Stop! Don’t touch that back button! A chicken cannoli is not as crazy as it sounds. It’s a make ahead, Southwest version of Buffalo chicken wings that frees me up to enjoy the football game and not miss all the fun.
My name is Sandy and I love football. There. I said it. I know it’s not the trendy thing to say, or the girlie thing to say, but I can’t keep it a secret any longer. Some people may blame my childhood; growing up between two brothers, playing touch football in the street, listening to my parents bet lobster dinners on playoff games and negotiate the point spread for the best advantage. Others may blame the fact that I have lived most of my life in a house with a sports loving husband and two athletic sons. What’s the word for it? Stockholm Syndrome?
What ever the reason, on Super Bowl Sunday, you will find me right there in the middle of things, cheering, arguing calls from the referees and yelling, “Rip their filthy ears off…” Never mind.
Needless to say, the Super Bowl is a pretty big deal at my house. I love to have a big selection of appetizers made ahead and ready to go so that I don’t miss a minute of the action. First, I clear the sofa table and remove all knickknacks, tchotchkes and other feminine breakables to a safer location making room for the parade of chips, dips, popcorn and even a puff pastry delight or two. Mind you, the puff pastry must be filled with hearty meats like pastrami or be sidelined until Valentine’s Day , Oscar night or some such girlie holiday. No brie or sushi allowed….