It’s here! The day we have all been waiting for since Thanksgiving.  Yes, it’s Super Bowl Sunday!  The second most fattening day of the year. I have been told that calories don’t count on Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday.  Man, I hope they are right!  

Just to give you an idea of the food consumption on the big day-Dominos Pizza sells approximately 11 million slices of pizza, 100 million pounds of guacamole will be consumed and $1.2 billion will be spent on BEER. That is a crap ton of beer!  If you are like me and you prefer wine then us wine drinkers will only spend about $590 million on wine. Mere chump change:) 
So, if you are attending a party or throwing one you are probably looking for some things to bring or serve. The following recipe is really easy and everyone loves it. I suggest putting it on the buffet table in a crock pot so that it stays warm and you don’t have to keep re-heating it.  
And… by making this dip you are contributing to the $1.2 billion in beer sales-we don’t want this year to wane in sales.  


Beer Cheese Dip

8 slices bacon-cooked and chopped
2- 8oz packets of cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 cup cheddar (don't use sharpe or aged-it doesn't melt as good)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bottle beer0ale works best

Preheat oven to 350°

In a food processor, mix all ingredients until smooth. 

Pour mixture into an oven safe dish and bake for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

Serve with pretzels

*You can pour the mixture directly from the food processor into a crock pot and turn it on low to warm through. Serve directly from crock pot.