Team Totally has changed its colors and allegiances, (some just for the day mind you) now united in rooting for the Green Bay Packers along with Stephanie and Nick, our year round loyal Packers fans. Baby Oliver, and his Cheesehead dad Kyle, will be all decked out for the big game too. Betsy, dreads and cheese?

Yay, it’s a we don’t have to watch the Vikings Loose Day…..

GO PACK!

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Add some pop. Some may think that Superbowl Sunday is just as much about the food as it is the game. Don’t forget the kiddos, whip up some Game Day Super Bowl XLV gluten free football cake pops. Elan’s Pantry has the how to. We are calling them Packer Pops.

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My favorite False Start recipe is from Gourmet Mom on the go.

Learn how to create this False Start Fabulous (Cheesehead) Fondue that will surely wow everyone at your Super Bowl Party.

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As you all prepare for their game day festivities we are still in Hong Kong celebrating the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit. There have been enough Lion Dances to last a life time.

According to traditional Chinese belief, the lion signifies courage, stability and superiority. The lion’s dance is performed to chase away ghosts and evil spirits, and since the monsters, ghosts, evil spirits and giants like Nian are afraid of loud noises, the dance has become a natural complement to the fire crackers’ noise. Clashing cymbals, a gong and drums usually accompany this lively scene. The lion’s every movement has a specific musical rhythm. The music follows the moves of the lion, the drum follows the lion, the cymbals and the gong follow the drum player. Throughout the performance, the Lion will mimic various moods and demonstrate similar physical gestures allowing the Lion to look life-like.
The lion dance combines art, history and kung fu moves. Normally the performers are kung fu practitioners, and a group of Lion Dancers consist of about 10 people.

Lion dances take place during the first few days of the Chinese New Year.
The dance of a Lion is preformed by two performers, one at the head of the lion, one at the tail of the lion. The head of the lion is made out of papier mâché and the nearly constant twinkle and movement of the lion’s eyelids as well as the movement of the head and mouth are supposed to enhance the lion’s vitality and longevity, while the tail of the lion sweeps away bad fortune and unpleasant things from last year.
A mirror is attached to the head of the lion. Mirrors are believed to expel negative energy, evil and bad spirits, since negative energy would be reflected backwards, evil spirit would be frightened by their own appearance when looking into the mirror and hence would disappear.

Note: Very, very loud. I can understand how those evil spirits are scared away.