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- Super Bowl Sunday Foodie Fanfare
I didn't realize Superbowl Sunday would be here so soon this year but it is and we all know what that means... commercials and tables full of good munchie! Oh, and the big game and half-time show of course! Actually, I thought back to where I was last year and realized that I did not do any traditional Superbowl festivies and instead spent it far away from a TV. That is of course until I went into the NYC infamous Corner Bistro to have myself a nice big fat juicy burger and heard all the hoopla going on.
This year, I plan on going back to the regular stay-in for the big game day and having myself some nice snacks. Since I am moving to a new apartment and February 1st marks the first real full day at the new place, my resources might be limited. I'm saying this because I have a feeling I may still be buried in boxes. I'm trying to think outside of the box and see what easy clean-up and yummy snacks I can make. I'm browsing through the Yummr galleries to get some ideas and came across a few good ones. Here are some great Superbowl Sunday ideas that are to be a big kick with the crowd... and seem easy enough to make and clean up:
Quick and Tasty Carnitas submitted by: Madball911
Curried Pineapple Hummus w/ Seasoned Egg Roll Chips submitted by: Hexenmesiter
Southern Fish Tacos submitted by: Sarahisafoodie
If you know of any yummy Superbowl snacks and dishes to make a fine hoopla of a celebration, please share!
- Posted Jan 29, 2009 by SuDoughName | Add a comment | Share It
- Filed under: Fish tacos Superbowlhummuscarnitas"
- Happy Chinese New Years - Are You Lucky Enough To Get FREE Dumplings?
It's Chinese New Years today and Rickshaw Dumpling Bar is giving free out free dumplings to orders with the lucky number "8" in them. I love dumplings and Rickshaw has some pretty tasty ones but I don't know about my luck factor, even though it is the year of the Ox (my year) and I feel good fortune coming up ahead.
It's always a fun time of year for those of us who celebrate this holiday. As I sat with my family and ate our traditional New Year's eve meal on Sunday, my mom explained to us why she made some of the dishes and what they represent. The oysters in the oysters and mushroom dish represent (my loose translation from Cantonese) "success". All of this is really a play on words. If you say lettuce in Cantonese, it loosely translates to "fortune". Long vermicelli noodles represent "long life". I know there are many different styles of celebration with other regions celebrating with other dishes but those were some things that I learned about yesterday.
Feel free to share any other facts and/or dishes that you know for the Chinese New Year celebration and if you're so lucky to have gotten free dumplings at Rickshaw's today, let us know! Happy Chinese New Years from all of us at Yummr!
- Posted Jan 26, 2009 by SuDoughName | Add a comment | Share It
- Filed under: Chinese New Years