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.