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. 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. Okay, well that was a start. Then I also remembered that I had this awesome Soy Chorizo Sausage from Trader Joe’s sitting in the refrigerator. 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. It was pretty simple to make and it was a huge hit at the party! 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!. It was still really good without them. I definitely recommend this one!
I’d also like to point out that, originally, nobody believed me when I told them the chorizo was actually soy. I try, as a rule, to avoid the fake meats, but some of them are really pretty good and they’re definitely nice to have around when you’re trying to limit your meat consumption and you’re running low on dinner ideas.
A few other pictures from the evening:
Dad’s Crab & Corn Chowder
My mom’s made the blog on numerous occasions, but I think Dad’s only been in maybe once before… it was his turn. The Super Bowl’s kind of a manly event and who’s manlier than my dad? Look, he even sits in a leather armchair!
Dan and Angie!
The Birthday Cakes
How could I forget the cakes? This wasn’t just a Super Bowl party; it was also a joint birthday celebration for me and my little bro. My cake, on the right, was my usual Cherry Chip and my brothers was a chocolate peanut butter cake – 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. A wonderful way to kick off my month of birthday celebrations!