Friday Favorites: Super Bowl Edition

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 11.02.23 AMThis Friday I rounded up some of my favorite snacks for a Super Bowl party.  Whether your team is playing or not, the Super Bowl is the best excuse to indulge!

Ice Cream Sandwiches | Football Helmets | Hamburger Brownies

Football Strawberries | BLT Bites

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Reach…Grab

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My husband purchased the bag that I had been lusting over for quite sometime for our 5th wedding anniversary. I was and still am absolutely in love with my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30. It’s a classic; with clean lines, tons of room, durable leather and absolute beauty. Our 10th anniversary isn’t too far away- Maybe I’ll get another bag that I love…But in the meantime, I’m totally loving these grabbable bags!

Top Row: Vintage Chanel Shoulder Bag / Bally Shoulder Bag

Middle Row: Prada Saffino Bag / Ralph Lauren Newbury Bag

Bottom Row: Celine Trapeze Shoulder Bag / 2Way Contrast Bag

Are You Ready for Some…Chili?

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Chili has been a staple at my parents Super Bowl party for as long as I can remember. My mom makes a killer chili; thanks to a little help from Danny Wegman;) Everyone’s taste buds are definitely unique, there’s no question there. Finding the perfect chili that will leave each and every one of your guests raving to their friends…is highly unlikely. However, attempting to accommodate your guests by making what you think or know that they will enjoy makes all the difference! My mom makes two different batches of chili to accommodate her gluten-free friends. It’s the little things, like making a gluten-free chili, that makes you that extra special SuperBowl host.

I’ve pulled recipes from several friends with varying tastes and limitations and want to share with you what your vegan, gluten-free, non bean eating friends may LOVE! No worries though, I’ve added the beef filled recipe that my mom serves too!

Top Row: Beef Chili / Vegetarian / Turkey and Veggie

Middle Row: White Bean and Chicken / No Bean / Chicken and Corn

Bottom Row: Gluten Free

Enjoy!

Are You Ready for some Football…Crafts?!

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Football is a pretty big deal around here. Even though we see our favorite team lose more than win, the boys still love to watch. I’m not sure if we will see the Buffalo Bills make it to the Super Bowl again in our lifetime :). Regardless of who is playing, the Super Bowl is always guaranteed to be a good time. The snacks, commercials and halftime show just add to the excitement!

Big H and I thought it would be fun to do a couple of crafts to get us ready for the big day. Unfortunately when it comes to crafts he has the attention span of well…a three year old! Therefore, the crafts need to be simple and quick to keep him interested. Plus it always seems that the days we want to do a special activity our little sidekick decides he doesn’t want to take a nap. We thought it would be a good idea to distract him with a chocolate chip cookie…

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Paper Stuffed Footballs

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Supplies

Brown construction paper

Newspaper, shredded

White yarn

Scissors

Single hole punch

Glue

Directions

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1. Rip up several pieces of newspaper. Big H loved this part!

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2. Draw a large oval on one piece of paper. You can also use a football template if you would like. Then place a second piece of paper behind the first and cut it out. You will need two identical ovals to make the football.

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3. Punch holes around the perimeter of the oval. Be careful not to make the holes too close to the edge. My helper insisted on punching many more than were necessary!

4. Tie the yarn around one of the holes and continue to thread it around the oval. Make sure to stop before it is completely threaded.

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5. Stuff the football with shredded newspaper until it is full and then finish threading and tie off!

More Football Fun

We also made some Popsicle stick goal posts and had some fun with our football stamp!

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