So I Was Ready Early…

So, I was ALL READY to do a game day post! I mean, I’m from Ohio, right?!?! I should care about the national championship college football! Lots of my family went there. The Buckeyes are a big effing deal in Ohio. My platonic soul mate lives in Oregon, and ostensibly, we should be engaging in friendly banter about one another’s teams, right?

Yeah, no. I try to care. I really do. But football bores the ever-loving shite out of me. My baby brother follows the Buckeyes and the Browns with near-religious fervor. If the Opus Dei weren’t a Catholic organization, and instead prayed at The Shoe to Woody Hayes and Jim Tressel, he’d self-flagellate faster than you can say “halftime beer run.”

I just put the OSU tee shirts and outfits my siblings buy on my children, take the requisite pictures, mumble an “O-H-I-O,” and rest in the safety of knowing that I’m reasonably certain Sloopy will remain hanging on one more year.



There’s a golden snitch. Hello, how could I not love it??!!?

So, yeah…the game is NEXT Monday. Not tonight. Oops?! I guess I have all week to prepare to pretend to care. I can make buckeyes, attempt in vain to find my one article of Ohio State clothing. I think it’s underwear. Well, you know what they say:”no pants are the best pants!”

I will even make an effort to text or tweet at least one item of smack talk to my platonic soul mate. Granted, the amount of fucks she gives about the game rivals the number of things stolen from Gringott’s bank on a regular basis, but I will try.

There has to be college football themed beer. I now have a purpose.

I don’t dislike all sports. Crossfit, running, swimming, and biking are all sports I enjoy. The mass of Europeans with whom I am friends have taught me to enjoy rugby and soccer. Rugby because the players are dead sexy and very scary, and soccer because they’re better at whinging than my three year old.


Watch that video. You won’t regret it.

Meanwhile, rugby players are all…

And they look like this…

It’s like I just hit you in your downtown with a horny dart. Rude of me. His eyes are made of liquid gold, and have panty-dissolving superpowers.

Lucky for you, I made a dip for the game. I’m going to have to re-make it, because I’m a week early, but that’s no hardship. The effort is the point….it was an honor just to be nominated…you know how it is.

Before I give you the recipe to the boss as hell dip, let me update you on my resolutions.  Oddly enough, drinking more water is not as bad as I thought. I’m NAILING it. Yoga butt? That booty is going to take time. I went. I posed. I attempted the meditation. I failed the meditation. However, I have yet to throw out any toys…(but tomorrow is garbage night!) Also, I keep FORGETTING that I want to go vegan before dinner. I honestly think that this might have been a dumb resolution. I eat almost no meat, so dairy has become such an integral part of my diet, I simply cannot remember to stop eating it.

oh well, moving on…

I’ll be honest, I came up with this dip because I made/soaked too many cannellini beans. I needed a use-up. I also had these really yummy sprouted rye breadsticks that I wanted to dip in something. I also like to trick the Peanut into eating protein. Dip works.

I made Mexican white bean dip. It’s full of south of the border flavors like garlic, cilantro, jalapeño and lime. It’s rich and fulfilling without being heavy. It’s absurdly good for you as well. Not to mention, it freaking ROCKS with some rye breadsticks.

Mexican White Bean Dip

Mexican White Bean Dip Mexican White Bean Dip Mexican White Bean Dip

Mexican White Bean Dip

by Cat Bowen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: zero, goose egg, nada.

Keywords: appetizer side snack condiment

Ingredients (a bowl full.)

  • 1 cup cannellini beans (cooked–canned or from dry)
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup loosely chopped cilantro
  • juice of half of one lime
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4-5 rings of pickled jalapeno with seeds
  • 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 3 tbsp chopped white onion


place all ingredients in a blender or food pro.

blend it. puree it.


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9 thoughts on “So I Was Ready Early…

  1. I don't even own any Ohio State gear, although the Hubby certainly has enough to spare. I could care less about football or really most sporting events on the tele, although I have been teaching my six year old nephew the Sloopy song and OH, IO. Mainly because I want to irritate his parents, but it's the thought that counts. Oh wait. Crap.

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