Mariel here. Until two years ago, I could not have cared less about football…snooore. That all changed, however, when a close friend from college kick-started a girls-only fantasy football league. Fueled by a dual-pronged thirst for victory and the $500 prize, I got into it, really into it. To be fair though, I’m sort of a scarily gung-ho competitor, so she could have enrolled me in Fantasy Donkey Riding and I probably would’ve been just as engrossed.
While last year was my first foray into the great wide world of fantasy football, this year, I came to understand and appreciate the sport itself. In fact, I even have a favorite team thanks to the ninja-like finesse of Drew Brees and his squad of super Saints – sorry Giants, but you stunk. Anyway, I’m looking forward to this Sunday’s festivities and even though my regular fantasy season has long since ended, sigh, I’ll be glued to the couch, double-fisting chicken wings and scaring my dogs. Happy Superbowl Sunday.
Tapas-Style Chicken Wings
Classic Buffalo Wings
Sweet & Spicy Wings
Slow-Roasted BBQ Spare Ribs
Tex-Mex Puff Pastry Pockets
Pulled Chicken Sandwiches with Homemade BBQ Sauce
Pulled Chicken and Butternut Squash Empanadas
Grown-up Sloppy Joes with Ground Turkey and Avocado
And for my mom’s expert tips for crispy chicken wings, click here.