Fuck yeah, Super Bowl!!
I actually don’t give a shit. I’m one of the countless Americans that tune in every year for the commercials and use it as an excuse to eat junk food. I’m in advertising by day, so I’m pretty hard on the ads, but its happy-fun-critique time with a beer in my hand.
While I might be overly critical of the ads, I’m not nearly as critical of the halftime show as everyone else is. My taste in music doesn’t generally go along the lines of mainstream, but I feel like they are good at picking the acts that I do like (whether shamelessly or shamefully). For instance, I’m actually kind of pumped about Katy Perry this year. And remember the Black Eyed Peas back in 2011? I was excited for that one too. But Jesus-tits, people hated it. Generally, the public hates everything in this situation because it’s not what they like and they are being “forced” to listen to it. The reviews were downright asshole-ish and no one really ever pinpointed what exactly they didn’t like about it. It was just too Black Eyed Peas for them.
Whatever, haters. Just get over it. It’s a half hour of your life that you’re more than welcome to mute or walk away from. Either have something constructive to say or just don’t take life so god damned seriously. It’s a music number.
That being said… I’m giving them another shot this Super Bowl. I’ve made a Black Eyed Pea Dip that’s going to knock your fucking socks off. It’s creamy, smoky, cheesy, baconey and overall delicious. Its really easy and your football friends are going to love it.
So shove this in your mouth instead of watching the halftime show this year, ya Negative Nancys!
Fergie’s Redemption Dip
Bacon Cheddar Black Eyed Pea Dip
4 cups black eyed peas (prepared)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
½ small onion
3 cloves garlic
3 tbsp sriracha
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
12 oz bacon bacon, cooked and crumbled
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
crackers, carrots, celery
Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a small baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the black eyed peas, cream cheese, onion, garlic, sriracha, salt and pepper and ½ cup cheddar in a food processor. Pulse until blended. Fold in crumbled bacon with a spatula. (Reserve a few pieces for garnish, if ya like.)
Spread into baking dish and top with the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs. Bake for 25 minute. Serve with crackers and veggies and shit.