17 September 2012

Gameday Cooking

There were NO good games in the 11:00 time slot this past weekend, which usually is a big downer for me, but actually worked out well since it was also Beaverdale's Fall Fest and we were able to catch part of the parade (at least enough to see the Isiserettes and pick up a couple Obama signs).
There were some good results in the afternoon and evening though!  Iowa's running game looked solid, especially in the first half (using three different running backs).  And they got some of their butterfinger problems cleaned up it seems.  So even though it was against a FCS team, it was very nice to get a solid win over UNI.  They made Wisconsin sweat til the very end too, so that is a positive.
For cooking, it needed to be a simple soup this week and cream of tomato sounded just right.  It was a basic recipe, simmered onions & garlic, tomatoes & bay leaf.  Topping it with cilantro was a great idea though, the flavors complimented each other nicely.  A nice change from tomato & basil.
For the Irish game in the evening we got some thin bistec from La Tapatia and grilled it quick for some tacos carne asada, with avocado & queso fresco.  And how great did that Irish defense look?  Impressive.  Holding Michigan State (#10) to three points was great.  And Manti Te'o, the best linebacker around and my favorite Irish player, had a week of loss, as his grandmother passed away due to age and his girlfriend succame to leukemia with days of each other.  Some emotional stuff on the sidelines after the game.
I love his quote, "At the end of the day, family is forever."

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