Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Bowl Sunday

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

I'm a huge football fan, and even though I don't have an NFL team that I really follow (I like the southeast teams: Redskins, Ravens, Jaguars, and Panthers), I love the Super Bowl!  Great friends, great food, funny commercials, and the last football game until late August/early September.

Joe and I went to one of his classmates' houses for the game.  They asked us to wear jerseys, and we decided to rep our colleges (mainly because I don't have an NFL jersey!).
Joe went above and beyond with the hair!

I have another crock pot recipe to share with you!  I found this recipe on Pinterest, and not only did it seem like it would be a Super Bowl crowd pleaser, it also is recipe #4 for the Crock Pot Challenge!

The recipe comes from Simply Organic and can be found here.  I did modify it a little bit, so here is my version of the Spicy Chicken Drumsticks

  • 6 lbs of Chicken Drumsticks
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 packet Spicy Chili Seasoning (1.25 ounces)
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • Peel/cut the skin off the drumsticks.  ***This step saves on the don't have to peel off the skin if you don't want to!
  • Broil drumsticks for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.  Chicken will NOT be cooked all the way
  • Prepare sauce with the remaining ingredients while the drumsticks broil.
  • Dip each drumstick into the sauce, making sure it gets an even coating, then place in the crock pot.
  • Pour the remaining over top of the drumsticks, then set the crock pot on low for 4-4.5 hours (or on high for 2-2.5 hours).
  • Halfway through the cook time, stir to ensure a full coat of sauce on each drumstick.
This was an easy recipe to make, with the hardest part being getting the skin off the drumsticks!  I also have a smaller crock pot, so I had to layer the drumsticks to make them all fit.

They got great reviews from the Super Bowl party, so this seems like something I'll make again for a sports gathering.  I would probably make them a little bit more spicy next time by adding another half packet of hot chili powder.

Before heading to our Super Bowl party, I decided to get in a run.  I wanted to do 13 miles today, but I didn't time it right (I thought the game started at 8, not 6).
I ran for 35 minutes for just over 3.2 miles with a 2.5 minute warm-up and 2.5 minute cool down.  I really wanted to finish my book today (so that I can get a review if for PBFinger's book club), so I decided to read on the treadmill.  I was actually easier to do than I thought, and I got two chapters put away.

Back a little later with a BBB Week 4 update!

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