I didn't realize how excited I would be for this years Super Bowl until I started watching the 49ers in postseason games. I forgot how much I love them as I was taught to do from a young age. The pie party had been planned long before I realized all of this but I just invited everyone back over the next night to watch the game.
I used food though to get them over. I saw an ad from Murray's Cheese in NYC about buying a cheese basket specifically for a Super Bowl party. I told people I would do this and most of them said they would come over. But it was when I told them I would make Short Rib Chili Nachos that the undecided gave a definite yes.
I had seen this recipe in the NY Times and it looked incredible.
The recipe was not that difficult to follow but it took time. I also was smoked out my home after charring the jalapenos and onions. It took a long time for the smoke to clear out.
But the effort was completely worth it. And because I made it, I didn't have to put any cilantro on it. Winner.
The cheese tray was also there as promised. Dana brought the MD cheese and I bought the CA cheeses. We also had lots of pie to eat but they looked much prettier the night before.
I loved how Nancy and Hannah were focused on knitting hats for hospitalized children. I felt very crafty watching them.