It’s Super Bowl Sunday. I could never figure out why they have this event on Sunday? People are eating and drinking, way too much, and I’m not sure how productive they’re at work on Monday. Why not have it on Saturday and let everyone sleep in and recover?

Photo courtesy of Party City.

Photo courtesy of Party City

When my kids were a little older, I started a tradition of dressing up the great room with Super Bowl paraphernalia.

I’d go to Party City and pick up a pair of helium balloons printed with each team’s logo. They were tethered to fancy ribbon, 10 foot in length. The balloons would be secured atop the 52″ rear projection TV and hover high in the air, going back and forth as if they had a mind of their own.

On the main dining room table, we’d have a colorful mix of  Super Bowl plates, napkins, and a big green plastic table cloth that looked like the ground of a football field.

I loved watching my kids and their friends cheering, booing, and yelling at the big screen Hitachi.

I normally wait until Sunday evening before launching my post of the week. I decided to send today’s post sooner in case you need another snack for your Super Bowl party.

This is my favorite Super Sunday recipe called, Chicken Wing Dip.

I’d encourage you to have your kids make it. They’ll have fun!

Give them the recipe and see how they work together as a team. See who emerges as the follower, leader, cheerleader, or simply raving fan.

Chicken Wing Dip

  •  1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle of your favorite hot sauce. (use whole bottle or just half, if desired) I’m a fan of Franks Red Hot.
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle of Marie’s Bleu Cheese salad dressing ( Don’t go low fat! Use the yummy stuff.)
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 3 cups or so of shredded cheddar cheese



1 – Pre-heat oven to 350.

2 – Take a large bowl, and combine shredded chicken, celery and cheese.

3 – In a saucepan over med-low heat, combine cream cheese and salad dressing and stir until nice and smooth.

4 – Add a 12 oz. bottle of Frank’s hot sauce (More or less to taste. You can always make it hotter though you can never remove the heat.)

5 – Combine heated mixture into bowl with chicken, celery, and cheese. Stir to mix well.

6 – Pour into a 13″ x 9″ baking pan. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or so until you see it bubbling. Don’t let it burn on top!

7 – Let the dish stand for 10 minutes.

8 – Surround the dish with your choice of celery, veggies, crackers, and/or taco chips.

This recipe is sooooo good either warm or cold. Fair warning. This dish won’t last. Your guests will inhale this appetizer pronto! Get your noms in early, otherwise, you’ll find yourself sliding your index finger along the inside of the dish to get the last licks.

Better yet, to be safe, double the recipe.

Enjoy the game!



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