Those were my plans until I had the dream on Saturday, the eve before Super Bowl Sunday.
“Katybeth.” When Joe shows up in a dream, it’s usually to make a request while I’m in that sleepy, unaware state when my resistance is low. I ignored him.
“KATYBETH!” Ignore, ignore, ignore.
“Katybeth, there are people sleeping everywhere wishing their beloved would show up in a dream.” Ignorrrring.
“Katybeth, I want to ask you to do something for Cole.” FINE! WHAT?
“Well, you need to make ribs and some snacks for Super Bowl Sunday.” Ok, I will go to Russell’s and buy barbecue.
“No really, make that sandwich Cole showed you in his magazine. The rib sandwich.” Big groan on my part. Joe always made a big deal out of the food for Super Bowl Sundays. The guys watched the game. I showed up for the food and commercials. You know Joe, you have a lot of nerve, first you die, and then you show up and plan the Super Bowl menu for me to make. Joe?
Super Bowl morning rolled around and Cole dashed off for his early morning ski date. On the kitchen table was his Bon Appetit magazine with the Grilled Cheese and Short Rib Sandwich with Pickled, Caramelized Onions and Arugula gracing the cover. I decided to add the Bacon, Cheddar and Chives Biscuits and Garlic Pita Chips. I am telling you right now, I never made it to the Garlic Pita Chips. With the spirit of a Super Bowl contender, I dashed off to the local grocery store. My famous last words to my mother were, “Hey, it’s only a sandwich, I have all day, and cooking is just about following directions.”
Eight hours, three trips to the grocery store, and a kitchen that looked like it had been overtaken by terrorists produced one pretty good sandwich, with the possibility of some left over, and some biscuits that are just good enough. The slideshow of making a Super Bowl sandwich is below.
Next year if Joe insists on homemade Super Bowl snacks, I am going to tell him to dream ON.
Joe, the Saints won. I’m sure you feel it was appropriate.
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