Friday 4th of February 2011 08:42 AM
By Kim L. Fritzemeier
KFRM Central Kansas Reporter
Farm Wife along the Stafford/Reno County Line
True confessions: I'm not really a Green Bay Packers fan, AKA, a Cheesehead. I am, however, a fan of one of their players. Jordy Nelson played for my beloved K-State Wildcats. Our K-State No. 27 ...
... is now Green Bay Packer No. 87 and a wide receiver and punt returner for the Wisconsin team.
He's a small-town Kansas boy, the son of a farm family from Leonardville, who now also own a restaurant there called Nelson's Landing. He went to Riley County High School before putting on a purple uniform and earning All-American honors.
So, for this Super Bowl, I'm rooting for the Green Bay Packers. Besides, having a "personal" connection gives me more reasons to watch the game than just the Super Bowl commercials.
I have to be a little careful here. My sports fanatic son truly dislikes "bandwagon fans," the people who join the party when things are going well ... and likewise jump ship when a little adversity comes their way.
But I think I'll even have Brent's OK to cheer for Green Bay this week since we're talking about Jordy here.
Whether I'm a true Green Bay Packer fan or not, I am a true cheesehead in another regard: I do love cheese.
If you're a cheesehead, too, I have a perfect Super Bowl snack for you. It's good no matter when you serve it - whether at a ladies' luncheon, a holiday get-together or watching the football game - whether you're cheering for the Packers or the Steelers.
It looks fancy, but it's really fairly easy to put together. And that ooey-gooey cheese with the tart cranberry?
It will make anyone a cheesehead. Enjoy!