January 12, 2015


It was almost a party similar to the Superbowl. At least, our love affair with the Dallas Cowboys was alive and well. They have had a pretty good year and had made it to a playoff game up in Green Bay!
So all eyes were glued to TVs all over Texas yesterday, as we were cheering da' boys on to victory!

But, (big, heavy sigh) it was not meant to be. There was that "soon to be talked about call!" Since I am not well versed in football sportcasting...here is an news excerpt from MSN AP, which explains the call that most likely changed the course of the game's winning team.

"Dez Bryant's leaping, bobbling 31-yard catch at the Packers 1 on a fourth-and-2 play was challenged by Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy. Instead of first-and-goal for Dallas (13-5), the ball went over to the Packers.

"Some people think throwing the red flag is fun," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "It was such an impactful play, you had to challenge. It was a confident challenge. And a hopeful one, too."
One packed with controversy, as well.

"Look, I'll tell you this, I've never seen that a day in my life," Bryant said. "I want to know why it wasn't a catch."

Because Bryant didn't maintain control all the way to the ground, as the rule states. Replays showed Bryant bobbling the ball as he rolled into the end zone, with part of it touching the field.
"By rule he must hold onto it throughout entire process of contacting the ground," tweeted Dean Blandino, the league's director of officiating. "He didn't, so it is incomplete."

An impassioned Bryant didn't buy it.

"All I know is I had possession, I had possession of the ball coming down," Bryant said. "That's possession, right? One, two, reach. Bam, that's possession."

Bo didn't buy it either.....

Jennyfer volunteered to be my hand model! 
Way to go Jenn!
We wanted to show you how temptingly yummy this warm bean dip can be! 

1 can of refried beans
4 T. cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 packet of Taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup of monterey jack cheese, shredded

In a small mixing bowl, mix the cream cheese and sour cream together. Add the beans and taco seasoning and mix well. Place in a baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F. for about 25 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Top with grated cheese and continue to bake until the cheese is melted. Serve warm with tortilla chips! "MMMmmmmmm!"


  1. Heavy sigh* ANOTHER heavy sigh**
    I do so agree with you! The Dallas Cowboys had a great year and I am proud! Always a Dallas Cowboy fan!!! Louis Dean is a fair weather one but even he was impressed.
    Thank you for the recipe! That just sounds so yummy to me and I have all the ingredients on hand today!
    I am taking Christmas down and this will taste good with our sandwich lunch when we atke a break this afternoon.

    1. Hope y'all enjoy it Linda! It's one of those good, easy to throw together dips that everyone loves! Perfect for this cold weather! Thank you so much for stopping by today. Oh yes, we all decided it would also be yummy in a warm flour tortilla too! Hugs!

  2. I can relate.....Baltimore lost to the Patriots on Saturday...either way works for me though I was born a Patriot, but have lived in the land of Raven for 30 years...sorry your team lost. The dip looks great.

  3. OOO...my son and DIL always throw a huge Super Bowl Party and THIS is one thing I can make and NOT MESS IT UP...I'm gathering recipes for THE BIG DAY.....:)

    1. Oh yes, perfect BJ. Now I would have added a bit of diced onion to this, but the boys would prefer it not to have onions. If they like jalapeno's, then that's another good addition! So easy and yummy good.....please enjoy!


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