GREEN 42, GREEN 42, WEASEL, WEASEL, LITTLE BUNNY FUFU…OMAHA!
Whatever the heck that means. Does anyone understand what these quarterbacks are talking before the snap? Mind you this is a rhetorical question, because honestly I kind of don’t care. When I watch football it is usually by accident. Either because OB is watching and I happen to be in the room or there is a football watching gathering. In those cases I am there for the food and to watch the commercials.
Don’t miss understand, I don’t hate football, but I am more likely to watch if it’s a close suspenseful game; otherwise I am more apt to spend my time playing Candy Crush. Which, by the way, I’ve been trapped on the same level for over a month! Irritating!
The playoffs are in full swing and the final four have been determined. Soon enough we will know who is playing in the Super Bowl. It’s kind of like the Hunger Games, except no one dies, it’s teams of grown men and there is a ball. Yup! Exactly like the Hunger Games.
Yesterday we had some new friends over watched some football and ate some football grub. I though it would be the perfect time to test drive an idea I had for pretzel dog bites and to make them extra special I decided to make a cheesy beer dip with the dog bites.
The moment I had the idea for the pretzel dog bites I knew I had to make a beer cheese dip. Honestly is there a better combination than sausages, soft pretzels, cheese and beer? I mean if that isn’t the definition of football grub, I don’t know what is!
Of course, as soon as the bites came out of the oven I had to do some obligatory quality control. Holy molly! These are so crazy “gut”! (That is german for good, btw.) Swoon worthy soft pretzel bread, with the salty sourness that make pretzels so lovable, wrapped around a meaty little sausage. Be warned these little bites are incredibly addictive. I absolutely love this soft salty pretzel dough.
Of course, I can’t forget the cheese sauce! Hello, cheese meet beer, and you shall be best friends!
I will be honest this cheese beer dip is kind of like mustard. It’s amazing (seriously) with pretzel dog bites, hot dogs, corn dogs and burgers, but you may not necessarily want a full spoonful straight up. At least I wouldn’t want a spoonful of mustard, you might be different (weird) but, to each its own.
If you’re planning on hosting or attending a Super Bowl shin-dig you should totally make these pretzel dog bites. They are easy to make and to make it even easier the work can be split over two days. I made the dough the day before and refrigerated it overnight. The day of I took the dough out of the refrigerator and left it on the counter to come to room temperature. It’s important that it come to room temperature, so it’s soft and stretchy enough to roll and wrap. The most important step to delicious soft pretzel bread is boiling in baking soda water. The baking soda water is what gives the pretzels that beautiful brown shiny crust. The cheese sauce can also be made the day before and slowly reheated before serving.
So, which teams are you hoping to see go head-to-head at the Super Bowl or are you in it more for the commercials?