Unlike most women, my sister-in-law, Ava, is not into shopping. Her interest is any kind of sport whether it is football, baseball, basketball, volley ball, tennis, etc. Growing up she was on the girls’ basketball and volley ball teams and was an avid tennis player. When she was in nursing school, she coached her classmate’s soft ball team. One of Ava’s favorite pastimes is watching any kind of sports on television.
As for myself, I never have been a huge sports fan and knew only the basic rules of football. That is each team had four chances to go 10 yards to acquire a first down and once they crossed the goal line, that was a touchdown earning the team 6 points and an extra point if following the touchdown, the ball was kicked over the goal post or even better if they could run it across the goal line and earn an extra two points.
Ava has taught me many things about football that I did not know. Now I am also a huge fan of LSU and the Saints and she is also a fan of my favorite Texas teams (Texas University & Texas Cowboys). Ava and I now enjoy watching football together and if there is something I don’t understand, she will patiently explain it to me.
For the Super Bowl, neither of us cared which team won so to make it interesting we picked sides. She took the Sea Hawks and I took the Patriots. It was a close and interesting game. Guess whose pick won?
One of the welcomed changes, the TV audience was allowed was to watch the half-time performance. Although I can never understand the new age singing (I can never understand the words in the song), we still enjoyed the performance.
For Ava and my meal, we treated ourselves to Brookshire’s Thin Crust Pizza, homemade Frosted Root Beers and store bought Apple Fritters. I am not big on Pizza but do crave it once in a while. For this week’s recipe I have what I think would be a KEEPER recipe taken from the internet. I believe it would be a favorite for the younger generation. If you try it and like it, please let me know.
PULL APART PIZZA
2 cans of pizza dough or biscuits
2 cups of Mozzarella cheese
1 cup Parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp. parsley flakes
1/3 cup olive oil
1 (6 oz.) pkg. pepperoni (1/2 pkg.)
1 tsp. minced garlic
Cut pizza dough or biscuits into quarter pieces. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss so that the oil spreads evenly. Place into a greased baking dish and spread evenly. Bake approximately 35 minutes at 350○ (or until the top is brown and the center is thoroughly cooked).
TIP: Be sure to check it in the middle before you pull it out. If the middle is still not cooked thoroughly, be sure to continue baking and check it every 5 minutes until it is done. Flip it over on a plate while it is still hot. Can use a Bundt pan or a regular 9 X 13 inch baking dish. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping if desired.
As for all those other sports Ava likes watching, I am not into those. I will never understand about scoring of tennis. Love to me has always been an emotion. And as for keeping score for bowling; well that will ever be a mystery to me.