Buffalo chicken totchos

Last year our family finally ditched our satellite TV service; since then, I have had absolutely no idea what’s going on in the world of professional sports. It’s not that we don’t have access to the sports channels. In streaming, all things are possible. We actually receive more sports channels than we’ve ever had. The problem is that I have to clear an obstacle to get to them: my streaming service’s home page.

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Any time I open Netflix, Hulu or the like, I’m jumping down a rabbit hole. I know where I want to go and how to get there, but … what’s this? People in my area are watching “The Woman in the House Across the Street From the Girl in the Window?” Why are they watching it? Why haven’t I heard of it? Why are there so many prepositional phrases in the title? I must find out.

This is a long way of saying that the only sports I’ve been tuning into for the past several months are high school games. I know the Super Bowl is coming up but don’t know who’s playing in it, just like I know Tom Brady is (maybe) retiring but don’t know with great confidence (or care) which team he played for most recently.

But we all know Super Bowl Sunday is just an excuse to critique commercials, reminisce about the good old days without the tape delay during the halftime show, and indulge in snacks because calories don’t count when you’re surrounded by friends.

This is a spin on a Pioneer Woman recipe, and I gave it a try because the hubby loves buffalo chicken. But even though calories don’t count on Super Bowl Sunday, they still tend to appear on my thighs the next morning, so this is a little lightened up: the tater tots are baked, the chicken isn’t breaded and the recipe uses a lot less butter than traditional wings.

So if you’re wondering who I’m rooting for on Sunday, it’s totchos. I am Team Totchos all the way.

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