In my last post, I mentioned that I had no idea what I was going to make for the Super Bowl party I would be attending.Â After putting a little bit of thought into it, I decided that since I had decided I would be cheering on the Packers, I should definitely bring something cheese based.Â Okay, well that was a start.Â Then I also remembered that I had this awesome Soy Chorizo Sausage from Trader Joeâ€™s sitting in the refrigerator.Â Perfect, I had just the plan!
I did a little bit of searching online and found this great recipe for a Chorizo Sausage Cheese Dip that was exactly what I was looking for.Â It was pretty simple to make and it was a huge hit at the party!Â The only real changes that I made were subbing the soy chorizo for the regular chorizo and I also left out the chipotle chilies. I forgot them!.Â It was still really good without them.Â I definitely recommend this one!
Iâ€™d also like to point out that, originally, nobody believed me when I told them the chorizo was actually soy.Â I try, as a rule, to avoid the fake meats, but some of them are really pretty good and theyâ€™re definitely nice to have around when youâ€™re trying to limit your meat consumption and youâ€™re running low on dinner ideas.
A few other pictures from the evening:
Dadâ€™s Crab & Corn Chowder
My momâ€™s made the blog on numerous occasions, but I think Dadâ€™s only been in maybe once beforeâ€¦Â it was his turn.Â The Super Bowlâ€™s kind of a manly event and whoâ€™s manlier than my dad?Â Look, he even sits in a leather armchair!
Dan and Angie!
The Birthday Cakes
How could I forget the cakes?Â This wasnâ€™t just a Super Bowl party; it was also a joint birthday celebration for me and my little bro.Â My cake, on the right, was my usual Cherry Chip and my brothers was a chocolate peanut butter cake â€“ his usual.
Overall, it was a really fun night (despite my lingering head cold), with lots of great food and good times spent with the family.Â A wonderful way to kick off my month of birthday celebrations!