To set the stage for my BIG Super Bowl Party I designed a tablecloth inspired by classic cowboy bandanas. Take a close look at the pattern… it not only features Texas Icons like the Texas Star, CB Boots, Horse Shoes, etc… but I’ve also added the Super Bowl 45 logo, the NFL logo and the contending teams helmets. Making the cloth is easy, I already done the hard part – designing the bandana pattern! So now you just have to download the pattern, print it on iron-on transfer paper (found in any office supply store) and then iron on an in expensive white table cloth – and bam! You have a Texas-style tablecloth with a Super Bowl twist. Your guest will love it!
The pattern is available in Blue, Red, Steeler’s Gold, & Packer’s Green
To “kick-off” your super bowl party, I recommend a tried & true Tex-Mex favorite! Chips and Salsa!
But not just your average combination: spice it up with authentic Texan salsas and dips. Spice up the standard chips with gourmet chips that add a ton of flavor and… Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but might be a bit healthy with blue corn and white corn with quinoa plus other grains and seeds. Serve it all up in my cowboy hat… I used my own cowboy hat! (I am all about being purposeful and careful by using what I already have in an unexpected way and protecting by lining it with plastic wrap and a section of my custom bandana print.)
During my Dallas research expedition, I encountered many tasty and fiery salsas. Each an authentic Texan salsa from Verde (green) [Native Texan Roasted Green] to Picante [D.L. Jardine’s Texacante] and a Dallas favorite: El Fenix Salsa from a famous Tex-Mex restaurant of the same name.
On my Dallas expedition I ran into a quite an unusual salsa! A Creamy Jalapeno Salsa, very unusual… first, it’s creamy and it also is quite spicy with a mega dose of jalapenos and cilantro! Unusual to some but a must-have for Texans who dunk just about anything in it… it is the Ranch dressing of Texas. Check out the recipe below -
I made this salsa tasting experience more fun by notating the spice factor with Texas Stars – one for mild and three for wild!
Creamy Jalapeno Salsa
(1) Cup Ranch Dressing
(1) Jalapeno – Chopped
Fresh Cilantro – Chopped
Combine, Chill, & Serve!