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Monday, February 6, 2012

Game On! #CBias #pepsivscoke

Recently, our community had spring sports sign up night.   When asking my eight year old son what he was wanting to play this spring his said football.   Unfortunately, for him our town doesn't offer football for kids.   For a Canadian boy, he is a big football fan.  So, you can just imagine his excitement over the game on the weekend.

Saturday, we got out to Zehrs (Loblaws) to pick up the ingredients for our Game Day Chili,  some munchies and diet pepsi.  You can see my Google + Story here with pictures and details of our shopping trip.  It was fun shopping with my sister and her family, as well as my kids!  The store was all decked out for the game, check out the awesome display of #teampepsi right inside the doors.

On the menu besides chili, was nachos and salsa, and for dessert Matthew and I made a football shaped cake.  I admit, not exactly the healthiest meal I've ever put together, but, the game only happens once per year.

We put together the chili and let it simmer in the crock pot all day, until game time.

We start by browning our beef
Our canned ingredients
While the beef is browning, I added all the canned ingredients to the crock pot
The chili powder has been added, and gets mixed in
Meat is added - now it simmers for several hours
Two hours before serving, add half a bag of frozen kernel corn
Voila!  Chili is ready and it's game time

We are a diet pepsi family through and through so I was really happy to see that 12 packs of pepsi were on sale this week, along with Orville Redenbacher popcorn - perfect for munching on throughout the game!

I loved the half time show with Madonna.  People are criticizing her for lip-syncing, but from what I've heard,  performers have to lip sync at the big game.  I had a great time watching with my family, and seeing Matthew's reactions throughout the game.  Even more fun was participating in a #pepsivscoke twitter party during the second quarter.

What did you think of the game?  Do you watch for the football, for the commercials, or the half time show?  I was a little booed out that my team didn't win, but as a whole I thought the game was full of action and good plays.

Game Day Sunday turned out to be a great day for my family!

This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias Opinions expressed are mine.


Just Us Girls said...

Oh we're a Pepsi fan over here too, woot! That chili looks absolutely delish!

The game was pretty darn good. We are a Colts family. Since they only won one game this year we were going for the other Manning Brother and was super happy the Giants won. Although I usually pay attention to only the commercials, I did watch the game more this year then last. DH was pretty happy about that.

Ourfamilyworld said...

I always cook Chili in my crock pot too. This chili looks amazing.

I loved Madonna's show too. It was a great show and she is a great performer.


Mom vs. the boys said...

I'm not a big fan of pepsi or coke- or football for that matter, but I did like Madonna! lol

Kelly said...

I switch back between Coke & Pepsi so I'd have to say I'm a fan of both! I didn't watch the game but I did see some of Tge commercials on You Tube. Looks line you guts had a great night!!

Multi-Testing Mommy said...

My hubby is Pepsi all the way and I am Coke all the way ;)

Mmmm....that chili looks so good!

Sober Julie said...

We have both Coke and Pepsi lovers in this house so it's always a battle. The chilli looks YUM

Tarasview said...

love the pictures :)

Your chili looks extra yummy!

NPC said...

OOOOH. Though I'm in the weaning process, I'll always be a Diet Pepsi gal.

My drug of choice.

That looks yummy and it looks like your little man enjoyed Superbowl. Thanks for sharing. :)

Deborah Coombs said...

ooh! Three kinds of beans in your chili? I like that idea. I always only think to add kidney beans.

And the Pepsi display is cool. Your Zehr's is way more creative than my Metro :)

Deanna T. said...

Corn in your chilly? Never seen that before and it sounds tasty!

Positively Pampered Patty said...

When we do drink pop it is pepsi. I also put corn in my chili!