Tonight, at approximately 6:29 pm, nearly 100 million viewers will tune in to watch one of America’s most highly anticipated sporting events- Super Bowl XLV. If you’re anything like me, you’re having a tough time deciding who to root for-no southern teams and our beloved Dallas looks more like a home game for both the Steelers and the Pack. Either way, you can always count on great commercials and great snacks. In honor of this SUPER day, I want to share some fun facts about Super Bowl and a few great recipes to whip up for your friends.
* The first Super Bowl game to be numbered was Super Bowl III- the first two games were called, “The AFL-NFL World Championship Game.”
*There are only three teams yet to play in a Super Bowl. (Browns, Jaguars and Lions)
*Super Bowl marks the second largest food consumption day in the U.S. (Thanksgiving wins)
*Miami and New Orleans have been the host of more Super Bowls than any other city-both have hosted nine.
*About 12 million pounds of Avocado are sold in preparation for Superbowl.
*Fans in attendance at the Super Bowl will eat an estimated 5,000 lbs of hotdogs.
*There are 58 30-second Super Bowl commercial spots-each costing around $2.7 million dollars a piece.
*The most chicken wings will be consumed in the states of Utah and Louisiana- the most potato chips will be consumed in the states of New Mexico and Virgina.
*While most Super Bowl seats are kept warm by corporate sponsors, the first Super Bowl game was attended mostly by fans who were able to purchase tickets at $6.00 a seat.
Until next time, may your Super Bowl be filled with bourbon, magnolias and lots of tasty snacks!
Chili-Roasted Black Eyed Peas:
- 2 (15.8-oz.) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 5 ripe avocados
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1/2 medium jalapeño pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1 garlic clove, pressed
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Tortilla chips