So, as we all know, the Super Bowl was last weekend.
The National Chicken Council’s (NCC) 2015 Chicken Wing Report estimated that 1.25 billion wings would be eaten during Super Bowl XLIX. Holy cow! That’s a lot of wings! The NCC says if 1.25 billion chicken wing segments were laid end to end, they would stretch back and forth from CenturyLink Field in Seattle to Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusettes almost 28 times. 28 times. The wings would circle the Grand Canyon 120 times or supply 572 wings for every seat in all 32 NFL stadiums. In terms of weight, the wings would weigh nearly 6,000 times more than the weights of the Seahawks and Patriots entire 52-man rosters combined.
This is just nuts, folks! But I will admit, I was a contributor. I ate wings. And I think it was actually my first wing eating experience ever. Not joking. At all.
But we had a fun time watching the game and commercials. And eating food. I particularly enjoyed the #likeagirl commercial. It really hit home after coaching Girls on the Run.
Shawn and I ran our 12 miler prior to the game. (Mostly so we could eat anything we wanted without feeling guilty…just kidding…or not.) It was a really good run! We held marathon pace for the whole run averaging 8:10 minute/miles.
And A bought a last minute flight last Wednesday to fly in last Friday night!! So he joined us for the Super Bowl! I have been so incredibly lucky that he is able to visit so often. He did ask if we could watch The Interview which we did on Saturday night. I lost two hours of my life. Not kidding. The movie was awful. A said he enjoyed listening to my commentary probably more than the actual movie. It was just bad. Don’t waste your time.
Oh, and BTW, I didn’t post a blog on this day last year or the year before! This is a first!
Quote of the Day:
“I run because somehow, I’ve never felt stronger than when I feel like I can’t take another step.” -Anonymous
So, I made three desserts for the Super Bowl. One was very last minute, but this No-Bake Oreo Layer Dessert was a planned one. I have had it on my “to try” list since July 2013. (In reality, that is not a bad turnaround time for me!) I would say this recipe was just okay. There was too much Cool Whip for my liking.
No-Bake Oreo Layer Dessert
For the Crust:
1 (15.35-ounce) package Double Stuff Oreo Cookies
½ cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
For the Cream Cheese Layer:
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 (8-ounce) tub Cool Whip
For the Pudding Layer:
1 (5.1-ounce) box instant chocolate pudding
3½ cups milk
For the Topping:
1 (8-ounce) tub Cool Whip
1. Make the Crust: Place the Oreo cookies in a large ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin. The pieces should be in small crumbs, but still a little chunky, not completely fine crumbs. Set aside ½ cup of the crumbs for the topping, then transfer the remaining crumbs to a 9×13-inch pan and use a fork to mash them up a bit. Pour the melted butter over top and use the fork to combine, making sure that all of the crumbs are moistened. Press into an even layer on the bottom of the pan. Refrigerate while the cream cheese layer is prepared.
2. Make the Cream Cheese Layer: In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium-low and gradually add the powdered sugar until it is all incorporated. Increase the speed to medium and beat for 30 seconds. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the Cool Whip. Spread in an even layer over the crust. Refrigerate while the pudding layer is prepared.
3. Make the Pudding Layer: In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes to allow it to set. Use an offset spatula to spread the pudding in an even layer over the cream cheese mixture.
4. Spread the remaining 8-ounce tub of Cool Whip on top and sprinkle with the reserved Oreo crumbs. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.
Courtesy of The Brown-Eyed Baker