Just taking a show of hands to see who won. I watched the Super Bowl, but ironed napkins during the second quarter, just to get myself in the Downton mindset. And then the “power surge” (quotation marks because—really? You mean to tell me that the blackout was not caused by a Silicon Valley hacker wanting a reset button for the 49ers? That is the theory of Real Simple Executive Editor Sarah Humphreys, and I stand by Sarah on that one) very conveniently made it even easier to choose Downton Abbey over the Superdome.
It felt downright un-American, but was worth it to see Ethel pull off the luncheon. I may even make salmon mousse for the next Super Bowl.