leave your inhibitions at the door
We’re finally here in the last week of the NFL season. With the Bears season over weeks ago and the holidays upon us, you’d think that I’d pack it in and not give a damn about picks this week. And you’d be partly right.
But the last week of the season has always been an interesting week for football predictions because many teams who are either in or out of the playoffs don’t really give a damn. The ones that are in will rest starters and avoid major injuries. Some of the ones that aren’t in the playoffs won’t give a damn either because a loss will get them a better draft pick – unless the coach is about to get fired, then he’ll try to win. They all say they want to finish the season strong, but I don’t know if I believe that.
As you can see there are a lot of factors that have nothing to do with the actual game on the field. So for this final week I’m not going to choose based on who I think would actually win head-to-head, I’m going to do it based on the following hierarchy:
I got this recipe from “The Gastrokid Cookbook”, creators of GastroKid.com. I picked up the book when Borders was closing and it’s easily the best $4 I’ve ever spent. It’s not so much a cookbook with recipes that kids can do, although there are a few that they can. It’s more of meals that lean toward the adventurous that everyone in the family can enjoy. It’s definitely not the usual family cookbook. Everything I’ve made from it has been a solid hit with everyone in the family and were very easy to make – salmon saltimbocca, Spotted Pig’s Gnudi (gnocchi made with ricotta), roasted chickpea bruschetta.
This week’s picks
This guest produce this time is a bunch of Maitake mushrooms who chose teams by flipping a coin.