We're currently watching The Golf Channel, where Tiger has now tied for the lead in the Dubai Classic. He's so much fun to watch. It's 10:45 AM here, which means that the Super Bowl pregame show should be starting any minute now! Actually, it doesn't start until 2 PM, a mere 4 and a half hours of pregame. Hey! Tiger just took the lead! This is taped, so we could find out who won, but we like the suspense. Ken just made a liar out of me--he just checked and told me Tiger won. Darn it! I mean, I'm glad he won, but I wanted to watch it! Grrrr.
We'll be doing our Game Day snack food dinner this evening. Different cheeses (I LOVE Swiss cheese, or Swiss-type cheeses, like Gruyère and Emmentaler), summer sausage, some cherry peppers for me and pepperoncini for Ken, crackers, that sort of thing. I'm also going to do a baked brie. Our favorite Italian restaurant serves this as an appetizer, and I tried it at home, with good results.
wedge or wheel of brie
caramel apple dip
Place brie in baking dish. Top with caramel and sliced almonds. Bake at 350° for 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is soft and melted. Serve with apple slices (tart ones like Granny Smiths are best) and/or crackers.
How easy is that? Extremely.
As for the big game, looks like the Patriots are getting 12. I suppose they'll end up winning it, but I don't think they'll cover the spread. I'll go with Patriots 35-28. In my heart, though, I'd like to see the Giants win. No offense to all the Patriots fans out there, but I have to cheer for the underdog, and Peyton's little brother. And Tom Petty, one of my favorites, is playing at half-time. Excellent!