But for now, it is the end of the football (American football for my overseas readers) season, and time for the Super Bowl. I must admit that I was rooting for the San Francisco 49ers to make it to the big game, again. But, those darn Seahawks got in the way. How many people really care who's in the Super Bowl? Those of us at home, that don't have a team in the game, are probably there for the commercials, or friends and food.
That's were this weeks article comes in.
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1. Chili - spicy, greasy, meaty, starchy - got to go with a nice Lager Beer, Fruity Zinfandel, or even a Beaujolais (Gamay grape variety)
2. Pizza - a mixture of flavors, spice, cheese, sauce - Beer, Chianti, Barbera, or Zinfandel
3. Meatballs or cocktail wieners, in sauce - could be BBQ, or tomato sauce - Beer, Zinfandel, Chianti (Sangiovese grape variety)
4. Salsa - spicy, acidic, vegetables - Lager Beer, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Zinfandel, Margaritas
5. Ribs - meaty, grilled, sauce or dry rub - Beer, Zinfandel, Riesling (with pork ribs) Rose
6. Buffalo Wings - spicy, greasy - Beer, Rose, Sparkling Wine, Zinfandel
7. Spinach Dip - vegetal, creamy - Sauvignon Blanc, Beaujolias
8. Guacamole - creamy, mouth coating - Beer. Sparkling wine, Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand, or Chile)
9. Quesadillas - starchy, cheesy, spicy - Beer, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sparkling Wine
10. Artichoke Dip - vegetal, creamy - Sparkling wine, Rose (go with a dry style as artichokes make wine taste sweeter).
11. Nachos - starchy. cheesy - Beer, Margaritas, Sparkling wine, Zinfandel
12. Hot Dogs, or Pigs in a Blanket - Beer, Rose, Zinfandel, Riesling
13. Deviled Eggs - creamy mouth coating - Sparkling wine or Sauvignon blanc
14. Hoagie/Submarine sandwich - Beer, Soda, Zinfandel, Beajolais
15. 7-Layer Dip - mouth coating, mix of ingredients - Beer, Margarita, Malbec Riesling, Zinfandel
16. Baked Beans - Beer, Shiraz, Zinfandel
17. Hamburgers - Beer, Beaujolais, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel
18. Doritos - can be plain or spicy - Sparkling wine, Zinfandel, Beer
19. Popcorn - buttery, salty - Sparkling wine
20. Chex Mix - salty - Beer, Sparkling wine.
Time for the Super Bowl....who are you picking?