Game day is almost here! Which team are you routing for?
I’m undecided. Remember that I’m a New Englander, turned Seattleite, turned backed to a New Englander. So it’s a win-win situation for me. Also, I only really care about the food and drink. Just being honest.
But while I may not have strong opinions about the game itself, I am opinionated on what we should be drinking on Super Bowl Sunday. And that’s beer. Because the Super Bowl isn’t really the time or place for some complicated cocktails.
So that’s why I created this Wheat Ale and Orange Sangria. Just dump everything in a pitcher and you’re good to go. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
This beer sangria has some great fruity and herby undertones, so I think that even the non-beer drinkers (blasphemy!) will be asking for seconds. But it still tastes like beer. Which is a very good thing, in my humble opinion.
To give the ingredients time to mingle while still preserving some of the carbonation in the beer, I start by adding only half of the beer and chilling everything for 30-60 minutes. Then I gently stir in the remaining beer just before serving.
Got snow? No? Well I have some that you can have. Come and get it.
Seriously. Please. I’ve got snow drifts measuring up to 7 feet.
I actually needed a shovel to shovel out my shovel. Does that make sense? I don’t know. The whole thing was pretty epic. Living on a island during a blizzard is certainly a test of ones nerves.
But the power stayed on and I passed the days with neighbors, friends, food and cocktails. So I can’t complain too much.
Before the blizzard hit, I made up these Individual Meyer Lemon, Mushroom and Arugula Pizzas. I knew they would be the perfect food to have on hand during the storm.
Also, I’ve been told that there is some kind of big eating and drinking day coming up soon in which people also watch football on television? Yeah. These pizzas would be perfect for that too.
Recipe for the dough from Ina Garten