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It’s not every year that two of the local teams play for the championship, and although we’re really more of a baseball and basketball family, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement about the Forty-Niners.

Naturally, I’m all about the food, and that leads to two questions: How can our meal support our team? And, having read about Lisa’s Super Bowl plans, how, I wonder, can this happen without me spending game day in the kitchen?

I asked the family what we should eat for a Red and Gold Superbowl Dinner.

“Chips and salsa!” suggested Eli.

“Lemon meringue pie with raspberry sauce,” said Ben.

Tony says he’s going to Gordo’s for a burrito — a Super, naturally, for the Super Bowl. And so it’s set: the kids and I can make the pie Saturday night, and then Sunday all we have to do is open the chips and salsa and take a half-time walk to the taqueria.

Go Niners!