The Super Bowl and A National Day of Healing

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) DRE# 00949880
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     Make sure to share your Super Bowl predictions below!

     Super Bowl parties are always fun and I love to be a part of the festivities even when the only one true team, the Raiders, are not playing.  Alas, the Raiders rarely participate so I have to make sure the party itself has all the right ingredients.  I learned this lesson well about 30 years ago.  I featured, as my main course, a huge prosciutto sandwich.  I had found the recipe in Bon Appetit, so I thought it was going to be delicious.  The results?  I was ahead of my time.  My friends were very polite, but little of the sandwich was eaten.  Luckily, I had plenty of appetizers! The white zinfandel I served that year did not go over too well either.  What can I say?  I was young! Football fans are different.  We want simple.  Remember, we follow guys like, the single best coach of all time, John Madden, "You got one guy going BOOM, one guy going WHACK, and one guy not getting in the end zone"  Raider Nation, baby!  (Haunting Raider Ballad)

Super Sunday Traditions

     Exercise!  The last five years I have started every Super Bowl Sunday with my friends from Runnin for Rhett at the Super Sunday Fun Run 10K.  The day does really need to start out healthy, just don't ask me about the pizza and beer waiting for us at the finish line.  Please, keep moving and look the other way.

                                                  Super Sunday Fun Run and Runnin for Rhett      

        My go to appetizer.  Prosciutto no longer holds a place on my table.  Not when I have this crock pot concoction; one can of original Rotel chopped tomatoes, one frozen block of Johnson chili (Please, NO canned beans!) and a brick of Velveeta cheese!  I love VELVEETA CHEESE!  I cannot think of a better tasting American made, synthetic food ever invented.  It is velvety smooth and is pure perfection!  Add Fritos, Scoops and enjoy. You like vegetables? If you must. Broccoli, small sweet peppers or celery go well completely covered in this gooey dip.

                                                    Chili Cheese dip ingredients

     The main course must be simple.  Hot dogs, hot links, sausages and hamburgers are the great choices.  Real football food!  In a perfect world, I get a great bun, add mayonnaise, a hamburger, then a split hot link and finish it off with a crisp lettuce leaf on top.  You say it needs cheese.  Me too!  There is plenty in the crock pot.

     The ultimate beverage of choice...an ice cold, dark Desschutes Porter with its rich undertones of coffee and chocolate.  Also acceptable, almost any other beer.  What is NOT acceptable?  White zinfandel.

     Desserts!  This next line must be said incredulously, as Tom Hanks says in A League of Their Own, "There is no crying in baseball!"  There are no desserts on Super Bowl Sunday!  OK, OK if you must, something chocolaty is acceptable.

     But Ray, how can one justify the fake food, the high fat content and all of the wasted calories?  What do you mean, wasted calories and, didn't you pay attention to my first point, I ran today.  I RAN SO FAR!  You say that I should have run a marathon to justify that meal.  You may have a point.

     Who wins this Super Bowl?  The short answer, with the right food, we all win!  The longer answer, I am a lifelong Raider fan.  Going to Arrowhead Stadium for the Raiders has been like going to a House of Pain.  I have no choice. I am joining my quiche eating, white zinfandel drinking Forty Niner fan friends in calling for a big Niner win.  

      On a much more serious note, the day after a Super Bowl needs to be a national holiday.  We could call it a NATIONAL DAY OF HEALING!  Call your Congressman!    

     Carol Williams,  Thank you for inviting me to your virtual Super Bowl party.  I am having a blast and can't wait to try your shrimp butter.

                                                                        Go Niners 

     

 

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             eXp Realty of California, Inc

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI, e-Pro

Past Client Testimonials   

3412 Babson Drive

Elk Grove, CA 95758

RayRHenson@gmail.com

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Will Hamm
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Hello Raymond,  Sounds like a great day plan for you.  I have a taco bar for friends and lots of dips and breads and chips and crackers.

 

Feb 01, 2020 07:30 AM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning Raymond Henson Oh My.... I can't believe not many ate the Prosciutto sandwich.... that would have been devoured in my house.... that's a very expensive meat.... especially if you bought the one from Italy...not home grown here.... but both are delicious.... I wish I had a photo of it.... 

Feb 01, 2020 07:36 AM #2
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Raymond, what a spread, and sounds like you are very ready for the game!   I am making queso too with Velveeta and Rotel.

Feb 01, 2020 07:41 AM #3
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Good morning Raymond Henson -  It is a win win day for food.  Not a bad idea to run afterward rather than  before.

Feb 01, 2020 07:41 AM #4
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Raymond,

I am with Barbara Todaro when it comes to prosciutto.  We both love it as do our friends.  Wishing you a delightful party.  A

Feb 01, 2020 07:48 AM #5
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Will Hamm, I'd be up for a taco bar!

Barbara Todaro, yes, it was expensive, especially for a guy just out of college at the time.  I think the real issue is we had never really been exposed to it.  I did just make a risotto dish the other day that featured prosciutto and it was very good.

Joan Cox, I think it is such a treat!  I can only make it once a year because I can not use any kind of moderation with this dip.     

Feb 01, 2020 09:36 AM #6
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I ran today and plan to run tomorrow and Monday, but it will be worth it Grant Schneider.  Thank you for stopping by.

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I have certainly grown to enjoy it.  I hope you have a very fun Super Bowl Sunday!

Feb 01, 2020 09:41 AM #7
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Thanks for reminding me of Running for Rhett - his memory needs to be kept alive. I'm glad the students are involved and appreciating what it means to live and remember Rhett. 

I like your photo. I'm not a junk food eater, but when I struggled to think of what to bring to Carol's party, my first thought was "Junk Food!" I'll bet those chips are flying off the shelves this weekend!

Enjoy the weekend and the run tomorrow. I hope the weather will be great. 

Feb 01, 2020 10:59 AM #8
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Hi Raymond - is virtually enjoyment of tasty treats allowed?  Or is real-life gluttony still in fashion?  Asking for a friend.  Of course.  

Feb 01, 2020 11:18 AM #9
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Hahahaha, what's not acceptable? White Zinfandel. Live and learn, right Raymond Henson  - your post makes me laugh. I'm sure your going to have a blast, whatever you choose to eat and drink tomorrow. Go 49ers! 

Feb 01, 2020 11:50 AM #10
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I think the day after the Super Bowl should be the day of healing for the pain the players will be in and the day after that should be for the fans who were hung over on Monday.

Feb 01, 2020 04:04 PM #11
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I  won't be participating in any Superbowl activities  Raymond Henson but I know I won't be able to completely avoid it as there are a lot of fans at the church I attend. I don't even have a wild guess as to what the score may be.

Feb 01, 2020 04:08 PM #12
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Hi Raymond- Super Bowl food needs to be simple and easy to eat with your hands...hot dogs, burgers, ribs, pizza!!!  But White Zinfandel???? Oh well!  Loved your post!!!!

Feb 01, 2020 05:32 PM #13
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So, how do you feel about the Raiders moving to Las Vegas?  Will you continue to be a fan?  They seem to be a team that is perfect for Vegas!

Feb 02, 2020 05:59 AM #14
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 Brian England, I was a fan when they were in Oakland, then when they were in LA, then again in Oakland.  I will remain a fan when the Silver and Black hit Las Vegas.  I really have tried to quite.  It is impossible.  THEY ARE PIRATES!!!

Feb 02, 2020 07:47 AM #15
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Raymond, did you eat all the dip?   I made a plate of nachos earlier in the day, and then green chile for the game.  Sure was a good game.

Feb 03, 2020 07:59 AM #16
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We ate most of the dip.  On the way home, we hit the gas a bit to hard and heard a big clank.  We pulled over and the crock pot was upside down.  Do you know how hard it is to clean melted, sticky Velveeta cheese from all the nooks and crannies?  Oh well, there will be more next year!

Feb 03, 2020 09:59 AM #17
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Thanks so much for your comment on my recent post.

Have an outstanding week.

Feb 04, 2020 04:24 PM #18
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( RE: crock pot) Oh my gosh. I can't imagine the mess you had, Raymond Henson - glad you have a good attitude about it. :) 

Feb 07, 2020 08:27 AM #19
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It was a challenge, for sure.  I usually make an omelet the Monday after the Super Bowl with the crock pot cheese.  No omelet  this year.  Dang!  :o)

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