As for the Patriots...not a huge fan of the team itself, but I definitely have some respect. The Steelers mostly can't beat them (especially with the "clock error" in 2005 that gave the Pats and extra 50-something seconds to score and win). But considering the match up, I'll be rooting for you, Dead Eyes (that's Tom Brady)....
Need a Superbowl snack? I made an awesome Chex Mix last weekend - and I converted it to a gluten-free recipe. The original recipe for Kentucky Bourbon Bacon Chex Mix can be found here, but my gluten-free option is better, because you can use any add-ins that you already have in your pantry and it has chocolate).
Gluten-Free Kentucky Bourbon Bacon Chex Mix
- 3 cups of Rice Chex (I just poured from the box)
- 1 cup Cinnamon Chex (optional)
- 1 cup pecan halves
- 1/4 cup pepitas or other nut
- 1 cup GF sesame sticks or GF pretzels
- 1/2 cup GF crackers, broken (it was the bottom of the bag) or other salty GF snack
- 6-8 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
- 1/2 cup or so of M&M's
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/4 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
- salt, pepper, and favorite seasoning blend, to taste (original recipe calls for chex mix, so this makes up for the seasoning in that)
- Heat oven to 300°F. Line to 15x10x1 inch pans with foil; spray with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together snack mix, pecans, bacon, and M&M's.
- In a saucepan, heat brown sugar, butter, and corn syrup over medium heat, stirring occasionally until bubbly. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, and remove from heat. Cool 2 minutes. Carefully stir in bourbon, chipotle chili powder, salt, pepper, and seasoning blend. Pour over snack mix and toss until evenly coated.
- Spread snack mixture on pans and bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to caramelize. Cool completely and break into pieces.