February 5th, 2010

Super Bowl: Steak Vs. Shrimp

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Super Bowl is THIS SUNDAY.

And even our beloved steak is getting into the act in the form of a friendly wager.

Check out this article from TheTownTalk.com:

Latest Super Bowl wager: La. shrimp vs. Indiana steak

The latest Super Bowl wager pits La. shrimp from the Gulf of Mexico against prime Indiana steak.

The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints will square off in the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 7.

Congressmen Anh “Joseph” Cao of Louisiana and Dan Burton of Indiana decided to bet each other on the winner.

If the Colts win, Cao will ship five pounds of Louisiana Gulf shrimp to Indianapolis. If the Saints win, Burton will ship five pounds of prime Indiana steak to New Orleans.

The representatives offered the following remarks after shaking hands:

“The Saints’ motto all season has been ‘Finish Strong,’ and I expect that is exactly what they’ll do this Sunday in Miami. Congressman Burton, on behalf of the Who Dat Nation, we like our steaks medium rare,” Cao said.

“I very much look forward to enjoying some Louisiana Gulf shrimp,” said Rep. Burton as he purchased cocktail sauce, “and I’m really appreciative to Congressman Cao for offering to supplement our victory party with this dish. Go, Colts!”

Photo courtesy of Travel Channel via Nola.com.

February 2nd, 2009

The Steelers Aren’t the Only Ones Who Won Yesterday


Super Bowl Sunday is a victory for meat eaters everywhere.

I love the day ’cause it’s an excuse to cook something yummy.

What’s that you say?  I don’t need an excuse?  Oh yeah.

Well, here’s how we spent the commercial breaks in the second quarter . . .


We may have missed a few great commercials, but it was well worth it. I already know which beer I want to drink and which hosting company to use, thank you very much.

Our group on this day was a persnickety one. So our marinades had to be kept separate. We had three distinct flavorings going on. Heaven forbid the Teriyaki mix in with the spicy Worcestershire bunch.

Just don’t tell anyone we used the same spatula to turn them all on the grill.

From the strips to the ribeyes, to the filets, our group was happy no matter who won the game.

One slight mishap did threaten to ruin the fun, though. That football in the top photo? Two minutes after that shot was taken, it was a major player in an incident resulting in an ice pack and some Children’s Motrin.

But that’s football for you.  You gotta be tough.