I didn't really care who won the Super Bowl tonight. I always root for the underdog. So in the first quarter, when the Patriots were down, I wanted them to get ahead. And in the end, when the Giants scored that final touchdown, I was happy for them too. Whatevs. I don't watch the game for the game. And I don't really even watch for the commercials.
I watch the Super Bowl every year for one reason: vegan hot wings, beer, and chips. Okay, that's three reasons. Oh, and this year, there was a fourth reason: Madonna. Madge still has it! That halftime show was fabu.
This year, I made a batch of my Spicy Seitan Wangs:
The recipe is included in my cookbook, which will be out soon! Late spring or early summer! I worked all weekend to get my manuscript up to speed with the Book Publishing Company's current author guidelines, and I just sent off the edited version tonight. Progress is being made!
On the side, I made another appetizer from my cookbook — "No Tell" Rotel:
This creamy cheese dip is similar to the crock pot ro-tel dip so popular at Southern church potlucks and family reunions, so that explains the name. It was delicious with Garden of Eatin' multi-grain blue tortilla chips. And of course, there was plenty of celery and carrots with Organicsville vegan ranch for dippin'.
By the way, these images are the first ones shot using my new Square Perfect light box! My parents bought me a light box for Valentine's Day, but they came over today to deliver the gift early. I've always had to shoot food photos outside in the sunlight. And in the winter, that meant saving dinner leftovers to shoot in the daylight the next day. But now I can shoot my meals any time of day!