I’m into the Super Bowl more for the food than the football, but this year’s game was quite exciting.
My Wisconsin-born boyfriend has opened my eyes to the wonderful world of the Green Bay Packers. We’re no sports nuts by any means, but he and I both have our fair share of Packers paraphernalia, including foam cheese hats, mini footballs, beanies and earrings (I have not one, but three pairs).
The first time I went back to Wisconsin for Christmas we saw the Packers destroy the Lions, which was quite the experience. Even in the dead of winter, we spotted plenty of fans in cheese-wedge bikini tops and others wearing not much more than green and yellow body paint. We were even on the same flight as Aaron Rogers on our flight out of Green Bay a couple days later.
Once the Packers beat the Bears, I started thinking about Wisconsin-inspired Super Bowl snacks. This recipe pays tribute to the land of cheese and beer, and comes from our friend Mike, who got it from a coworker who comes from Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Beer Dip
1 package ranch dressing dry seasoning
2 8-ounce containers cream cheese, softened
¾ can of beer
2-3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Blend beer and cream cheese. Stir in shredded cheese and ranch. Chill overnight. Serve with pretzels.