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Friday, February 5, 2010

Super Superbowl Foodie Friday

Haven't worked on the quilt in a couple days.  So disappointed.  Just seems so many other things in the way.

More wet. . . glad the snow didn't accumulate as much as it could have - that could have been, oh, I don't know, just bad.  Yeah - really bad.  But the kitties don't care. . . all snuggled in their heated kitty bed.  Just look at little Fritzie. . . . Ah, such is the feline life.  And actually, if we have to have snow - it's a beautiful one this morning with huge marshmallow-puff flakes.  Lovely.

So, Superbowl's this Sunday.  We don't watch sports - BUT, we do like the food that goes with the games. . . buffalo wings, nachos, guacamole, pizza bites - what's your favorite?

Traditionally, when we stay home, we make super-nachos.  Holy cow - these are something else, I'm telling you. 

Super-Nachos start with a layer of tortilla chips, which is topped with a pound of taco-seasoned fried ground beef, pickled jalepenos, black olives, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar, sour cream and salsa.  AMAZING! 

If we're going somewhere to (not) watch the game and (oh yes!) eat, we usually take some chips and veggies and dip.  How lame is that?  I think this year, whether we stay at home or not, we'll make guacamole and veggie pizza.  Once again, one of those dough balls will be put to use.  Manomanoman - do I LOVE those things! 

For the Veggie Pizza we'll need:

frozen dough ball (or 2 pkgs crescent rolls)

1 cup lite sour cream

8 ounces neufschatel cheese, softened
1 teaspoon dried or fresh dill weed
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tbsp ranch dressing mix

2 green onions, finely sliced
1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups fresh cauliflower, chopped
1 red or green bell pepper, chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh broccoli, chopped
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/2 cup thinly sliced cucumbers
1 Tbsp finely minced jalepenos
We'll let the frozen dough ball thaw, and just as start to rise, I'll start to pull it to shape, then press it into a greased cookie sheetand let it rise again.  If you're using crescent rolls dough, just line your cooke sheet with the dough.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until golden in color and cool completely.  While it's baking, mix up the 'sauce' and cut up the veggies.  The ones listed are recommended - feel free to change as you like. 

Once the crust is cool, spread with the sauce and top with the veggies.  Cover and chill for 30 minutes (or more), cut into squares and ENJOY!
These also reheat marvelously in a covered frying pan on the stove (no oil needed) on medium heat for about 5 - 10 minutes, or on a cookie sheet on the lowest rack in the oven.   For the oven method (my favorite), put the pieces of veggie pizza you want to warm up on a jellyroll pan and put on the bottom rack of your oven.  Turn the oven to 350 and once the oven reaches temperature, remove the veggie pizza pieces, turn off the oven, and eat them up!  DELISH!
Want my guacamole recipe?  Check in on Menu Monday. . . .
Hope your team wins ~  And even if they don't - your Superbowl Snacks are always winners!

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