The day started off with Monte Cristos: thick-sliced bacon with cream cheese and Mary Ellen's pure boysenberry jam on two thick slices of french toast, freshly sliced from a large french loaf. My french toast egg-wash is made with eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, and cinnamon. After the sandwiches were pressed together, I topped them with cinnamon/brown sugar and powdered sugar. So good!
On the menu for the big game are:
- Spicy/Cheesy Guacamole, a recipe from Tamarindo, Annie's favorite Mexican restaurant in Oakland.
- Chili Cheese Dip: bottom layer of cream cheese, a layer of Hormel No Bean Chili, and top layer of a blend of shredded Mexican cheeses all melted in the oven. Tortilla chips help scoop this deliciousness in your mouth. Ritz work, too!
- Speaking of Ritz, we're making two recipes from Guy Fieri's Super Bowl Ritz Recipes. I was really excited for the southern Chicken 'n Slaw Ritz.
- Annie really wanted to try the Asian Zing Shrimp Ritz.
- Cream Puffs (These are store-bought, frozen, but they're good. Best with hot fudge and confectioner's sugar.)
Cheering for the (Fudge) Packers cuz they're not the Steelers, and they're reppin' NFC North,