Super Bowl Fun and Mishaps

Did you watch the Super Bowl?

We are not big football fans but we will usually watch our team play (Carolina Panthers) or whoever makes it to the Super Bowl. No party at my house, but I love how friends gather together with fancy foods and watch the game. It was cold and rainy so we just stayed in the comfort of our own home, alone.
We ordered some chinese food about an hour before the game. Then we got cozy in our den chairs and me with my crochet. We were ready for the game to start. 

I didn't want to miss the salutes and National Anthem.
At the start of any game or raceing, I love to hear the National Anthem sung. This is my favorite part. I also want to hear it sung correctly, so I will usually listen to the singer and judge him or her on how good or bad they sing it. Either way though, I love to hear it and it always gives me goose bumps and teary eyes. 
Pop singer “Pink” stood up to sing the anthem before the Super Bowl this year. I was a little spectacle. Even though she is a good singer, I just knew she would mess it up. To my surprise, she sang it almost perfect!! She also sang it while fighting the flu. I gave her two thumbs up. Good job. I am also proud to say that I did not see anyone on the field or in the stands take a knee during the salutes and anthem. I even saw some heads bowed in prayer. This made them all winners in my book.

Before the game, I also noticed some tears in some of the players eyes. I wondered if it was because of some sad news they may have heard about before kick off.
NFL Player Edwin Jackson of the Indianapolis Colts and his friend were killed by a drunk driver Sunday morning. He was only 26. And Im just gonna put this out there. "The drunk driver was an illegal immigrant".

The halftime show with Justin Timberlake was pretty good too. I like his singing ok but I like his acting better. I Also always like Prince and enjoyed the tribute Justin gave him.

Then my favorite part of the Super bowl, the commercials. The commercials used to be a lot better than they are now. Most of the commercials during this years superbowl were aimed toward the umcoming olympics or movie previews but there were a couple pretty good ones. 
Some of the commercials were just dumb and made no since to me. A couple of times I would look over at Nick and say “Did they really just pay millions of dollars to have that aired?”

There were two commercials that stuck in my head as I thought they were pretty good.

1. The Eli Manning and Odell Becham's “Dirty Dancing Commercial”.

2. The Toyota's "One Team" Commercial.

What were some of your favorite commercals, shows or plays during the Super Bowl? 

Two Ingredient Bagels

It’s a beautiful and cold Saturday morning. I was able to sleep in a little as I actually had a peaceful night of sleep. I woke up refreshed and ready to start the day. I trotted into the kitchen and poured myself a cup of coffee, stepped on the scales and opened my ipad. This is pretty much how I start every day. 

While pondering on what to make for breakfast, I decided to try a recipe I had saved to my recipe board on Pinterest. 
“Two Ingredient Bagels”. 
I gathered the two things I needed. Self rising flour and Greek yogurt. I turned the oven to preheat then began mixing.

Once I had a dough made I was tempted to make biscuits but I had to talk myself out of it. I continued lightly kneeding the dough. I split the dough in half to create two dough balls. Flattening them out and making a hole in the center, I was spectacle if this was even going to work. I had my doubts.
I had a feeling this would be another Pinterest fail. 

My dough was formed and ready to pop into the oven. While the bagels cooked, I made a small spinach omlet to eat with my first cup of coffee. Eggs are my favortie protein to eat in the mornings and if the bagels did not work out, at least I would be satified. Except for wanting a biscuit. 

Twenty minutes later, I pulled two ugly bagels from the oven. 

I cut one in half and it seemed a little sticky in the middle so I popped them back into the oven for another five minutes. Afterwards, I cut the other bagel open and it still seemed raw and sticky in the middle. I just threw them down on the pan and gave up. I poured another cup of coffee and whined to Nick about my bagels. I was disappointed. 

So I went back to the bagels a few minutes later. The sticky centers seemed to have fixed themselves and looked like bread is suppose to look. It was no longer raw looking. Come to find out, I had cut them too quickly and the moisture from the steam made them doughy. 

After a spread of cream cheese, these little doughnuts bagels were delicious! I will make these again as they were so easy peasy a kid could make them. You can also use the same method to make pretzels or pizza crust. How about that? 

2 Ingredient Bagels
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (Fage brand is recommended for the right consistancy).
  • 1/2 cup self rising flour
Mix with a fork until a dough starts to form. With floured hands, lightly kneed the dough and form two balls (four if you want smaller bagels).
Place the dough on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper. (Add egg wash and toppings such as sesame seeds or poppy seeds is optional). 
Bake 375 for 20-25 minutes. After they are baked, place on top rack and broil for two minute to make a browned crust on the top. 

NOTE: allow to cool some before slicing.