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Super Bowl Sunday - and the Day When All America Got Sick

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Super Bowl Sunday - and the Day When All America Got Sick

Paula Gaston

Last weekend all of the United States stopped for Super Bowl Sunday. That is when families and friends gather up to watch the finals of the American football league and to celebrate. Every year we have done that too even though we don’t even follow American football otherwise. Some years we have organised a Super Bowl party at our house but in recent years we have been invited to a friend’s house. So if you happen to be in the U.S. during the Super Bowl don’t miss out on an opportunity for a good party!


You can certainly head out to a bar or a restaurant to watch the game, but the best parties are of course at people’s homes. Usually you serve up some chips, salsa, guacamole, tacos, chicken wings, all kinds of snacks or bbq. Our family favorite has always been a seven layer dip and tortilla chips. Nom nom! And then of course, there is plenty to drink too… maybe that is why they say, that the following Monday is the national sick day for most Americans. This year they predicted that at least 17.2 million people will call in sick that day. That is why it is called Super Sick Monday.

Our 7 layer dip; refried beans, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese, olives, spring onion

Our 7 layer dip; refried beans, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese, olives, spring onion

Finnish Runeberg pastries for dessert.

Finnish Runeberg pastries for dessert.

I must admit that I don’t understand much about American football, but we ladies are of course waiting for the half time show. And we do enjoy watching the famous halftime commercials, which everyone talks about afterwards. This year a 30 second commercial in the Super Bowl cost 5.25 million dollars. And some of them are actually quite funny, and why not, they must use the best of the best on that field to make the world’s most expensive commercials. This year’s half time show on the other hand… meh! Even though they had one of my favorites: Maroon 5.

A couple years ago the Super Bowl was held only about 15 minutes drive from our home, at the 49ers stadium in Santa Clara. We were able to view some of the party atmosphere when we saw people arriving and the flyover by the Air Force. Unfortunately even then we had to watch the game from the TV since tickets to the Super Bowl are over $2000 for the cheapest, and they are difficult to get.


Hope you guys had as fun a weekend as we did this week!