Recipe: on Super Bowl Sunday…..

|February 23, 2011|read comments (0)
Author: Mama's Kitchen

We just enjoyed Super Bowl XLV.

The Packers VS The Steelers.

I'm not the brightest light bulb in the package when it comes to football – maybe it's because MY team is the Buffalo Bills. Quit Laughing! They did make it to the Super Bowl FOUR YEARS IN A ROW – they just didn't win – and for that I blame Jim Kelly. And when you're used to rootin' for a team that loses all the time – you forget what real football is.

I had predicted Packers 24 – Steelers 17. And it was be a great game – and I didn't do too bad at predicting.

I can't wait to see the commercials – most likely there will be some real duds – but I am hoping there are some good ones to enjoy.

Ever since the Super Bowl after 911 – I don't miss the commercials. Nothing will ever top the Budweiser horses bowing to the towers!

Believe it or not – I remember the very first Super Bowl. My dad was a big football fan. Gosh how he loved it. One game on the boob tube, and the radio going with another one broadcasted. He was a true armchair quarterback. And he was a big Bills fan – even back in the days when they didn't know what the game was about (the Bills that is) my dad still supported them – it was our hometown team. So now you know how I got to be such a big Bills fan.

My dad and my uncles were all talking about it for weeks – a Super Bowl. Cripe, they couldn't wait to see what it was going to be like and if there would be anymore the following years.

Too bad he couldn't be here now to see it all. I remember when they started with the instant replay for football games – he was in heaven. Well that is where dad is now – and I know he'll be watching the game.

Mom made a huge dinner that day – roast beef with gravy, mashed potatoes, all kinds of veggies, salads, desserts, homemade macaroni, lasagna, meatballs, homemade breads – and we had a packed house. But then again – that was a typical Sunday for us!

And how dad and my uncles enjoyed the game. And the food, of course.

Today – mom and I are going to enjoy the game – just the two of us. So cooking a big meal I won't be doing. We've chosen to enjoy football burgers – Oz-style (for my dad).

I went to the market yesterday because, of course, they called for more snow (which I am so sick of right now) and I didn't want to leave the house today. I grabbed a package of ground chuck, hoagie rolls, some fresh veggies and some crackers and headed home.

So today it was football hoagies – Oz-style, with coleslaw with a vinegar/oil dressing.

Since it only took a few minutes to make – I made my coleslaw first –

First I grated my cabbage and a carrot.

For my dressing –
In a small bowl, whisk to dissolve:
2 tablespoons sugar
Scant 1/4 cup white vinegar

Kosher salt and cracked black pepper to taste

Stir in:
About 1/3 cup vegetable oil. Combine and pour over cabbage mix; toss to coat; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

I shaped my patties for the hoagie rolls. Skillet fried in olive oil and butter (great taste!) and seasoned with Kosher salt, garlic, cracked blacked pepper, and parsley.

I added 2 small cooking onions for a bit of flavor.

Plated but not dressed:

I topped it with lettuce, tomato, sliced sweet onions and slathered on the mayo. Served with pickles and coleslaw.
True belly-busters!

That was our lunch – although I had planned on making something for dinner – we were so stuffed that it was just a salad for dinner!

Dang Oz-burgers do it every time!

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