Pass the beer nuts, it’s Super Bowl 50….actually, for me, it was more like pass the colour roll it’s time for a mani!!!
Up to the week of SB50, Mike had been working the pre-restaurant-open life. He was recruiting, training, ordering, and doing whatever else one does before they are physically in their restaurant space. Like a nomad, with a building under construction, he bounced from restaurant to restaurant to mall food court to our kitchen counter conducting his business. Fortunately for me, I got to see much more of him than I usually do when he’s in his regular work flow. With their Feb 18th grand opening date + the official hand-off of the restaurant keys, during the week of SB50 it all ramped up and just like that I was husbandless.
There were no plans set for Super Bowl Sunday as Mike was back in a restaurant and was finally able to train + set-up with his staff/colleagues in their actual operating space. With a football free mindset, I PVR’d the game [for ease of fast forwarding to the Beyoncé + game related highlights] and booked a mani-pedi + brunch with some girlfriends. It was set to be the most perfect un-FBS pre-game.
Of course, come Saturday evening, I received a text from Mike that detailed a plan to rush home and arrive 30mins after kickoff with a small group of colleagues to watch the game. He articulated the text in the form of a question but I knew it was just a courtesy; there was no way Mike was missing a Super Bowl. Arriving an hour earlier than expected, the door bursted open and before I knew it there was a 24 pack of beer, a bucket of chicken wings to be cooked, and a slab of ground beef to be turned into meatball sandwiches on our kitchen counter. Super Bowl 50 was in full swing!
However, I will continue on with my intended, less testosterone filled SB50 post. Though I did eventually partake in the wings + meatballs, I decided to share a simple baked brie recipe.
H O N E Y + P I S T A C H I O B A K E D B R I E
- 1/2C pistachios
- 8oz wheel of brie | or whichever size fits into your brie baker
- 1tbsp olive oil
- 1 baguette | sliced
- tart fruit | I used berries however sliced apple would have likely been better
pre-heat oven to 350º
in a bowl, combine olive oil + pistachios and coat | season with salt
transfer to a baking sheet and bake until golden
in a bowl, coat pistachios with honey
place brie in baker and top with the honey coated pistachios | cover + bake
bake until bubbly | about 15-20mins
remove from oven | drizzle with more honey if desired
serve with a slice baguette + fruit
…and you’re ready for halftime!
Beyoncé stole the show, the boys overtook my couch, and this pistachio + honey baked brie satiated my snack-time cravings! Though my Super Bowl Sunday went completely opposite to plan, the end of football season wouldn’t be same without a filled couch and a kitchen pumping out food.
Cheers to the end of another football season; until next year!
**nail-polish wall + stool/bar photos from the Her Majesty’s Pleasure Instagram