Sunday, February 6, 2011

Super Bowl Sunday: Steelers vs Packers

Nicholas, Lori & Lauren (Oct 2010)
Today is February 6, 2011 and unless you live under a rock, you know that today is Super Bowl Sunday. Most of the country is planning to watch Super Bowl XLV (45), The Pittsburgh Steelers VS The Green Bay Packers.

I, on the other hand like some people will not be glued to the TV set watching the game. I do not like football, and do not even understand what is going on even though I am rooting for the Steelers. So as you read on, this will explain why I am rooting for the Steelers to win the Super Bowl.

My family mostly the men, are true die hard fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. My Dad, and my brother are sports fans too, but it all seemed to start with my late brother Christopher. Chris was a fanatic with sports of all kinds, but he was a true fan of the Steelers. So much so that when he had his son Nicholas ( now 21) he taught him all the aspects of the game including Football Fantasy. He had many of the Steelers memorabilia including tee shirts with his favorite players numbers on them, mugs, crying towel, hats, etc. You get the picture. As the years went on, Nick’s mom Lori and his sister Lauren ( 16 ) became true fans as well. Last year all three of them went on a weekend to see a game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in October 2010. The real stadium, that was one of the highlights of Nick and Lauren’s year. They had so much fun and enjoyed not only the game but met some really nice people at the tailgate parties before the big game. They were in full Steeler regalia, hats, shirts and even put eye black under their eyes. The Steelers won the game that day and you could imagine how special that was for them not only to be there in person but to witness the Steelers win. Nick, is one of the biggest Steeler fans I know and the tradition continues. If Chris, was with us today I know he would be very proud of not only his son Nick, but also his daughter and wife, who is always rooting for his favorite team. So for that reason and that reason only, I hope that the Pittsburgh Steelers win. Go Steelers !!!!!          

Here is a great recipe for an appetizer for a Super Bowl Party:
Have Fun & Enjoy…
Clam Dip

2 cans of Minced Clams
1 Stack of Ritz Crackers (crushed in blender)
1 stick of melted butter
2 Tablespoons minced onion
1 Tablespoon oregano
1 Tablespoon of parsley (dry or fresh)
1/2 Teaspoon of Garlic powder
1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice
Directions:Mix all together and put in a baking dish. Top with Pecorino Romano grated cheese. ( Or whatever you like )
Bake at 350 ° for about 30 - 45 minutes or until browned on top.
Serve ( hot or warm ) on crackers or small pieces of toasted Italian bread.

My Brother Chris

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