Being a football fan isn't easy. First, the carrots, celery, green pepper need to be sliced into strips appropriate for dip. Will it be red pepper dip or guacamole dip? Then the decision about chips. Baked if they can be found, if not at least no saturated fat, not too much sodium and no chemicals.
Cook dinner beforehand so that no football time is missed. Cold chicken will do.
What to drink? Water? Wine? Beer? How about tea and latte?
Keep an even edge even if my team is losing. Don't fret. Keep my fingers crossed. Breathe.
We dipped the carrots, celery, green pepper into red pepper hummus , snacked on beet chips, ate sliced mustard and Amaranth crusted chicken, and drank tea.
My team was down two touchdowns not once, but twice. I kept my fingers crossed. They recouped the first two touchdowns and then it happened again-- down two touchdowns.
I'm not a believer in omens. I don't have prescribed ways of doing things, but I recognize when certain things shouldn't be changed or the equilibrium of the universe will be altered. So I remained in the same seat, didn't move, save to applaud and holler when we rolled back and took the lead.
They won in an anxiety filled game. All over New England folks allowed themselves to breathe, washed dishes, ate leftovers and began to think of next week.
What opponent? Which match-up? Better watch the game tomorrow.
Slice up veggies....