I LOVE FOOTBALL!!! Yes, I'm a woman, I promise!!! :-) I love everything about the sport- the game, the camaraderie, tailgating and the FOOD!!! My dad has become a great tailgater and makes all kinds of stuff under that tent!
So now, it is time for the final game to end or season and whether your team (GO COLTS) have made it to the Super Bowl or not we should be watching that game, seeing those new commercials and cheering for the team that is left that we like the best...because it's FUN and because there will be FOOTBALL FOOD!!! :-)
I know that there are many of you out there who are already planning your menu and inviting your guests and there are some of you out there who still don't know what in the world you are going to bring, so let me give you a couple of easy recipes, one savory and one sweet, that everyone will love and will definitely be worthy of a TOUCHDOWN!!!!! And don't forget about my yummy Black Bean Pumpkin Chili recipe that I posted last time, it is perfect for the game too!!!!
Cheesy Pizza Dip
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 c chopped red pepper
1/2 c chopped onion
2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 c chopped Canadian bacon
1/2 c cooked and crumbled bacon (about 10 slices)
1/2 c cooked and crumbled sausage
1/2 c chopped pepperoni
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter over medium heat. Add peppers and onions and sautee 5-6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Combine vegetable mixture, cream cheese and all other remaining ingredients and mix until combined and spoon into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake 30-35 minutes or until dip os browned and bubbly. Serve with Pizza Crust Dippers
Pizza Crust Dippers
2 18 oz can refrigerated pizza crust dough
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp grated Romano cheese
Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease baking sheets. Unroll dough on a clean, flat surface. Brush dough with olive oil and sprinkle evenly with cheese. Use a pizza cutter to cut into 2x3" rectangles. Place on baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
Now for something sweet!!! I never ever come home with any left! Yummy!!!
Cookie Crumble Surprise
1 16 oz container of cool whip
1 lg can of drained, crushed pineapple
3 cans drained mandarin oranges
1 lg package instant vanilla pudding (dry)
1/2 box fudge stripe cookes, crushed (You can put more in if it looks like it needs it.)
Mix everything together and refrigerate forat least an hour before serving!
And if you are just looking for someone to do some work for you, please contact Miguel Hampton!! He makes a terrific salsa and guacamole and he delivers!!!!! His poster is above!!!