Are you a football fan? What kind of fan are you? Hard core; watch for entertainment purposes only; take it or leave it; it’s an excuse to eat more than you should and usually things that you don’t?
In the Butter abode we are a house divided. I am somewhere in “entertainment and take it or leave it. Mr.Sweet Butter on the other hand is somewhere between hard core and “if the place kicker misses another point, take him out at dawn and hang him from the goal posts”.
It is somewhere in the “food category” where the twain shall meet.
Game days we indulge, me a little, the boys a lot; They eat, scream, pace, clap and swear; I cook, listen and watch the pulsating veins in hubby’s neck to make sure they don’t reach critical mass.
See it used to be between plays and during commercials game fans were afforded the opportunity to catch a breath, bring heart levels down a bit, take their pulse, pee. Now with football on cable, ESPN has this thing called “The Red Zone” where when one team is between plays, it flips to another team currently moving the ball. So it never gives the fan a chance to catch their breath. They are constantly in the action.
Mr.SB’s loyalties lie with the Miami Dolphins and when they are playing it is literally impossible for him to sit down. Seriously. I think the neurological mechanics that control the function of sitting on his butt shut down and move all auxiliary power to his extremities.
He stands the whole time the ball is in play; tall and strong, arms crossed across his chest, legs braced wide; almost as if he were on the field ready to jump in at a moments notice ( or crack some heads together). Between the action he mostly paces, rapidly. It it impossible for him to stay still. Therefore, if he eats during the Dolphins game it has to be something he can eat and pace with at the same time.
The Fins haven’t been doing so great and I figured today was going to be tense so I whipped up a few things the boys could eat on the move.
These rolls are super easy, wonderfully light and delicious, and took all of ten minutes to make.
I used my mandolin slicer which really made it quick and easy to get thin slices to my veggies; which is what you want, nice thin slices.
I used cherry tomatoes because I had some on hand and needed to get them used up but regular toms would be perfect.
The spread consisted of cream cheese, sour cream, horseradish, rosemary, salt and pepper. Spread a burrito size tortilla with sauce all the way to the edges (it’ll help seal the roll). Layer veggies on one half, top with gorgeous roast beef and roll with me Henry.. Easy as that!
I made enough for lunch over the next couple of days and was happy they worked as a food on the move for Miami’s #1 fan. As for me, I was happy to see his blood vessels survived another game day. Once the game was over, I took a nap.
And it’s past time to sleep again.
Hope your team won and if you aren’t a football fanatic, I commend you for your zenful ways.
- ¾ pound Deli sliced roast beef
- 10 Burrito size tortillas
- 6 ounces Cream cheese
- ⅛ cup Sour cream
- ⅛ cup Prepared horseradish
- 1 tablespoon Rosemary
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2-3 Tomatoes, thinly sliced
- 1 Cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 Small onion, thinly sliced
- Combine cheese, sour cream, rosemary, horseradish, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Mix well.
- Spread a thin layer of cheese mixture onto a tortilla taking it all the way to the edges (will help seal the rollup).
- Place a single layer each of veggies.
- Add two slices of roast beef & roll.
- Cut into three sections.