Friday, February 8, 2008

Bowled Over (Sopapillas)

Saturday we invited several friends over to watch the Patriots make history. We were so excited to have them over. We prepared for a yummy meal including James' Famous Chicken Quesadillas, Southwestern Salsa with Tomatoes and Guac, Pizza, and Raspberry Lemonade. It was great. John and Laurie even volunteered to bring (the most amazing :-) fried chicken and surprised us with grapefruit soda (w/ extra grapefruit for good measure). We put our beautiful wedding pictures (curtsey of Tricia who watched with us :-) on slideshow so people could glance at them now and then.

I wandered around the first half of the game chatting w/ people and quite annoyed at the Pats for keeping the game at 3:7 forever. For half time we prepared a sopapilla bar (Recipe in Comments section) w/ Cinnamon and Dark Chocolate Gelato from Central Market. The Pats didn't disappoint in the second half. They soon scored but in the final minutes of the game allowed the Giants to score (due to a terrific pass on their part) and lost 14:17. Alas, not all my guest were as broken hearts as I. Well, history was made indeed. The game will go down as the biggest upset ever, and I can tell my children I watched it.

1 comment:

Twyla said...

Sopapilla Bar:

Sopapillas

18-24 sopapillas 33 min 30 min prep

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
3/4 cup water
oil (for frying)


Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut shortening in until mixture is a rough texture. Gradually add warm water. Mix to form dough. Knead until smooth.
Cover and let stand for 20 minutes (this will make it easier to roll out).

Start oil heating (desired temp is 375° - 400°).

On a lightly floured board, roll dough thin (between 1/4 and 1/8 inch). Cut into 3 inch squares. Fry a few at a time, turning when golden and puffed up. Drain on paper towels. Serve immediately.

Toppings

Honey Cream Cheese Dip
(blend 1/2c sour cream, 4 oz cheese cheese, 1/4 honey to taste)
Chocolate Sauce
Powered Sugar in shaker
Chopped Toasted Pecans