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Thursday, February 2, 2017 4:30 AM

Happy Thursday!! 

Only one more wake up until the weekend, more importantly three more until the Super Bowl!
I know there are certain regions where sports fanatics are bred and Boston, MA is one of those places.  I have lived and visited many other cities in the US and it always surprises me to see their sports fans, Boston sports fans are tried and true. 

I was NEVER a sports fan growing up. Living with my brother and dad constantly discussing sports, watching games and replays, Ugh. My brother was a big hockey guy, so most of my sports memories are of the Bruins.  Bruins banners, posters and waste paper barrels decorated his room. I even remember him drawing the Bruins symbol on his dinner plate in mustard...I am not kidding. As we got older ESPN or NESN were always on one of the TVs.  My sister even nicknamed NESN, Never Ending Sports Nightmare.  As I got older I began to like the Red Sox, because going to games were so fun! For years, Bostonians and New Englanders alike felt the heartbreak of the curse of the Bambino. Victory, on so many occasions was right at our finger tips...only to fall apart at the end of each season. Finally in 2004 after 85 years Boston took home another World Series Trophy!

 With the Patriots, it wasn't quite as dramatic. Probably because they weren't as beloved.
I knew few people who held season tickets, but nobody I knew was an insane fan... until of course the 2001 season.

on Sept. 23, 2001, with 5:03 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Jets-Patriots game, Jets linebacker Mo Lewis slammed into Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe along the right sideline at
old Foxboro Stadium.

That moment changed the NFL forever. 

Bledsoe returned for a series, threw one more pass, and then was replaced by unknown backup Tom Brady.  Bledsoe never got his job back as Brady led the Patriots to their first of four Super Bowl titles and has evolved into arguably the best NFL quarterback ever, or G.O.A.T. as we here like to say.  The rest as they say, is history! It is virtually impossible to live in this area and not be obsessed with the Patriots. They play hard, they win, and they are all so darn handsome! 

Sundays are Patriots Days.  We dress for games. I own a few Patriots tops and you bet I 'll be wearing one Sunday, but some days I like to show my support a little more subtly.  
Like this red, white, and blue patriotic look.


  









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Every year we have a Super Bowl party regardless if our team is in it or not.
It is still fun for the commercials and half time show.

These are some delicious treats we will be enjoying at game time

My Sister-in-law's recipe for 

Buffalo Chicken Dip 
  1. 1 (8 oz) pkg Philadelphia cream cheese, softened.
  2. 1/2 c. Frank's RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce or Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wing Sauce.
  3. 1/2 c. blue cheese or ranch salad dressing.
  4. 2 c. shredded cooked chicken.
  5. 1/2 c. crumbled blue cheese or your favorite shredded cheese.
  6. crackers or vegetables, for serving.

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine cream cheese, buffalo sauce, salad dressing, chicken and crumbled cheese in a 1-quart baking dish.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through. Garnish as desired. Serve with crackers or vegetables.
  4. Reduced Calorie Recipe: Substitute neufchatel cheese for the cream cheese and low fat options for the salad dressing and blue cheese.
  5. Slow Cooker Method: Combine ingredients as directed above. Place mixture into small slow cooker. Cover pot. Heat on HIGH setting for 1 1/2 hours until hot and bubbly or on LOW setting for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Stir.
  6. Tailgating Tip: Prepare dip ahead and place in heavy disposable foil pan. Place pan on grill and heat dip until hot and bubbly.
Beer Cheese Pretzel Dogs

 (1/2 cup) Bock beer
(1/4 cup)LAND O LAKES® Reduced Cream Base
(2 tablespoons)LAND O LAKES® Butter
(1/8 teaspoon) Red pepper
(1/8 teaspoon) Pepper
(8 (3/4-ounce) slices) LAND O LAKES® Sharp Cheddar American Cheese
  
(6 (1/4-pound)) Hot dogs, premium
Pretzel buns, sliced horizontally 6 halfway through
(If desired) Popcorn, popped

  1. Heat gas grill to medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.
  2. Meanwhile, combine beer, Reduced Cream Base, butter, red pepper and pepper in1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring with wire whisk, until mixture just comes to boil. Reduce heat to medium; add cheese. Continue cooking until cheese is melted and smooth. Keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, place hot dogs onto grill. Grill, turning occasionally, until heated through and grill marks show; 5 to 9 minutes. Place hot dogs into pretzel buns; top each with 2 tablespoons cheese sauce. Sprinkle with popcorn, if desired. Serve with remaining cheese sauce for dipping. 

How do you guys Super Bowl?  What are you favorite foods? Do you like the halftime show and commercials?

Have a fun and safe weekend.  GO PATS!! 

xx, Elise 

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38 comments

  1. Patriotic Babe-a-tolla right there! LOVE IT and yep, just send a beer cheese dog my way on Sunday or maybe today too, lol. You're a cutie pie! Have fun this football weekend!!

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  2. I love your Super Bowl-friendly look, babe- and hope your Pats win on Sunday!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. Ahh! You are making me so hungry! Buffalo anything and pretzels are some of my fave snack foods! I love that outfit, very colorful and that white jacket is so pretty! We just lost our FB team here. Sniff!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  4. I adore your fun layers! That scarf is so pretty! I make that chicken dip all the time and the whole family loves it!

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  5. I'm so excited for Sunday!! We are a football loving family! Love your look!!
    Jaymie

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  6. That buffalo chicken dip sounds awesome. I love your look. Perfect way to wear the colors without looking too sports wear, you know.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. I am so excited for the super bowl this weekend and this look is so perfect! Im guessing your going for the Patriots ;)

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  8. OMG this is THE most perfect Superbowl look - ever!! You must be so excited for the game! And food! :) Good luck to your team, and have so much fun!! Can't wait for your recap :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  9. Mmm, I love buffalo chicken dip, and those pretzel dogs sound so good! I'm not a football fan (except for college FB, go K-State!) but I would totally wear that outfit! I'm just counting down the days until baseball is back :)

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  10. You look very stylish! Lovely light-coloured coat and delightful hairstyle...

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  11. A perfect look for a perfect event! Brilliant!!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: GUCCI BELT & FUR COAT IN NORWAY
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  12. You look so cute and cozy! And those pretzel dogs sound AMAZING!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  13. It's always more fun when your team is in the Super Bowl! Love your outfit and these recipes sound amazing!

    Jamie
    Treats and Trends

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  14. You always look amazing! I love the scarfs and jacket. Also this sunglasses!
    So excited for the Superbowl.
    Andrea Snow
    snowbyheart.com

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  15. Those recipes look amazing and I love the look!

    Http://asequinloveaffair.com

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  16. We always have a small party too regardless who are the final teams, it's just fun!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  17. You look superbowl ready! i'm going to be rooting against you.
    go falcons!

    www.dearyoufrombre.com

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    1. HAHAHAHA!!! It is going to be a really tough game, but I am sure amazing to watch! Good Luck!

      xx, Elise

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  18. Loving the bag!
    Dora www.BangsBang.com

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  19. This is such a cute look! I can't believe the super bowl is so close! Happy Friday!

    Liz
    Www.lizzieinlace.com

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  20. You're for sure going to be the best-dressed at your Super Bowl party! So stylish and gorgeous! Those recipes sound amazing!!! I can't wait for the food :). Good luck to your team! :)

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  21. I won't be watching any football this weekend but I will for sure check out those recipes!

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  22. Love this look! I feel like red, white, and blue is a color combo that most save for the summer, so I really like that you styled it for the winter here :)

    -Grace
    gracefulrags.com

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  23. This is such a cute Superbowl look! You look gorgeous! Have fun on Sunday!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  24. Excellent football look! I am not a fan of football but I love cooking and spending time with my family.

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  25. LOL at the Never Ending Sports Nightmare! I'm definitely with your sister on that. 😂
    Love this patriotic look! I may not like sports but I sure love to dress in their colors and themes. Any excuse to dress up right? :)

    -Nathy
    Earnestyle

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  26. Love this patriotic look! My dad is from Saugus, so he is a huge Patriots fan. Now that the Rams left STL, the Patriots are at the top of the list as my favorite NFL team!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  27. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. Love this look!

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  28. SUch a lovely way to wear red white and blue! You layer so well and I really like your scarf :)

    I'm not a sports fan but I know the superbowl is a big deal - enjoy the game!

    Hope you had a really nice weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  29. Red, Blue and white!!! This combination is always a good idea!! You look so pretty!!!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: FJORDS OF NORWAY: FUR COAT AND JEANS
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  30. What a cute outfit, Elise! Love the stripes and the whole preppy vibe!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  31. Your football style is absolutely adorable!! I bet you were so excited by the way the game turned out last night! :)

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  32. CONGRATS on the win, girlfriend! The Bai commercial was my fave!

    Sarah Bell and I are hosting our first link-up today! We'd love if you would stop by and add this outfit plus ALL your amazing future outfits!

    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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  33. Those recipes sounds good. And loving the casual but fashionable outfit!

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  34. I love stripes pared with a patterned scarf. It looks so effortlessly chic.

    xo Logan
    https://peculiarporter.com

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  35. I love all the layers! That jacket is fabulous. Thanks for linking up for The Weekly Style Edit. xo ~ Megan The Fashionista Momma

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  36. Gorgeous! The color combo is s pretty! Have a great weekend!

    Edwige| http://www.hypnozglam.com

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