Monday, January 9, 2012

Surprising Superbowl Spread Requests


It was Wild Card weekend, aka the first round of NFL playoffs and my boy started thinking about Superbowl Sunday - from the big plays to the touchdowns to which teams might make it there to the food.  Yes, the food.

Last year, we munched on some yummy GFCF goodness, including trying Pioneer Woman's Shrimpo de Gallo for the first time.  I think he liked having a spread of munchies that were all safe for him to eat.

So, grabbing a cookbook, he went to his room to make a list.

I was quite impressed that with each item he was interested in, he was noting which ingredients he could have, as is, and which ones we'd need to either check for gluten or substitute something to make it GFCF.  This was a fantastic first!

Now, here's the surprising part - check out what my elementary school aged boy asked if we could make:

Citrus Spiced Mixed Olives
Pork Satay
Grilled Trout in Grape Leaves
Wilted Escarole with Garlic & Potatoes

Seriously?  Did he just ask for escarole??  Grape leaves?  And trout?

I know my kids like great flavor and are willing to try new foods - actually, they usually beg for it.  But, even my husband and I did not expect a Superbowl food request like this one.

As of right now, I have no idea what we're planning on making, but Yowza - I think my boy just scored a Touchdown!

What will you be having come Superbowl Sunday?  And what teams do you think are going to make it there?



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9 comments:

  1. That's wonderful that your child has such varied tastes. My son always wanted the same things for Super Bowl. Chili Beans, Pigs in a Blanket, Corn Bread, Jalapeno Poppers and various chips with dip. At least it was easy to feed him!

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  2. How amazing that your son asked for such daring culinary treats! I wish I could get my boys to branch out from Standard Kid Fare.
    We'll be going to a Superbowl party...I'm not much of a cook so I'll probably bring guac, chips, Corona and a few limes :)
    As for which teams will make it...hoping for the Giants since huz made a big wager on them in Vegas!

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  3. And people complain that kids don't like vegetables! This is further proof to me that kids "crave" the type of food they grow up on (i.e. fast versus healthy). You're such a good Mom!!

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  4. Wow, your boy is quite an adventurous eater! You must be proud. :)

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  5. It's such a plus to have a kid who likes to taste different foods isn't it?

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  6. Wow. Lucky you that your kids are so willing to try new foods. We struggle with that over here. Big time!

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  7. Holy Cow. I think you have a future contestant on one of my favorite shows -- Chopped. You've got to post a report on his efforts. And the Falcons are out..but as Gator fans, we never have a hard time pulling for Tebow.

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  8. What am I having on Super Bowl Sunday? Whatever you're having. Yum! See you bout an hour before kick-off?

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