Lotsa Superbowl Foods!

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We’re not big football fans here, but I find my many recipe sites are BIG on football snacks & appetizers – great for sharing with YOU!

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Sausage Won Ton Appetizers

1 (12 oz) pkg. wonton wrappers
1 lb. pork or hot sausage
2 C. shredded Colby cheese
1/2 medium green pepper, chopped fine
1/2 medium red pepper, chopped fine
2 bunches green onions, chopped fine
1/2 C. Ranch salad dressing

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Lightly press wonton wrappers into bottom
& up sides of  mini muffin cups. Bake 5
minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
(do not overbake). In large skillet, cook sausage
until no longer pink & drain well. Stir in cheese,
peppers, onions & Ranch dressing. Spoon by
rounded spoonfuls into each wonton cup. Bake
6-7 minutes or until heated through & cheese
is melted. Makes about 3 dozen.

(recipe: Lynn-justapinch.com)
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Party Sausage Dip

12 oz. Italian pork sausage
1/4 C. frozen chopped onion
1 (16 oz) can Manwich BOLD
sloppy joe sauce
4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes
1/4 C. water
(Tortilla chips, for dipping)

Cook sausage & onion in large skillet
over medium-high heat 5 minutes or
until sausage is crumbled & no longer pink,
stirring occasionally; drain. Add Manwich,
cream cheese & water; reduce heat to Low;
simmer 5 minutes or until cheese melts;
stirring occasionally. Serve with tortilla chips.
Makes 14 (about 1/4 C. ea) servings.

(recipe: hungryforfootball.com)

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Chicken Fiesta Nachos

1 (10 oz) can Ro*Tel diced tomatoes &
green chilies, drained, liquid reserved
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
1 (6 oz) bag corn tortilla chips
1 C. shredded, cooked rotisserie chicken
1 C. shredded Cheddar & Monterey Jack
cheese blend (1 C = 4 oz)
1/4 C. sliced green onions
1 (2.25 oz) can sliced ripe olives, drained
(sour cream & guacamole, for serving)

Preheat oven 400 degrees F.
Reserve 1/2 C. drained tomatoes; set aside.
Blend remaining tomatoes & reserved liquid
with beans in medium bowl. Arrange chips in
large shallow baking dish. Top with bean/tomato
mixture & chicken; sprinkle top with cheese. Bake
5 minutes or until cheese melts. Top with reserved
tomatoes, green onions & olives. Garnish with sour
cream & guacamole. Serve immediately. Makes 6
servings.

(recipe: hungryforfootball.com)

Sweet ‘n Spicy Chicken Wings

1 (10 oz) can Ro*Tel diced tomatoes &
green chilies, undrained
1/4 C. sour cream
2 T. margarine, melted
2 T. honey
16 chicken wing drumettes (about 2 lb.)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Preheat broiler
Spray broiler pan with nonstick spray;
set aside. Place undrained tomatoes in
food processor; pulse until finely chopped.
Drain half of tomatoes; combine with sour
cream to make dip; set aside. Place remaining
undrained tomatoes in small bowl; combine
with melted margarine & honey. Sprinkle
chicken with salt & pepper in large bowl. Add
half of tomato mixture to wings; toss to coat.
Transfer to broiler pan; broil 10 minutes. Turn
wings; spoon remaining tomato mixture on wings.
Broil 10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink
and tender (180 degrees F.). Serve with dip.
Makes 4 servings (4 drumettes with 2 T. dip, each)

(recipe: readyseteat.com)
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Peanut Butter Popcorn Munch

1 bag (2.9 oz) microwave popcorn
1 C. tiny pretzel twists
1/4 C. creamy peanut butter
2 T. margarine
3/4 C. confectioners sugar

Prepare popcorn accordg. to pkg.
directions. Remove all unpopped kernels.
Combine popped corn & pretzels in large
bowl. Microwave peanut butter & margarine
in small microwaveable bowl on High 1 to
1 1/2 minutes or until melted; stir to blend.
Drizzle mixture evenly over popcorn mixture;
toss to coat. Sprinkle confectioners sugar over
popcorn mixture; toss to coat. Cool 10 minutes
before serving. Store leftovers in tightly sealed
container. Serves 6 (1 C. each)

(recipe: readyseteat.com)
Muffin Tin ‘Mini Lasagnas’

12 oz. ground turkey
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 C. chopped mushrooms
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 (15 oz) can tomato sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, divided
pinch red pepper flakes
1 1/2 C. ricotta cheese
1/2 tsp. dried basil
24 wonton wrappers
1 1/2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven 375 degrees F.
Spray a 12-cup muffin tin generously
with nonstick spray.
Add turkey, onions, mushrooms, salt &
pepper to large skillet on medium to
medium-high heat. Using a wooden
spoon, break up turkey into small
crumbles; cook about 10 minutes until
turkey has browned. Stir in garlic; cook
30 seconds-1 minute, just until fragrant.
Add tomato sauce, 1 tsp. oregano & red
pepper flakes; stir to combine. Taste &
season with additional salt & pepper, if
desired. Bring sauce to gentle boil, reduce
heat & simmer 10 minutes; remove from
heat & set aside. In medium bowl, stir
together ricotta, remaining 1/2 tsp. oregano,
basil and a pinch each of salt & pepper.


To assemble:


Press 1 wonton wrapper into each well of
muffin pan – be sure to press them into the
bottom & sides of the pan. working with half
the ricotta mixture, divide it among the wells
of the pan evenly, pressing ricotta into an even
layer. Working with half the tomato sauce, divide
it among the wells of the pan, spreading in an even
layer rather than mounding. Sprinkle 2 tsp. mozzarella over top of each. Press a second wonton wrapper onto each & repeat process of layering, using second half of ricotta mixture, remaining half of tomato sauce & two more tsp. of mozzarella per cup. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted & bubbly. Remove muffin pan to a wire rack & let mini lasagnas cool a few minutes before removing them. Garnish with fresh basil before serving, if desired.  Makes 12

(recipe: traceysculinaryadventures.com)
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Cheese Dip

1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
2 C. grated Cheddar cheese or
grated jalapeo jack
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small red onion, diced*

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Place all ingredients in a shallow baking dish
(a 9″ square pan or round quiche pan will be perfect!)
Microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until  ingredients
are melted enough to stir together.
Stir until combined.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until
lightly browned.

Serve with Triscuits, Wheat Thins, or Frito€™s Scoops for dipping
or fresh Veggies

*can use chopped green onions

(recipe: Facebook)
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Mexican Pizza

1 (10 oz) can Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with
lime juice & cilantro, drained/divided
1 (16 oz) can refried beans
6 honey-wheat pita pocket breads (6 1/2″)
3/4 C. shredded Mexican cheese blend
4 1/2 C. thinly shredded romaine lettuce
6 T. finely chopped red onion

Preheat oven 450 degrees F.
Place 1/4 C. drained tomatoes in small bowl;
set aside. Mix remaining tomatoes & beans in
small bowl until combined. Spread evenly onto
pita breads. Sprinkle breads evenly with cheese;
place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8-10
minutes or until edges of breads are lightly
browned & cheese melts, rotating pans halfway
through. Top with lettuce, onion & reserved tomatoes.
Serves 6 (1 pizza each)

(recipe: hungryforfootball.com)
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 Sloppy Joe Slider Pull-Aparts
(appetizers)

1 lb. ground beef/sirloin (90% lean)
1 (15 oz) can Manwich original sloppy
joe sauce
1 (12 oz) pkg. Hawaiian dinner rolls
(in tray)

Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high
heat 7 minutes or until crumbled & no longer
pink, stirring occasionally; drain. Stir in Manwich
& heat through. Remove attached rolls from
pkg; do NOT separate. Cut in half horizontally,
leaving bottom half slightly thicker than top half.
Spread beef mixture evenly over bottom of rolls.
Place top of rolls over beef. Place on serving
platter. Either pull-apart sliders following roll
indentations or cut apart using serrated knife.
Serves 6 (2 rolls each)

(recipe: hungryforfootball.com)
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Sizzling Burgers with Sweet/Sour sauce

1 lb. ground beef
1 (8 oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
& finely chopped
6 T. sliced green onions, divided
2 T. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 C. mayonnaise
3 T. Sweet & Sour sauce (LaChoy)
4 hamburger buns, split & toasted

lettuce leaves, tomato slices or pineapple
slices (optional toppings)

Combine ground beef, water chestnuts,
4 T. green onions, soy sauce, garlic powder
& pepper in medium bowl. Shape mixture
into four burger patties about 1/2″ thick; set
aside. Spray grill pan with nonstick spray. Heat
over medium-high heat. When hot, add burger
patties & cook 5-7 minutes per side or until
juices appear on surface & burgers are browned.
Turn & cook remaining side until no longer pink
in center. Combine mayonnaise, sweet & sour
sauce & remaining 2 T. green onions. Spread
1 T. sweet/sour mixture on EACH half of buns.
Assemble burgers & serve immediately.
Serves 4 (1 burger, each)

(recipe: lachoy.com)
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

1 (2layer) devil’s food cake mix
1 (3.4 oz) vanilla instant pudding mix
1 C. cold milk
1/2 C. creamy peanut butter
1 1/2 C. Cool Whip, thawed
1 (4 oz) pkg. semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 C. dry roasted peanuts, chopped

Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Prepare cake mix according to pkg;
pour batter into 24 paper-lined muffin
cups & bake accordg. to pkg directions;
let cool 30 minutes. (cupcakes need to
be warm to fill).
Beat pudding mix & milk with whisk 2 minutes,
add peanut butter; mix well. Spoon into small
freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag.
Snip off one corner from bottom of bag to make
a pipping bag. Insert tip of bag into center of
each cupcake; pipe in about 1 T. filling. Microwave
Cool Whip & chocolate in microwaveable bowl on
High 1 1/2 minutes or until chocolate is melted &
mixture is well blended, stirring after 1 minute. Dip
tops of cupcakes into mixture; sprinkle tops with
chopped nuts. Makes 24 cupcakes.

(recipe: Kraft foods)
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Not much exciting going on around here lately; our weather is just about the same as most of the nation: COLD! Last night was supposed to be the coldest yet – below zero; not exactly sure just how FAR below zero, but I was doing my “Mommy worrying” thing when the boys were late getting home. (They both made it in safely). I forced myself to get out and go shopping yesterday – just to get out of the house. I don’t know about you, but right about this time of year I get that SAD thing:

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression, winter blues or seasonal depression, was considered a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter.

Basically it just makes you have no desire to DO anything/go anywhere, etc. (my thoughts: “Oh, Joy – and we’ve got lots MORE winter before SPRING!”). Anyway it helped just to get out. I tend to get in the mood where I don’t want to go out because (I’m guessing here) I worry I will either get stuck in the snow or not be able to get back UP my driveway. You kind of get ‘gun shy’ after making it through all the earlier snow storms. We’re supposed to be getting another 1″ of snow today/tonight (80% chance). Right now it’s clear out and 22 degrees; I’m considering going out shopping again today for the few things Meijers didn’t have (plain sponges! all they had were those kitchen sponges with the scratchy backs – don’t want those!). Along with the mood thing, I’m really not in the mood to cook anything! I’ve got 4 VERY black bananas that are just screaming to be made into banana bread – gotta do that today. Tomorrow we will be getting our grandson (7 1/2) – first time since before Christmas. His mom lost her job, so she was just watching him; we got to see him at least once a week when oldest son dropped over, so it’s not like a ‘forever’ not seeing him thing but this will put us back in the ‘once a week’ grandson sitting routine.

Options for dinner tonight are: Salmon patties OR homemade Potato soup – I’m thinkin’ salmon, since we’ve done mostly chili/soups lately.

How are YOU holding out with all this goofy weather? Is it really cold where you’re at? I feel bad for us, being mostly close to zero temps, but then I read about other areas around here that are ALWAYS much lower temps (like Oxford or Lake Orion) – or my cousin in Iowa. No matter HOW bad our weather is, his is ALWAYS worse! More snow/colder temps, etc. – I guess it just goes back to what I wrote a few posts ago: COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS!  

Went online to KMart/Sears.com to see if I could order some heavy men’s winter gloves (all the stores around here are sold out). Was really happy to find several kinds at really discount prices ONLY to go to check-out and get a message: “Sorry, this item is out of stock”- with no “order will be processed when items are in stock” – sigh. Got ticked and went to my old standby: Amazon.com. Got 4 pairs of heavy gloves (not as low a discount) BUT they’re shipping them out today! YAY! (my guys go through hats & gloves like water; asked youngest where the other gray glove was I lent him – “I don’t know! I had it then I didn’t!) Great – there goes my Fall/Early Spring driving gloves! (I should know better than lend them my stuff -right?) Oh well . . . life goes on.

(goofy font size! Can’t change it, either!) Hope you’re managing OK in whatever weather situation you’re faced with. STAY WARM!

Hugs;

Pammie

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  1. I can only say this too shall pass ( but not soon enough for me ) Lady Jane!!!


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