Super Bowl Party! – 3 recipes

I have a confession to make. I don’t watch much professional football. I also NEVER miss watching a Super Bowl. Why? One word….

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I look forward to them every year, and often it’s difficult for me to narrow down just one to call my favorite for that year. I’m sure this year won’t be any different.  Another aspect I look forward to is the party aspect. Whether it’s just the two of us, or a house full of family and friends, there is food to make, share and consume!

chex

One of our favorite party/snack foods of course is Chex Party Mix. There are a thousand recipes out there.  You can Google your own, and tweak  it according to your favorite tastes. Here’s our favorite:

  • 4 cups each Rice and Corn Chex
  • 1 cup mixed nuts
  • 2 cups small pretzels, or broken sticks
  • 1.5 cups Oyster Crackers
  • 1 stick of melted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Season Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Chili Powder

Prep Note:     I melt the butter and add the W sauce (That’s what I call it because I can’t pronounce it!) I pour that mixture over the cereal in my roasting pan, then sprinkle the dry ingredients over  everything and stir well.

Heat oven to 250°F. In large bowl, mix cereals, nuts, pretzels and bagel chips; set aside. In ungreased large roasting pan, melt butter in oven. Stir in seasonings. Gradually stir in cereal mixture until evenly coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread on paper towels to cool, about 15 minutes. Store in airtight container

I have tried the microwave directions, and IMO, it just isn’t the same.

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Party Ryes

Who doesn’t love a 3 ingredient snack or appetizer? These are SUPER simple, and irresistable. Definitely a crown pleaser.

  • Brown and drain a 1 pound package of your favorite breakfast sausage. Hot, medium or mild is your choice.
  • While sausage is hot (after draining) stir in 1/3 of a package of Velveeta (or your choice of store brand) cheese
  • 1 package of Jewish Rye Cocktail Bread

Bake at 350 for 8-9 minutes until bread is toasted to your preferred doneness

Note: When it’s just the two of us, I make this on regular rye bread, not the smaller ones.

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This recipe is from Wilton, and you have to use the pan, but…. the pan is very versatile in being used for other projects from Easter to animal cakes.  You can make the burger from and form, then just slice, or make a sub sandwich. The recipe at the link above uses frozen bread dough in the “First and Ten” pan from Wilton to make the football shaped buns.

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