Faster than a Speeding Bullet

March 6, 2022

Faster than a Speeding Bullet

You know, when you have all of these plans, and all of these items on your “to do list”,
but you just didn’t get around to actually doing them?  Well, I had plans for February to include some Super Bowl recipes in my next blog post.  (The last Super Bowl recipes in one of my blog posts was in 2014!). 

George Reeves as TV’s Superman (1954)

This winter, though, it seems, has flown by faster than Superman inflight  (“Faster than a speeding bullet.”). To put it simply, that Super Bowl blog post never got finished. So, without any further delay, let’s discuss a couple of tasty recipes that would be appropriate for the Super Bowl, or for anytime!

Super Bowl Food

To me, the food is one of the highlights of Super Bowl Sunday.  For many years I have prepared and enjoyed John Madden’s (may he Rest In Peace) delicious Super Bowl Stew for my family and friends.  (Find the stew recipe, here.)

John Madden’s Super Bowl Stew

Buffalo Wings have also been a favorite at my house for many a football game, including for the
Super Bowl. (Find my baked wing recipe, here.)

Baked Buffalo Wings

This year, I share with you, below, two more Super Bowl friendly recipes:  
Tex Mex Dip and Annette’s Not Terry Bradshaw’s Baked Beans.

Tex Mex Dip

This original recipe hails back to the 1980’s when I was living the life of a Texan.  I have always enjoyed this layered yumminess, but it was not a super quick recipe to prepare, and it was not easy on the ol’ WW/Weight Watcher point tally.  With this in mind, I will give you both recipes, and allow you to make the choice; quick or not, lower-cal or not.  You make the call! (See what I did there?  Football, call, referee.  Hee hee )

Easy and Slimmer Tex Mex


1-(16 ounce) can fat free refried beans

2-3 (2 ounce) containers of Pre-made Wholly Guacamole, or something similar
(Often found in the deli area, or in the premade produce area)

1/2 cup low-fat sour cream

1/4 cup low-fat Mayonnaise 
(I like Hellmann’s)

1/2 pkg (1 ounce size envelope) taco seasoning

1/2 cup chopped green onions
(Other onions will work in a pinch)

1-2 cup diced tomatoes

1 (3.8 ounce) sliced black olives, drained

1 cup shredded 2%/low fat cheddar cheese
( I plead with you to not use no fat.)

multigrain tortilla chips, tortilla chips, Doritos, carrot chips, sliced cucumbers


Spread refried beans in the bottom of a 8 x 6 inch baking dish.

Spread guacamole on top of beans.

Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, and taco seasoning mix. Spread on top of the second layer.

Top with chopped green onions, diced tomatoes, drained, sliced black olives.

Cover with shredded cheddar cheese.

Serve with tortilla chips (I prefer multigrain), or Doritos,
Carrot chips, or
Sliced cucumber.


The Original Recipe Tex-Mex

2 large cans bean dip (usually sold near the chips)
3 ripe avocado, mashed
2 Tablespoons lemon juice (fresh is preferred)
1/8-1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 package taco seasoning
1 cup chopped green onion
2 cups diced tomatoes
2 (3.5 ounce) cans sliced black olives, drained
8 or more ounces shredded cheddar cheeseTortilla chips (I prefer multigrain)
Carrot chips
Sliced cucumbers

Spread bean dip in the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch pan.
Mix mashed avocado, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.  Place as a layer on top of the bean dip.
Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, taco seasoning mix. Spread on top of the second layer.
Top with chopped green onions, diced tomatoes, drained, sliced black olives.
Cover with shredded cheddar cheese.
Serve with tortilla chips.

Annette’s NOT Terry Bradshaw’s Baked Bean Recipe

Let me begin by saying that I am not normally a reality show kinda gal.  Give me a good family sitcom anytime, especially those of  the retro variety.  Think The Brady Bunch, I Love Lucy, The Dick Van Dyke Show, or the more recent, The MiddleI actually have on The Middle as I type. :O)

 Give me a good family sitcom anytime, especially those of  the retro variety.

So, when I tuned into former NFL quarterback, Terry Bradshaw’s TV series, The Bradshaw Bunch
(The first season is free to watch on Peacock), it was with low expectations.  Ladies and Gentlemen,
I must admit that this program drew me in!  I found myself giggling out loud while following the football legend and his family. (Warning, at times this program is geared toward a PG-13 audience.)

Bradshaw loves good food, and is especially fond of his own recipe for baked beans.  Me, being me, I just had to find his recipe!   After a brief Internet search, I hit pay dirt!
You can find his recipe, here.  

I made them, but honestly, although they were good, I feel that my own Hot Mixed Bean recipe not only tastes better, but is easier to prepare.  The photo below is my creation of the Bradshaw’s recipe.

 Bradshaw Beans made by me.
You can find the recipe for Bradshaw Beans, here.

Annette’s Not Terry Bradshaw’s Baked Beans

These flavorful Hot Mixed Beans are great as a side dish, or this recipe can be a meal all by itself!

Ingredients need for Hot Mixed Beans

Hot Mixed Beans 


Hot Mixed Beans


1 1b. bacon, cut into pieces

1-1/2 onion, diced

½ bottle Heinz chili sauce

½ cup light brown sugar

Small can lima beans, drained

Small can black-eyed peas, drained

1 large can northern beans, drained

1 medium can pork and beans, undrained



Cut bacon into piece and dice onions.Fry.When done, drain off grease.

Place into saucepan, pot, or crockpot adding chili sauce, brown sugar, drained beans, and undrained pork and beans.

Cook on low heat for 2-4 hours. ( Crockpot temperatures vary, but you may wish to cook on high.)


Made Me Smile  :o)

Disney Mugs

How do you typically begin your day?  Most mornings, I enjoy the morning with a steaming brew of my favorite Barry’s Tea, served up in a cute Disneyland, or Disney World, Starbucks mug. 
Do you have a favorite mug at your house?

My colorful collection of cute Walt Disney World and Disneyland mugs

Esther Williams Movies

On Sunday winter afternoons, I have been enjoying “diving”(Pun alert) into a happy classic film.  
My movies of choice, lately, have featured swimming sensation, Esther Williams.  Each film is a treat for the eyes filled with colorful costumes, amazing swimming sequences, and fun plot lines.


My movies of choice, lately on Sunday afternoon, have featured swimming sensation,
Esther Williams.  


Enjoy these St. Patrick’s Day-related blog posts, and others, below.
Just click “here” after the blog title, and enjoy.  :o)
For other March-related, and other past blog posts, go to imannette.nethere,
and browse under “archives” on the right-hand side. 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, March 2019, here.
Includes instructions for no-bake Leprechaun Hats

A Bit o’ Green to Chase Those (Coronavirus) Blues Away, March 2020, here.
Includes recipe for no-bake Shamrock Pretzels

Irish Gold, Part 2, October 2013, here.
Includes a recipe for Irish Gold

Irish Gold, Part 1, October 2013, here.
Includes the recipe from Ashford Castle for Tea Sandwiches

The Quiet Man’s Ireland-Day 1, October 2013, here.
Includes locations from the classic film, 
The Quiet Man

The Quiet Man’s Ireland-Day 2, or A Day Fit for a Quiet Man Crazy, October 2013, here.
More locations from, the classic film, The Quiet Man

Top of the Mornin’ to Ya, February 2014, here.
Includes locations from the classic film, The Quiet Man,
plus other St. Patrick’s Day movie and tv show suggestions,
and a recipe for Easy Artichoke Dip.

Don’t Pinch Me, I’m Wearing Green Underwear!, March 2018, here.
Includes recipes for Irish Gold, and Irish Stew

Failte, March 2021, here.
Includes recipe for Shepherd’s Pie and Chocolate Mint Dessert

Family Fun at the Fair, and other Minnesota Stuff, September 2019, here.
Includes recipe for Baked Buffalo Wings.

Football, the Super Bowl, and John Madden’s Super Bowl Stew, January 2014, here.
Includes the recipe for John Madden’s own Super Bowl Stew.

Thank you for reading I’m Annette!

May your days be blessed, and your taste buds happy!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!



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