Monday, January 27, 2014

Winning Recipe Ideas with Libby's Fruits and Vegetables {Prize Pack Giveaway!}

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With all due respect to January, I've always felt like it is one of the most disliked months of the year.

Temperatures in much of the country are freezing, daylight hours are short, credit card bills from the chaos of the holiday season are overdue, guilt over abandoned New Year's resolutions is high... it all adds up to a large number of people feeling pretty low.

Fortunately for us, January has nearly come to an end and the promise of all of the positives of February has nearly arrived. The love and caring of Valentine's Day, the shortened number of days that makes spring seem even closer, and, as a perfect kickoff to the month itself, the Super Bowl!

Whether you're a football fan or not, the aspect of getting together with family and friends to spend a day eating, drinking, cheering, booing and marveling at just how much money went into each second of the big game's commercials can bring cheer to just about anyone's life.

No matter what your plans are, it's easy to make your Super Bowl gathering better and tastier thanks to the experts and deliciousness of Libby’s Fruits and Vegetables.

Libby's fruits vegetables

As one of the nation's largest brands, Libby's Fruits and Vegetables contains over 60 different products and sizes. Including a variety of household staples such as corn, peas and green beans, they offer one of the industry's most complete lines of canned vegetables, including organic options.

At the same time, their fruit products only meet the highest standards and are created from produce hand selected at the peak of ripeness and nutrient content from the finest orchards. With such a large selection of products, it is easy to add nutritional value to any of your meals for any occasion.

And when it comes to creating delicious and affordable game day snacks, Libby's not only has the products, but they also have the recipes to give you plenty of inspiration. Peachy BBQ Pork Sliders? Black Bean and Bacon Veggie Bites? These and dozens more are available on Libby's Game Day Goodies Pinterest board and Recipes tab and are sure to score points with your guests!

super bowl recipes

While there were quite a few Libby's recipes that caught my eye, the arrival of a box of goodies from them helped narrow down my choices.

Libby's prize pack

Without a doubt, I knew that the Carrot Cake Bites would surely be a winner in my house!
Ingredients

1 c all-purpose flour
¾ c whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
⅓ c vegetable oil
½ c sugar
½ c fat-free milk
2 eggs
1 can 14.5oz Libby's Sliced Carrots, drained, rinsed and mashed with a fork

Directions

Coat two mini-muffin pans with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a large bowl, whisk together flours, baking powder, soda, salt and cinnamon. In a medium bowl, mix together oil, sugar, milk and eggs. Pour egg mixture into flour mixture and stir just until combined. Gently stir in carrots.

Spoon about 1 tablespoon of batter into each cup of mini muffin pans. Bake for 10-12 minutes until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Repeat with remainder of batter.

If desired, stir together a simple icing of 1 tablespoon orange juice, ½ teaspoon vanilla and 1 cup powdered sugar. Makes 3 dozen mini-cupcakes (or 15 regular cupcakes).

Due to only having one mini muffin pan and not wanting to have to wait for one batch to come out of the oven before putting in the second one, I opted to make regular size cupcakes that turned out absolutely delicious.

If you're a fan of carrot cake, you'll love how quick and easy these are to make! They aren't overwhelmingly carrot-flavored, but have just enough sweet, richness that is complemented with the icing. But considering that these can easily pass as muffins (Big Sister E brought them in to her class to share on her "VIP Day" last week!) there's no guilt in having a second... or third.

Carrot Cake muffins recipe

This Super Bowl weekend and beyond, make sure to have Libby's Fruits and Vegetables in your pantry so that you'll be prepared to pull them out for everyday meals as well as for special occasions. Because when it comes to pleasing family and friends with classic as well as creative recipes, Libby's can make the end result turn out great!

Want to share in the enthusiasm for game day entertaining? Then be sure to join Libby's at the #LibbysBigGame Twitter party at 2pm ET this Wednesday, January 29th!

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be prepared to celebrate the end of another football season as well, because...

One lucky person will win an assortment of Libby's product and a football cutting board (total ARV $45)!

Libby's giveaway


A big thank you to Libby's for providing product and a cutting board for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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suburban prep said...

I usually do not watch the game unless it is a team that I am interested in. I watch the commercials later.

Stephen Alexander said...

I use to when I was a child, but now I don't as a man.

Stephanie Phelps said...

I do not watch the whole game I come in and out but my husband watches them every year with my son!

Tara said...

Yes, I watch it every year. I am more of a commercial watcher though.

Jeff Taylor said...

I don't watch the Super Bowl. I do try to catch the commercials after the fact. They're usually posted online. Thanks for the giveaway!

Stacy said...

We watch every year, alternating between hosting a party and going to a friend's house. If it is one of our teams (Giants for me, Patriots for my husband) then it is all about the game; otherwise we enjoy the commercials.

Julie said...

I do not watch the SUper Bowl every year. I am not a football fan

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Joanne said...

I would love to watch especially for the commercials but hubs is not interested and thinks it is so dead common. So I stay away.

Darby Elizabeth said...

I do if I go to a party!

tawndam said...

When I can... but usually... the commercials entertain me more than the game...

Marcia said...

I watch the Super Bowl on and off; football takes too long to just sit and cheer the whole time. Love the commercials!

neoh42f said...

I've never much been into sports, so no, I don't watch the superbowl. The commercials however are sometimes hysterical!!

Halation said...

We like to watch and have a big party. We all like watching the game and the commercials

jessie2247 said...

We watch every year. I watch more so for the commercials. The boyfriend for the football

Candice said...

I watch if I am going to a big party, for the game.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

We do watch it every year, I also love seeing the commercials!

Holly Kennedy said...

I enjoy the commercials and watching my man get so excited about the game.

daniellehall30 said...

i love the commercials

Daphne Turner said...

We don't get TV reception here so I can't watch it but I listen to it on the radio every year for sure! And I listen to it strictly for the football not the ads!

Lori said...

I do not watch the Super Bowl, will watch the commercials online.

Lori said...

I do not watch the Super Bowl, will watch the commercials online.

Shelley P said...

I watch the Super Bowl every year but also love the commercials and halftime show.

katieoscarlet said...

we do watch the superbowl every year. unfortunately our team, the cleveland browns never get to the superbowl but yes we love the commercials. we make sure we don't miss a one even if we have to rewind the live play

lizzysmom said...

I don't watch the superbowl.

ellie said...

I watch every year. Sometimes for the game and sometimes just for the commercials. This year it will be for the commercials.

Yona Williams said...

My initial reason for watching the Super Bowl is for the commercials, but I also watch it to share something on TV with my sweetie - I usually get into it more than I think because I also watch the special stories they air on ESPN, so it helps me to connect with some of the players in the game.

cjabdelnour said...

I WATCH THE SUPERBOWL AND LOVE THE COMMERCIALS. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I do not watch the Super Bowl--no TV reception, but I wish I could.

Wild N Mild $$$ said...

I watch every year but I can't pick which is better. Enjoy both.

Megan Cromes said...

i watch every year.

Megan Cromes said...

i watch every year.

Urd-chan said...

I typically don't watch the Superbowl, unless a team I root for is playing. I do watch the commercials (usually on YouTube the next day). I am an animal rescuer and I watch the Puppy Bowl (and for the first time this year, the Hallmark channel has a Kitten Bowl, so I'll be watching that, too).

KJ Skib said...

I am a big football fan and do watch the game every year. If my team is in it, rarely, I am really focused. If not, I partake in cocktails, appetizers and friendly conversations more than watching the game.

heatherp626 said...

I'll be working the night of the superbowl..... I love it but I'll have to catch the recap!

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Darlene said...

I watch some of the Super Bowl but I tape it to watch the commercials after.

Jerry Cartwright said...

I love to watch the commercials but I can't stand football. So, I just wait until the next day and watch them of YouTube.

Patty Jester said...

I don't watch the game, but I do enjoy seeing the commercials.

Nancy said...

I watch the Super Bowl for the commercials!


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Heather said...

We watch the superbowl for football! commercials are great too but primarily for the football

Jessica Fortner said...

I watch it every year and enjoy both the game and commercials.

KentuckyCooking said...

We watch every year :) And it's pretty split between watching it for the football and the commercials!

Tabitha said...

I do watch it but only for the commercials!
We are a Nascar family not so much a football one.
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Sandy McFadden said...

I have to confess I watch it to See the new Budweiser Clydesdale commercial and I have my Granddaughter hooked too.

Cherie Thomas said...

I'm afraid I have to admit I watch the Superbowl more for the commercials than the game itself, but everyone else in my home watches for the game.

janetfaye said...

I watch a little of the Superbowl and I enjoy the commercials.

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Dianna said...

Well, we watch Superbowl here-- I really only like the half/time entertainment(sometimes-a few in the past have been really bad or stupid) and I really like most of the commercials--some are just darn funny--My favorite are the Clydales, and the Puppies Superbowel

Pam Gurganus said...

I watch the Super Bowl every year and it's for the football! With the commercials coming in a close second and the food a very near third! :)

Dianna said...

Well, we watch Superbowl here-- I really only like the half/time entertainment(sometimes-a few in the past have been really bad or stupid) and I really like most of the commercials--some are just darn funny--My favorite are the Clydales, and the Puppies Superbowel

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I watch it every year. If my team is not in it then I basically just watch it for commercials.

Wanda Clark said...

We always watch the game. This year our team is not in it so I would say it is still a great excuse to get together with good friends and watch the commercials. I love to see what advertisers come up with.

wigget said...

usually have it on in the background

Terra H. said...

I watch the Super Bowl every year but it's never for the game. It's always for the commercials. Thanks.
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Tiffany Schmidt said...

I watch for both! I love Super Bowl time. It's exciting.

angel d said...

we normally do and me for commercials hubby for the game

Rebecca Williams said...

It's for the football!

sherylssg said...

I am a big football fan who does watch the Super Bowl each year. I watch it for the game.

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Jackie said...

I usually watch the Super Bowl, but mainly for the commercials, the half time show, and the munchies!
Thanks!

Dorothy Teel said...

Hubby likes to watch the game, I used to like to watch for halftime shows, but they have ruined them with all the sports announcers and the like, but I do like the commercials and I remember them better than the football game.

Amanda Kinder said...

We're big football fans in this house, so we watch it every year!

Amy Honious said...

WE never watch the game as we have no interest in football, but do try to watch the commercials each year! Thanks for the fab giveaway :)

peg42 said...

Yes, I watch every year and it's really both. Love the game & the commercials.
Thanks so much.

tammy cordery said...

I have been watching the superbowl since I was able to watch the tv tube with my father and brother. my husband was so shocked that I knew so much about football he wanted to marry me on the spot. Just kidding but it brought me closer.

Carly said...

I watch every year for the football and commercials! I love making appetizers and having people over to watch the game.

Zan Caperton said...

Nope. don't watch it but I do check in for the commericals.

CindyWindy2003 said...

I watch the superbowl every year, i enjoy football.

lilbabypug said...

I used to watch for the football game, but now it's mostly for the commercials

Robyn Donnelly said...

I think I watch super bowl each year just to be with my boyfriend and see his enjoyment of the game. The commercials are fun too.

Liz said...

Yes, I watch the Super Bowl every year and its for the football, although I do enjoy the commercials as well.

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petchk79 said...

I go to a Superbowl party every year, but I only watch the Superbowl if the Packers are playing in it! We don't watch the commercials.

Bev Henry said...

I usually watch it

russrpm said...

I watch the Super Bowl for the game, but the commercials are fun, too.

Kim Pinch said...

We watch it every year for both the football and the commercials.

Natalie said...

I usually have the game on and actually pay attention to the commercials.

Kelly Massman said...

Well, let's just say it is on at our house. The boys watch much more of than I... thanks...

scottsgal said...

we LOVE football - college and pros here so we always watch the Super Bowl

tat2gurlzrock said...

I an not a big football fan but my fiance' is.I do enjoy the commercials

jlafount said...

I usually watch a bit of it til bad calls ruin the experience for me and I'll shut it off

Lisa R said...

I watch it but don't understand more than the basics bbut my husband and son are big fans of it and we have a small party every year. I get a kick out of the commercials though

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Shirley Martin-Tutolo said...

watch every year. love the football and the commercials

Wanda McHenry said...

I watch it every year and I like both the game and the commercials.

Matt Bledsoe said...

I love football and I love watching the commercial.
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sohamolina said...

I watch the commercials.

erdowell said...

Commercials only.

puye said...

I do not watch the SUper Bowl every year. I am not a football fan
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steve weber said...

I do watch it every year, mainly for commercials.

Linda said...

I watch the game every year and I do enjoy the game.
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Anne said...

Years ago, I started watching the Super Bowl when my mom came to live with us, mainly to make a little party out of it and give her something fun to do. She's been gone for a few years now, and I still watch the Super Bowl, but it's not as much fun without her. And frankly, I'm getting pretty sick of all the emphasis placed on the commercials!

Susan C said...

I can't remember the last time I didn't watch the Super Bowl. But, mostly for the commercials.

Sara Giresi said...

I watch the game with my husband! we both love the commercials!

Jacqueline Weiskopff said...

I watch the Super Bowl pretty much every year. I enjoy the game. But the next day, I am usually found, not reciting the play by play that won the game, but gabbing and laughing about the commercials!!!

Brutus Duffy said...

I watch it for the commmercials unlesss the ravens are in it.

mscoffee77 said...

I don't watch it, but my husband and boys will be!

mecarolks said...

I watch if I am going to a big party, for the game.

JJAY100 said...

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JJAY100 said...

I watch the game

Colleen Maurina said...

Yes, I usually watch the Super Bowl every year. I like both the football and the commercials!

tashamwilkerson said...

Yes I love the Superbowl! And the commercials!

CatOLuck said...

I never watch the Superbowl, or the commercials.

ShellChelle said...

I watch only for the commercials, and I don't watch every year.

Hetal said...

I watch it for commercials.

Melissa Shirley said...

My family watches, i am not that into the football but love the family and friends coming over and hanging out and eating

Spring Ross said...

We don't normally watch Super Bowl unless we are invited to someone elses house. Because we don't have cable. However, we always catch the highlights online afterwards.

Carla Shiver said...

I only watch if there is a team that I like playing.I watch for the football.

latanya t said...

I do not watch the superbowl

Wendy Rozema said...

I watch the Superbowl every year, mostly for the funny commercials!

Stephen Saunders said...

I always am sure to watch the superbowl commercials.

Jayne Townsley said...

We do watch every year...both for the game and the commercials. This year I'm pulling for the Broncos.

Helga said...

I watch for the friendship! Its fun to have a party.

Sharon Kaminski said...

I watch the game for both the game and the commercials.

CEB said...

I always watch the Super Bowl and if you watch it for the commercials...I feel sorry for you. Watching just to be sold to? Naw...

squiresj said...

Would love to win this. Jane Squires jrs362 at Hotmail dot com

Monica said...

I only watch if we are invited to a party or if my husband is watching it.

Thanks

nanuwins said...

i love the commercials

Deb said...

My confession is I have absolutely NO interest in all the sports. It's a man thing- they like it because it's a replacement for the gladiator games! LOL I like it because it keeps them amused and out of my hair for hours. I have my own woman cave I escape to. I provide their food then go to my lair and enjoy movies.

Chisum Crew said...

we'll be watching for the commercials and the half-time show.

jolucky1 said...

I love football and have cheered for our SEATTLE SEAHAWKS for many years! I am so super excited for them to go to the Superbowl. I will be wearing my 12th man jersey and screaming my lungs out! My birthday is 1-31 and some times the Superbowl falls on my birthday. But not this year. I will a WIN from them for my birthday present!

Sadie Terry said...

I like it for commercials, but my boyfriend watches every year

Stephanie said...

I try to watch the super bowl each year but I usually end up falling asleep! I watch mostly for the entertainment!

Jayna E said...

I don't watch it normally. I might try to catch a little but only for the commercials or half time show!

McKim said...

My husband will have it on, so I will catch bits & pieces. Like the commercials more than the game!

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I don't normally watch unless my home team is playing!

Vennie Martinisi said...

Ok I enjoy the football and I enjoy the commercials, but, if I am to be truthful, I enjoy watching the players.

HarleyC said...

I don't watch the game but I watch it sometimes for the commercials!

curlyblu918 said...

Yes, I watch it every year and I watch it for the football.

abfantom said...

I watch the Superbowl every year to see if my football pool numbers win.

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Darlene Carbajal said...

I watch it every year for the commercials. :)

LIDARKSIDE said...

I would rather do something else than watch the Super Bowl.

Jennifer Q. said...

I watch the superbowl- mostly for the football, but I like to see the commercials too.

Lane Mahnke said...

I do not watch the Super Bowl.

Janice said...

No I do not watch the Super Bowl every year. I watch it sometimes. I do like to catch the half time show.
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Victoria Nyquist said...

I will definitely watch the Super Bowl! I like the football unless it isn't too much of a competitive game :)

corey1971 said...

I'll be watching it with my kids. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

playswithclay said...

I enjoy the game and the commercials.

Wes Hovorka said...

I always watch the super bowl. Both for the enjoyment of the sport and to watch the Commercials.

Melissa Storms said...

Yes, I watch the super bowl every year, mostly because my family enjoys it. I like the commercials more than the game.
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kdrae said...

I always watch the super bowl. I love the commercials!

Shea123 said...

I watch the game every year!! I watch it for both! The commercials and the game!

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me on whether or not you watch the Super Bowl every year

i mostly listen...commercials creep me our,and halftime is a satanic ritual these days

Connie Gruning said...

I love football, so yes!! I totally am excited about this year!! BRONCOS RULE!!!

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I'll watch it if i'm invited to a super bowl party, but if not, I watch a little of it.
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Terri said...

With 3 guys in the house yes we watch the super bowl. And yes I like the commercials the best, how did you know? =]

Growl Tiger said...

I usually watch, but only for the commercials.

smilekisses said...

My hubby watches it for the game and I watch it for the comercials.

Tracey said...

I don't watch football games.
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debbie said...

I will end up watching part of it.

jcwega27 said...

We check the score.

Andrea Caruso said...

I watch it every year -- for the game if the Pats are playing, but for the commercials if they're not :)

Phyllis said...

I WATCH EVERY YEAR AND I THROUGH A BIG PARTY.

ababe28 said...

I watch it every year because I have no choice..my husband commandeers the TV set..for me, it's the commercials..
Ann B.

SueZH said...

I'm not a footbll fan but I do watch the Superbowl every year.

Tiffany Weikel said...

I watch the superbowl almost every year.

Mayla Moore said...

I don't usually watch the game, but I do like seeing some of the commercials!

amos122902 said...

I watch strictly for the commercials

Diane Cooper said...

I have to admit I watch more for the commercials than for the game itself.

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

We watch to watch. I love the commercials

Kim said...

My husband makes me watch it.. I watch for the commercials
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Sandra Davis said...

i usually watch the game and do it for the commercials

John said...

I sure do watch the games - some turn out to be instant classics! I watch the commercials too but most can be seen for days afterwards if they are any good.

Brittany Steuart said...

both game and commercials

Debra said...

i watch very little of it i prefer the puppy bowl

Katie Rose said...

Not at all. Neither my hubby or I are at all interested. We don't have "channels" on our TV (only netflix) so we couldn't even watch for just the commercials unless we were to go somewhere.

judy gardner said...

i watch when there are teams playing that i like, and this year i will definitey be watching!

polly said...

I watch it for both....always look forward to the Budweiser commercials....the new one is already out and it is the cutest!

Klydra Pugh said...

I don't watch the Super Bowl every year. But when I do, the commercials are much better than the game.
Thanks for the chance.

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I usually watch it although I'm debating since I don't care much for either team that's playing this year. I do like the commercials
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Synaptrix777 said...

I don't ever watch the super bowl but usually end up seeing the commercials - this year I'm having a 1st birthday party for a baby girl on that date, so anyone who comes will have an easy out if it's not their thing!
Alona Y

Prepping Deeds said...

I used to watch it only for the commercials, but when I met Hubby I started getting into actually watching and following the games. We always make a point of watching the big game and commenting on the commercials.

Rita M said...

Yes, we do watch the Super Bowl every year - for both the game & the commercials!

Pat said...

I don't watch the Super Bowl, but my husband does.

mamamouse72 said...

Usually I would say I watch for commercials but this year I'm going to the super bowl so def the game.

Heather said...

I watch the Superbowl, normally just for the commercials.

Emily said...

I watch the Superbowl every year for the football, the commercials and the party food!

CHRIS HOEY said...

really wanna winit for superbowl sunday!

Bobbi Mcmurry said...

I kinda watch it as it is on. I just like the commercials

kyl neusch said...

always host a party for the game

Liz said...

If we go somewhere or host, I watch. When I watch, I'm all about the commercials!

GabbyLowe said...

No I don't watch the superbowel

llinda29 said...

watch the Super Bowl every year for the commercials.

Friederike Graedener said...

We watch the super bowl and we watch it for both the games and the coomercials. Bue, if we don't care for the teams in the game we still follow because we are all playing squares

Catherine M. said...

My family watches the superbowl. For me it is for the commercials. Usually the game is a blow out and not close so the commercials are really the only thing that excites me about the game.

Jennifer said...

We usually watch it, but it's a lot more fun when our team's in the game.

Leslie Rigsby said...

I don't usually watch. If I go to a party, it's more about the socializing.

Tammy Woodall said...

I always watch the Super Bowl and enjoying watching the football game - but the commercials are usually so funny and priceless - you don't want to miss any of it either.

wildcat32 said...

I do watch for the commercials and half time show.

Allie G said...

I don't watch football

bettycd said...

I suspect like many families, we have those who thrive on the game and those who live for the commercials/half time. My daughter lives for the puppybowl broadcast. And with DVR capability, we can watch it all

blueyedmommi1 said...

I watch it for the game and the half-time show.

Nichole Sylka said...

I have about a million other things I'd rather do but I still watch the game with my family

Jeannine S said...

I watch very year! love watching for the football

Kelley Chapman said...

I don't watch the SuperBowl.

Angela Marion said...

I do watch it, and will be today!

coriwestphal said...

I do watch it for the football, and the commercials are a bonus!

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virgomomwriter said...

I only watch the Superbowl if the Packers are playing.

freddie said...

This is the first year I'm actually watching it. dwelchert at yahoo dot com

Jennifer Speed said...

Not every year but I have for the last 3 and only to watch the commercials.

LesleyfromWI said...

We watch every year for both!

Jay said...

I watch it every year for the commercials and the concert at halftime!

walk9 said...

I watch only for commercials and half time show.

Christina Hanna said...

We get most excited for the Super Bowl when the Steelers go!!

christy sweeney said...

I USUALLY WATCH EVERY YEAR. IT IS FOR THE COMMERCIALS UNLESS THE RAMS ARE PLAYING. SO YA, MOSTLY FOR THE COMMERCIALS

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