Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Fare: Mushroom and Roasted Red Pepper Tostados with Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Sick Like Sinatra, Motopony and Mudkids

If you are looking for something to cook up today that isn't cocktail weenies check out this entry on Dinner Party. Lisa gives you options from appetizers to main courses to desserts. You won't be disappointed.

J-Fur and I will be celebrating the Super Bowl by eating Mushroom and Roasted Red Pepper Tostadas. Because there won't be enough to share with the rest of the party (and what do they care with all those traditional meat options) this will be our pre-party meal.

Mushroom and Roasted Red Pepper Tostada (Adapted from Real Simple July 2009)
(printable version)

-2 tbls. olive oil
-12 ounces button mushrooms
-3 roasted red pepper, thinly sliced
-1 poblano pepper, thinly sliced
-2 cloves of garlic
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 cup of corn kernels, frozen
-2 large tortillas
-1 cup of colby jack cheese
-1/4 cup of cheddar cheese
-romaine lettuce, ripped into small pieces

1. Heat 1/2 of the olive oil in a wok over medium high heat. Add the mushrooms, poblano pepper, garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for three minutes, tossing occasionally. Add roasted red peppers and continue tossing and cooking until vegetables are tender and liquid is evaporated.

2. Stir in the corn.

3. Heat broiler. Brush the tortillas with the other half of the oil. Broil the tortillas, about 45 seconds per side, until crisp. Top the tortillas with a mixture of colby jack and cheddar cheese. Broil until melted (about 45 seconds). Top with vegetable mixture, romaine lettuce and salsa.

For the first time in a long time I don't hate both teams playing in the Super Bowl tonight. In fact, I would be fine with either team winning or losing. I am pulling for the Saints (sorry Lisa C.) slightly more because they are the downtrodden, never won anything team (reminds me of my team the Eagles). Musically I showed no favoritism. I prepped the tostados to tunes from both sides.

Not sure if he is a Saints fan (probably not considering he is from Chicago) but Owen Ashworth of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone gets the honorary nod because of his sampling of "When the Saints, Go Marching In" at the end of his song "Optimist vs the Silent Alarm." This song is off of his 2009 release Vs. Children

A legit Saints song comes from Sick Like Sinatra, a New Orleans band. The song is a little bit of a mess at the beginning (a lot of elements going on at once) but when it clears up it is a pretty catchy tune. Download and listen to the song here.

Honorary member of the Colts bandwagon is Motopony. I have been listening to the song "Seer" a lot recently (thanks to KEXP blog).


There is no question about where the Mudkids (first mentioned here) loyalty lies. Their song "Do it again (Go Colts '10)" is pretty self explanatory.

Enjoy the game, the commercials or avoiding television at all costs...whatever your traditional Super Bowl celebration.