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Friday, February 1, 2013

Superbowl Appetizer Ideas and Happy Birthday to Me

Yup. Today is my birthday. The big 4-5! 

It's the day where I go up another rung on the life cycle grouping. You know the one where they segment you into a specific age category when taking surveys. 30-34, 35-39, 40-44 and then comes 45-49 or the "PUSHING 50" category as I so lovingly refer to it. I can honestly say that being 45 doesn't bother me one bit. I love everything about my age and I wouldn't want to relive any part of my life...the good, the bad and the ugly. It's made me into the person I am today.
Do I wish I was thinner? Yes! 
Do I wish that I didn't have to color my hair every 4 weeks to "wash that gray right outta my hair"? Absolutely yes! 

But I'm happy, healthy (for the most part), and have wonderful family and friends that I love and love me back. Who could ask for anything more?

I don't like to cook on my birthday and being it's also Friday night (another night I don't like to generally cook), it's up to hubby and the girls to cook for me...or take me out, whatever they decide is fine, I'm not picky (about that anyway!). We generally spend our birthday's with just the four of us so I'm looking forward to some fun family time whatever it is we decide to do. 

And now on to today's post...

This past week, I gave you some new ideas for party food like the Low Fat Mac and Cheese Poppers, Copycat Hooter's Buffalo Wings, Reduced Fat Homemade Ranch Dressing and yesterday's Meatball Stromboli to serve at this weekend's Superbowl featuring the San Francisco 49's vs. the Baltimore Ravens. 

The game will air this Sunday, February 3, 2013 on CBS and kick off time starts at 6:30pm est/3:30pm pst. The national anthem will be sung by Alicia Keys and the halftime show will be performed by Beyonce....and don't forget all of those commercials! I really like to watch football, but I don't get much time to do so during the season so I don't know much about either team, other than the fact that Joe Montana played for the 49's....many years ago. :) 

So in today's post, I will give you some links to some other fun party foods you may enjoy to add your offerings. I apologize ahead of time for some of the pictures as some of these were taken before I figured out how to use a camera properly...heehee. Have a great weekend everyone! 

(You can substitute any BBQ Sauce you like) 

(Slice these in strips to make as an appetizer!)

If these still aren't what you had in mind, check out the post I did last year called 
The Top 10 Must Have Foods for the Superbowl

What is YOUR favorite part about the Superbowl?
Comment Below!

A. The Game
B. The Food
C. The Commercials
D. All of the Above


  1. Happy Birthday Carrie! Hope you have a wonderful day. 40's are such interesting times. Your poppers look amazing and so happy that I can have them.

  2. The commercials the commercials the commercials and lastly the food!

    Happy Birthday! I wish for you salted caramel hot fudge sauce drizzled over a scoop of Graeter's Caramel ice cream atop a DLM Salted Caramel Killer Brownie.

  3. Wishing you a very happy birthday! Great super bowl foods. I'm making a big pot of chili to bring to my ladies gathering! Enjoy


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