Today is a wonderful day for Chicago sports fans. The Bears are not only in the playoffs for the first time in three years, but they actually won their first round! With a resounding beat down of the
Seahacks Seahawks, the Bears will now go on to play the Packers next week for a chance at the Superbowl! Husband didn’t have to work this Sunday (a MAJOR first for us!), so we journeyed over to my parent’s house to watch the game and enjoy in the onslaught of food my dad was sure to produce.
Appetizers for the game included two choices of dips. As I learned my devout love of avocados from my dad and brothers, it should come as no surprise that this fruit was the star in the first:
This is a recipe that has been making the rounds in my family for AGES. It started with my vegetarian/vegan brother, who introduced us to it a few years back, and depending on who is eating and what the event is, the recipe can be altered accordingly. This iteration included avocado, corn, black beans, tomato, mild green chiles and some fresh jalapeno (plus salt and pepper to taste, of course).
This is a concoction I have only ever had at the hand of my dad, and it is delicious! It’s made with chick peas, fresh beets (boiled or roasted), tahini (sesame seed paste), garlic, homemade horseradish and water! All that plus a little salt, and you’ve got yourself a masterpiece.
We scooped both delicacies up with these chips:
Apparently these were picked up at a Costco in Virginia, and no one has been able to find them since! The hunt is on – especially since this is our last bag, and it’s half gone! They are very unusual chips, particularly if you check out the ingredient list:
There’s QUINOA! In the CHIPS! Blows my mind. These hungry Bears fans loved all these snacks right up:
Penny was so excited when the Bears won, she celebrated with a beer! Just kidding, but Dan did. More on our wine and beer consumption for Game Day in a bit. We also have a FANTASTIC dinner to look forward to, also prepared by Papa Bear. All I know is that it involves beef and horseradish!