Sunday provided some more wild football. The Baltimore Ravens and Houston Texans game went just as expected. Baltimore’s defense played well forcing many turnovers and the offense played just good enough to help them win the game.
It will be interesting to see if the Baltimore defense can slow down Tom Brady and the New England offense next week because if it is a shootout there is no way Joe Flacco and the rest of the Raven offense can keep up.
The second game created a huge amount of joy in my house. My son loves the Giants and was rooting for Eli Manning to have a big game and he did. Eli was great and the Giant defense forced more turnovers than I think anyone expected the Packers to give up. The Giants have to face off against the 49ers next week to see which team will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl.
The appetizer for today is a baked nacho dip that is served warm and has been part of my family for years. I have made it so many times and it is a staple for any game day party!
I first found this dip about 15 years ago. It was in the Toronto Star newspaper, I believe, and was leading up to the CFL’s (Canadian Football League) championship game, the Grey Cup. The Toronto Argonauts were heading to the Grey Cup and one of their star players, Michael “Pinball” Clemons, shared his favorite nacho dip.
This was the dip he shared. It is easy to make and tastes great!
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Baked Nacho Cheese Dip
- 1 package cream cheese
- 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
- 1 jar salsa (around 500g or 17oz in size)
- 1 green pepper , chopped
- nacho chips
- Mix the first four ingredients together in a baking dish. Bake at 325F for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve warm with nacho chips.