February 4, 2011
The Superbowl could provide great entertainment for some this weekend and an escape for others, and then there are those who could careless. For many this event is top of mind this weekend, so let's see how you can best relate this to her. If she needs to understand the game of football log on to www.football101women.com. She can and should check out the players at the official team websites; www.packers.com or www.steelers.com.
The commercials compete for being the most watched part of the Superbowl and one of them is bound to be a hot topic come Monday. Beer, babies, ladies, retirement funds, fast food and cars are the consistent themes in between the tossing of the pigskin.
For my friend Tracey the Superbowl is a family affair, no matter who is playing her family loves football so much they make it into a holiday type of celebration, complete with a football piñata. My sister, the diehard purple and gold face painting Minnesota Vikings fan is boycotting the game and taking the day for herself while her husband and son bond in front of the flat screen. The Mall of America will house many football widows on this day.
For me the Superbowl is all about the food I can make, preferably as we watch my team win, but alas not the Giants, the Jets nor the 49'ers (yes I'm loyal) could give me that this year. That's okay, it gives me more time to think about dips, steak sandwiches and sausage bread and my famous white chicken chili. Chili in and of itself will star at many homes this Sunday so another helpful website would be allrecipes.com
She buzz words
- Bean dip
She could be working at
- A warehouse store
- A gardening store
- A Chinese food restaurant
- Rental car agency
She could be a..
- Trader Joe's product sampler
- Life insurance agent
- College Professor
She Superbowl Recipe (Maybe)
Susan Russo writes a food blog along with numerous cookbooks. Here's a recipe that could go over big (or bomb) from "Recipes Every Man Should Know." Or a woman should know for her man.
- 1 box of brownie mix
- Ready made whipped cream
- 6 or more bacon strips
- Caramel sauce
- Bake according to box directions. Dollop a large amount of caramel sauce on top, whipped cream and bacon sprinkles.
She Phone starters
- What is something she would never throw away?
- What's her favorite frozen food?
- Camping is.......??
- What's the last thing she borrowed ?
- What's her strangest habit?
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Coffee, in general, is a great option when for a low calorie drink. It has about 2 calories and the caffeine aids in revving up our calorie-burning metabolisms. However, when steamed milk, extra whip and chocolate syrup are added into the mix, it's not exactly a healthy option any more. Some drink choices can add up to over 500 calories, or the equivalent to a cheeseburger and fries.
For those of us who aren't too familiar with the difference between a caramel mocha latte and a cappuccino, here's some background information on some of the most popular drinks:
- Espresso: hot water mixed with slow-roasted, finely ground coffee beans
- Cappuccino: Espresso with some milk and a lot of milk foam, usually with cinnamon or cocoa powder sprinkled on top
- Latte: Espresso with added milkMocha: Latte with chocolate and (usually) whipped cream
- Americano: Espresso shot with hot water
- Macchiato: Espresso shot with a small amount of frothed milk
Where we have to watch is the added sugar and milk or cream we use. Every teaspoon of sugar adds 15 calories. An average shot of whipping cream adds over 50 calories and an extra 5 grams of fat to a cup of coffee.
Some common calorie counts for coffee-based drinks:Coffee, black - 2 caloriesCappuccino - 12 oz -80-120 calories depending on milk choiceLatte - 12 oz - 120-200 caloriesMocha - 12 oz - 170-358 calories Some common calorie counts for coffee-extras (per tablespoon):
- Cream - 50
- Half-and-half - 20
- Whole milk - 9
- Fat-free milk - 5 Sugar - 50
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