Coffee Chats – Super Bowl Edition

Happy Monday, friends!

Let’s chat, shall we? If you are anything like me, you read blogs while you drink your coffee. Grab a cup and join me!

I don’t have any specific topic in mind – this will be a brain dump of sorts. Please feel free to join in – either by linking your blog post in the comments or by leaving a comment with your thoughts.

So…. let’s discuss the Super Bowl. Keep in mind I’m writing this just after halftime and thus I’m missing out on the second half of commercials. I plan to make Jason do a quick recap/rewind once I’m done.



Every year I usually do a smorgasbord of appetizers, but this year I wanted to keep it simple. I made buffalo chicken in the Instant Pot and served it on sweet rolls. SO GOOD. I put mayo on the buns and top with a thick slice of extra sharp cheddar cheese. On top of the chicken, I serve a dollop of blue cheese dressing.

Want the recipe? It could not be any easier.

Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts (I use frozen breasts; your time will need to be adjusted if you use thawed)
  • 1 cup Franks Red Hot sauce
  • 1/2 stick butter

Cook on manual pressure for 30 minutes. Quick release pressure immediately. Shred chicken and serve.

This is great on rolls, in lettuce wraps, on salads, and on baked potatoes.


Drinks & Dessert:

I made beer-aritas every year for Jason. I’m not really a drinker anymore – I went without for three years while pregnant and nursing Poppy, and it just has lost its appeal for me. But Jason loves this and it’s so easy to make! I made a big pitcher and he drinks out of it all week.


  • 1-2 cans of frozen lime-aid concentrate (you can use lime margarita mixer, found in the frozen foods section, if you can’t find lime-aid. Just omit the liquor.)
  • 6 cans of beer. Jason prefers Bud Light Lime.
  • 1 lime, juiced

Combine, stir, and store in the fridge.

Dessert was a vanilla cake with fudge icing from Publix – if you’ve never had this, IT IS AMAZEBALLS. They keep them in the frozen section by the bakery. It’s a 7 layer cake with fudge icing – the kind your grandmother probably made. You know, the icing that scrapes against your teeth as you eat it because you can feel the sugar granules? It is so good. Get you some.



Like I said, I’m writing this having only seen the first half, but so far I’ve loved the Toyota amputee commercial. I also really liked the Doritos/7 Up fire and ice commercial.

Are we excited about Jurassic World? I’m a huge Chris Pratt fan, and I’ve seen every Jurassic movie, so the answer is yes from me. Question: why do they never just blow up the island that the dinosaurs are on? It’s a never ending cycle with these Jurassic people. {shakes head, mainly at myself because I think about these things.}

I also thought the Danny Devito M&M commercial was spot on – I mean, if ever there was a person I would think of as an M&M, it is Danny Devito.


Halftime Show/ Justin Timberlake Concert

I’ve been unbelievably pumped about this performance for weeks. I love Justin Timberlake and I think he puts on a great show. However, I was the teeny-ist bit let down.

Don’t get me wrong, it was a great show. I just… expected more, maybe? I’ve gotten used to guests so I was surprised that he didn’t have anyone join him. I think in the back of my head I thought he was going to bust out NSync for some Bye Bye Bye and obviously that didn’t happen. BOO.

Beyonce, you have ruined me for halftime shows.

I did LOVE that he closed with Trolls, and his interaction with the little boy was so wonderful – I bet that boy is on top of the world today.



No clue. I’m not your girl for that. I spent the first half of the game (minus commercials) working on my bible study.


This Is Us

I’m not emotionally prepared. I’m going to give everyone time to watch and process and I’ll discuss my thoughts in my Friday Favorites post this week.

What was your favorite commercial? What did you think of the halftime show?


  1. I went to High School with the Eagles kicker #4 Jake Elliott (look up his story it’s pretty incredible from HS tennis player to NFL kicker at 23) and I was so pleased with his performance. He made two of the biggest field goals of his career at Super Bowl 52! I’m very happy that it was a total upset for the Patriots, Tom Brady pretty much threw the game away for his team in the last 2 mins, pressure kicked in and he was throwing to no one. I loved the halftime show, holy throwback!! I was hoping Chris Stapleton would have showed up, since they did just release their new song together last week. But on the radio they said JT thinks he’s such a big star that he could pull it off with no guests… hmmmm… I’m also pretty bummed with the commercials, WAY too many tide commercials, and no Clydesdale commercials!! Over all it was a very intense and enjoyable game!! Fly Eagles Fly!!

  2. My favorite commercial was the football players dancing the scene from Dirty Dancing! I loved it!!! My least favorite was that Alexa lost her voice one. I thought I was going to have to turn the channel for a second there.

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