Butter Pecan Cookies + Super Bowl Recap

Hi there!

How was your weekend? Did you enjoy the Super Bowl? If you didn’t watch the game, what did you think of the commercials? Or the halftime show? What food did you make?

Here are my thoughts:

The game – I’m sad the Seahawks lost. I can’t believe they didn’t run the ball in for a touchdown instead of throwing it. And I can’t stand the Patriots, the coach, or Tom Brady but that’s how it goes sometimes. I am glad it was an interesting game unlike last year’s game that bombed in the first 5 minutes (sorry Denver).

The commercials – way too many car commercials. I love the Budweiser one with the puppy (of course) and hated the Nationwide one- way too sad!

The halftime show – loved the dancing sharks! I didn’t realize the one on the left was not doing the same as the one on the right but they were cool. It wasn’t the worst halftime show and it wasn’t the best, I definitely enjoyed Bruno Mars last year better. And for any Hunger Games fans check out this comparison of Katy Perry’s show to the Hunger Games – I had similar thoughts while watching it, for the entrance at least.

Also we kept with our tradition of Super Bowl Bingo! It was fun to write out the cards with what we thought would happen during the game: mention of Deflate Gate, Doritos commercial, QB sack and many more. Sadly Mike was the first to get a Bingo (I’m super competitive) but it was still a lot of fun.

Now for the best part- the food! Mike and I had butter pecan cookies, chicken wings (the recipe I recommended earlier), and potato skins. We made 12 of each, unintentionally, and when I realized we had 12 of each I was hoping it would bring Seattle good luck. When searching for a recipe for the potato skins I came across this cool post on Food Network’s  website with potato skins for each NFL team, it’s pretty interesting! The actual recipe we used was Michael Symon’s sans blue cheese (I’m not a fan but apparently as of recently Mike is).
Potato Skins (1024x683)

The cookies were a new recipe for us and I chose them after realizing I told Mike to buy more butter at the store when we already had 3 sticks at home, whoops! But what I enjoyed about the recipe is it only yields 12 cookies so we’re not left with 3 dozen cookies to eat! These cookies are great for those who love nuts in their cookies and don’t like overly sweet cookies. Give them a try and let me know what you think! [Martha Stewart Butter Pecan Cookies]
Butter Pecan Cookies (1024x683)

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