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Must Super Sunday Lead to Sick Day Monday?

One puts you on the floor. The other says it can get you off it. hide caption

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Since I have a good TV and a large den, it's a given that I have friends over for the Super Bowl. But since Super Sunday goes late — and often leaks into Miserable Monday — I've got a gastronomical plan to help my pals make it into work the next day. And it even goes with a Southwestern theme, in honor of the game's host state of Arizona.

Prickly Pear Margaritas
The recipe: Lime juice, prickly pear juice, Cointreau, and Tequila with a little sugar and lots of ice. Shake the hell out of it, and pour over more ice.

'Healthy' Snacks
Help the recovery with actual things the body needs, beyond fat and salt. I'll have almonds and pecans (protein foods) out early, with some booze-absorbing cheeses. Then grilled beef or chicken tacos.

A Mighty Garnish
And if that's not enough, I'll be garnishing the drinks with goji berries. You know, the Chinese/Tibetan berries that are full of anti-oxidants. The ones that supposedly kept some Chinese dude alive 'til he was about 250 years old. I bet he never had trouble dragging it in on a Monday.