Hello everyone and Happy Super Bowl Week!
Here at Aquatowel we are "Super" excited that our home state of New Jersey is hosting Super Bowl 48. Whether you are braving the cold and going to the big game, staying home, or going to a party, here are some tips to staying clean. We have even thrown in some hearty recipes in case you need some ideas on what to bring to a party or what to make if you’re the host!
First thing is first, what’s more exciting than going to one of the biggest american sporting events!? Whether it’s your favorite team or not, this is one of the most viewed televised events annually. If you are going to the game and hitting a tailgate, drinking beer, eating chili, chowing down some hot wings, or a hot dog, odds are you’re going to need a napkin...or 10. We all know just how packed these stadiums can get, with the new Metlife Stadium’s capacity topping off at 82,566, there’s only 16 bathrooms! No matter what stadium or sporting event you go to, there are always bathroom lines and the thought of waiting on them for anything but actually relieving yourself rarely crosses your mind. So then, how do we wash our hands after touching all the contaminated surfaces, eating messy food, and enduring waterfalls of spilling beers (cans, bottles, cups)? Aquatowels are small enough to fit in your pocket (remember, no bags/purses permitted in the stadium!) and save you a trip to the long bathroom line, keeping you at your seat so you do not miss a second of the big game!
If you are not lucky enough to be attending the game, like me, and millions of other football fans out there, remember that you are at least guaranteed the comfort and heat of your own home, a friends house, a bar or restuarant! As I mentioned, these foods that we as americans like to enjoy during the game are messy, sticky, greasy, and oily! If you are cooking chili, or wings, your hands are going to get dirty. Instead of constantly turning on and off your faucet and using paper towel after paper towel, reach for an Aquatowel for a quick clean up. If you are hosting the party, put out a basket of Aquatowels and a little trash can next to the food table so guests do not have to miss the very popular and entertaining commercials to wash their hands after a messy indulgence (another huge excitement factor of viewing this game on TV).
As promised, I have provided some recipes below for those of us who plan to cook some tasty treats for you and your friends to enjoy! Happy Super Bowl Week Everyone! Stay safe, stay clean, and have fun!
Quick & Easy Chili with Cheese & Rice
What you will need:
1 Can of Hormel Chili (with or without beans, depends on your preference)
1 8 ounce Bag of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 16 ounce container of Sour Cream
1 8.8 ounce bag of Uncle Ben’s Ready Rice
First, cook chili in a medium to small pot until it comes to a boil, reduce heat. Cook the ready rice, according to the time stated on the bag. Remove chili from heat, top with cheese, let cheese melt. Serve chili over rice, and add a dollop of sour cream ontop of each serving. Enjoy!
Classic Buffalo Wings
What you will need:
3 pounds chicken wings, joints separated, tips discarded
2 quarts vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup flour
4 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup hot sauce
Celery sticks and blue cheese dressing, for serving
Let the chicken wings sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. In a large, deep skillet with a lid, heat the oil until the temperature registers 300 degrees on a deep-fry thermometer, about 5 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with paper towels. Season the wings with the salt, then toss in the flour to coat. Add half of the wings to the oil, partially cover the pan and fry, turning occasionally with tongs, until golden-brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet; blot with the paper towels, then discard the towels. Keep the first batch of wings warm in the oven while you repeat the process with the remaining wings.
In a bowl, combine the butter and hot sauce. Add the wings; toss to coat. Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing for dipping.