Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX

So many great things about this years Super Bowl! 

Not only did the game hold my attention, the Half Time Show was impeccable... Katy Perry riding a giant robot tiger...Missy Elliot... The costumes! All of it was great, even the brief few moments that Lenny Kravitz was there.
Commercials were... so-so, kind of a hit or miss if you ask me. Oddvertising, emotional reckage, some of those ads were just a bit too much for me, but I'll be showing some of my favorites below.

Of course my favorite part of the Superbowl, as always, is the opportunity for appetizers. Every year I try and outdo myself for creative appetizers. This year I decided to remake an appetizer that I had tried about ten years ago. Baked Ravioli! Super simple and incredibly delicious, just glad I was able to snap a picture before it was gone!


• 1 bag Frozen Mini Ravioli (or normal sized, or tortellini)
• 1 cup Tomato Sauce
• 1/4 cup Pesto Sauce
• 1 cup Olive Oil
• Seasonings of Choice (garlic powder, pepper, salt, parsley and cilantro are what I used)
• 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
• 1/4 cup whole milk or cream


Begin by pre-heating the oven to 300 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, mix together oil and seasonings and ravioli. Lightly grease a cookie sheet and pour mixture directly on. Stick in pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes, possibly shorter depending on amount. Check and stir every 5 minutes or so. While cooking, begin adding sauce ingredients together in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Add milk and cheese last. Ravioli and sauce should be done around the same time. Pour sauce into bowl and display ravioli on a plate and serve to the wild beasts. Just make sure to get a few in before they are ravaged by your guests who will act as if they haven't eaten in a week. Happy appetizing! 

Now for the commercials! 

#3 Come Back to the Sea - Carnival Cruise

Those emotional strings were pulled...

#2 Budwiser's Lost Puppy

What can I say, I love puppies, horses, farms, and Budwiser... it got to me.

Drumroll please...

#1 First Draft Ever - Avocados From Mexico

Yes, my favorite ad was the quirky First Draft Ever! I loved everything about this ad; it was funny, cute, and damn do I love avocado's! 

That's all folks, until next year... Happy end of football season ;)