Super Bowl Sunday…
It’s almost here. Do you have big plans? Who are you betting on? Patriots or Giants?
We don’t have plans and I’m OK with that. I can watch the game in my pajamas and glasses and my husband can yell at the players all he wants without disturbing the crowd. And yes, he does realize that the players can’t hear him through the TV – at least I think he realizes that.
***Side note here ** *
My husband missed his calling in life. He truly should have been a sports announcer. The reason I say this is because he is usually one step ahead of the TV announcers. As soon as he explains something to me or answers a question, Joe and Troy are saying EXACTLY what he just said. It’s kind of freaky at times. It’s almost like they have a hidden microphone in our house listening to our conversations and then as soon as my hubby answers my question, they know they need to say EXACTLY what he just said. It’s weird!
But I digressed for a moment. Now Back to my original thoughts.
I love the Super Bowl. Not for the game. It’s for the ads. But that excitement isn’t really there this year. So many companies have been releasing their ads ahead of time that it has taken some of the excitement out of it for me.
When I was a Marketing Major in college (just a few years ago) it was an assignment for us to watch the Super Bowl. Not for the game, but for the ads. We’d spend the entire Monday class time talking about which commercials were effective and which ones didn’t grab our attention. I always made sure to take a bathroom break or food run during the game so as not to miss any ads. In today’s world, if you miss it, don’t worry – look it up on YouTube. It’s there already. Just kind of takes the excitement out of the game for me.
So, if you have to take a potty break or do a food run during the commercials, don’t stress, have your kids pull it up on YouTube for you. And if you are making a food run, I hope these Jalapeno Tortilla Wraps will be on your plate. My sister Kelly makes these but I spiced them up a bit. Instead of green chilies, I used jalapeno peppers from last year’s garden. We had a plethora crop so I chopped them all up and froze them. Now when I want a kick to my food, I just pull out a package and add it in. Instant zinger!
Enjoy the game, the commercials and the food! Go Giants!
Jalapeno Tortilla Wraps
Yield: 40 - 50 bite sized appetizers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
8 ounces sour cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
4 jalapeno peppers chopped fine (4 ounce can of drained green chilies can be substituted)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 clove minced garlic
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon seasoning salt
5 – 10” flour tortillas – white or whole wheat
1. Mix sour cream and cream cheese together with a mixer until blended.
2. Add in jalapeno peppers, garlic, onion powder and seasoning salt. Mix well.
3. Add in shredded cheese and mix well.
4. Place a generous amount of mixture onto each tortilla and spread evenly.
5. Roll each tortilla.
6. For easier cutting, wrap filled tortillas in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for an hour.
7. Slice filled tortillas into desired size of serving pieces. Usually you can get 8 – 10 pieces out of a 10” tortilla.
8. Can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container overnight in the refrigerator.
9. Serve with salsa and/or guacamole if desired.
If you let sit in fridge more than a day, the tortillas may become soggy. If I am short on time, I will make up the mixture the day before and then fill the tortillas shortly before serving time.
Adapted from a recipe my sister Kelly makes.