Sunday, November 22, 2009

How to throw a game-watch in 30 minutes-

What to do if you discover you are hosting a game-watch 30 minutes prior to kick-off.

Step 1: Get the chili going. Fortunately I had a batch in the freezer, but you can make chili in 30 minutes, and throw in some BBQ sauce to make up for the shortened simmering time.

Step 2: Bake cornbread. (20 minutes)

Step 3: Scour the fridge for appropriate toppings. I found: spaghetti (left-over from the previous night's dinner party, and perfect for the Cincinnati province friar), a scallion, grated cheddar cheese, and some sundried tomato ricotta spread (close enough to sour cream). You don't need to much of anything.

Step 4: Locate beverages. I had a fridge full of Mortal Sin beer, but if necessary, you can come up with a kicky signature cocktail or punch that works with the odds and ends you have on hand.

Step 5: Here come the Irish!

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