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Superbowl 58, played on Sunday, February 11, 2024, turned out to be an epic and the longest lasting Superbowl game in history.  Well into the 2-minute warning in overtime, the Kansas City Chiefs scored a touchdown to win the game.  The rest is Superbowl history, much to my chagrin, as I'm a lifelong San Francisco 49'ers fan.

Football aside, I enjoyed some serious eating during the game...

Photo:  San Francisco 49'er fans had been looking forward to this game for the last couple weeks, and this post appeared on Facebook the night before the game.

Unfortunately, it didn't happen the way the 49'er fans had hoped for, but it was a great game, and I enjoyed great dining during the game.  The way I look at it, it's simply a football game and not a life-changing event...

Photo:  I started off by grilling red potatoes, which make for a great side dish and great dipping.  Each potato was cut into wedges, about the same size, which made things right for grilling.

Before grilling, I par boiled the potatoes and after they cooled, I sprinkled them with Pappy's "Blue Label" seasoning, which is my seasoning of choice.  

I was lazy today, as I didn't want to grill outside, so I used my electric George Foreman Grill, in the kitchen, which does a very credible job when it comes to grilling.  I highly recommend the "Foreman" for grilling, as it's easy, grills great, and clean-up is a breeze.  Caveat:  Don't expect a smoky taste, as it's all electric, which should make the "green team" happy.

Photo:  I'm a happy guy as I grill potato wedges on the "Foreman," in the kitchen.  I was simply too pre-occupied with the upcoming Superbowl game and too lazy to grill outside.

Photo:  Chicken strips, grilling on the indoor electric grill.  The marinated and sliced chicken strips were grilled for about 8 minutes before they were done.  Tender and juicy in every way!

The day before, I cut a portion of a chicken breast into strips, and rubbed each slice with Pappy's "Blue Label" seasoning.  For 24 hours, I marinated the strips in home made stir fry sauce, to give the chicken an "Asian slant" for taste, and to keep the chicken moist on the grill.  

Note the attractive grill marks you get using the "Foreman" which is sure to make you chicken both tasty and attractive.

Photo:  Stuffed jalapeno poppers, wrapped with bacon, along with bratwurst sausage are cooking on the grill.

Photo:  Bratwurst sausage, grilled to perfection, complete with grill marks.  For quick grilling - food that doesn't require smoke taste or long term grilling - you can't beat an electric grill... especially if you're in a lazy mood!

Photo:  Grilled bratwurst sausage and stuffed jalapeno poppers, wrapped in bacon.  Great Superbowl cuisine!

Photo:  Window Rock meets Rome, as today's "pizza" was actually more of a "Navajo Taco" than a pizza, as I used Greek flat bread rather than a pizza crust and barbecue sauce rather than pizza sauce.

Greek flat bread coated with barbecue sauce, then covered with jalapeno pepper, tomato, onion, shredded Mexican cheese and sliced bacon.  I broiled it in the toaster oven - located on the kitchen counter - at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, and it worked out perfectly.

Sort of a hybrid between Italian, Mexican and Navajo cuisine... I'll keep this in mind for future camping trips, as it's easy to make from ordinary things that you have on hand. Not to mention this creation would be super easy to bake in a Dutch oven over a camp fire.

Photo:  Bratwurst sausage, jalapeno poppers and chicken strips, grilled inside, on my George Foreman electric grill. I must admit the "foreman" does a very credible job when it comes to grilling, but for obvious reasons, there isn't any taste of smoke.

The chicken strips were cut from a chicken breast, and marinated in home made stir fry sauce for 24 hours, which added and exotic taste, and moisture to chicken, which tends to dry out when grilled.

Jalapeno poppers were simply jalapeno peppers stuffed with American cheese and wrapped in bacon.  Simple, easy and always a crowd-pleaser.

Bratwurst was Johnsonville brand bratwurst sausage grilled.  Simple, easy and delicious.

Photo:  Superbowl 58 dinner, made on the electric grill and in the toaster oven.  Grilled bratwurst sausage, chicken strips, potato wedges, jalapeno popper along with a "sort of" pizza baked in the counter top toaster oven.  Greek flatbread strips, with hummus and Texas "red eye" barbecue sauce for dipping.  Grilled diced jalapeno pepper and white onion top the potatoes for added flavor.

Everything was made by "me," from scratch, in the kitchen.  No... I didn't grow the potatoes, peppers or bake the flat bread, but I made it all from scratch.  You know what I mean...

It's also interesting to note that all of the photos were taken with my iPhone 12, which is a "first" for me, as I normally use a dedicated digital camera.  I must say my iPhone did a credible job in every way.

The football game was an absolute "nail biter" right down to the end, and turned out to be the longest Superbowl game in the 58-year history.  The football was exciting, and the food was good!  I'm looking forward to Superbowl 59 next year!


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