Bowl cake, delicious rib roast, some steak, and a handful of other treats.
Did I eat too much? Yes.. Was it worth it? I think maybe so! My buddy Lowell brought the rib roast this year, and I was honestly a little disappointed since he typically brings the most delicious ribs ever. That was, of course, until I tried the roast.. W-O-W! It may have hurt the gut a little, but hurt never tasted so goooood.. As bad as the Packers made me feel, that rib roast kept me going when the Steelers were really not looking good early on.
As for the game – could there have been a larger disappointment? Thank goodness it was fairly close in the fourth quarter, but a Packers win is a depressing Packers win either way… One of these days the Bears will figure out how to win something and I can forget Super Bowl XLV! Right? Dreams come true.. right?!
One highlight I find worth mentioning is the fairly awesome halftime show. No, I’m not a huge Black Eyed Peas fan, but come on! That was pretty rad. I was making the comment to everyone, “Hey, this isn’t too bad for the Black Eyed Peas, eh?” when all of a sudden Slash appeared on stage playing the opening strains to Sweet Child of Mine (which is a top 5 rock song IMHO). I may or may not have squealed.. Just a little.. And then they brought out Usher? I gotta give it up to Wil.I.Am for pushing the envelope – he really brought it. It was nice to see a Super Bowl Halftime Show that didn’t have some 90 year old rock star, and I’m glad the Black Eyed Peas kind of nailed it..
Oh, and the REAL highlight of the Super Bowl (since I hate the Packers and don’t really care much for the Steelers) was the wonderful Captain America trailer! You may not be as excited as I am (as I am mildly obsessed), but it looks AWESOME!
Anyway, before I nerdgasm, I’ll wrap this up. Here are a few more images from the party, with credits for food justly given.
Sorry I didn’t get a picture of everyone that came; I only pulled the camera out one time to take pictures of guests and I know I missed some people.. Thanks to all who came, and here’s looking forward to a bigger and better party next year!