Happy Super Bowl Weekend! Yes, “happy” and “Super Bowl” definitely go in the same sentence.
Like I said yesterday, I’m going to talk about things other than recipes when I post them. But if you’re here for the recipe, scroll down to the bottom.
Have you heard of the new O.J. Simpson mini-series? It’s called “The People Vs. O.J. Simpson” on FX. I have an odd fascination with the trial and it *might* be because the Kardashians are connected to it. Actually, Selma Blair plays Kris Jenner and there was even a scene in the first episode with her saying “Khloe, be quiet!”
My parents and I watched the premiere together on Wednesday (it airs on Tuesday but we taped it). I wasn’t born yet when it happened but my parents said the car chase was a “where were you when” type of moment. They were living in Oklahoma (random) watching a New York Knicks basketball game and the game was interrupted.
It got me thinking about other “where were you when” moments. Obviously there are many, often horrific, world events that still give me goosebumps to think about, but the moments I remember most vividly (other than 9/11) are all related to sports. Besides when Kanye interrupted Taylor Swift…that I will never forget for some reason. Very regularly I quiz my dad and ask “do you remember where we were when _____ happened?” He’ll roll his eyes and say no before I finish asking the question.
Which brings me back to the Super Bowl. I remember every game since like 2003 (when I started paying attention to life) but every few years there’s one that sticks out for some reason, related to the play on the field or not.. Whether it’s Janet Jackson’s nip-slip, Beyoncé causing a power outage or last year’s crazy/dumb interception in the end zone, this game brings out the big guns. Watch for the commercials if you want, but stick around for the play-by-play.
If you need a game-break, make your family and friends jealous (and kind of confused) by drinking this beet and coconut smoothie instead of wings. Go ahead, be the smoothie in a world full of beer.
- 1/2 package of Love Beets
- 1 cup of coconut water
- 1 tbsp of coconut butter (I used Artisana)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 3-5 frozen strawberries
- Ice (if needed)
- Pour coconut water in blender first, then add frozen fruit. Blend.
- Add beets and coconut butter. Blend.
- Serve and enjoy.
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