Monday, February 02, 2009

Super Bowl Food

Even though we had no people over for the game we still had a ton of food and just munched on things all day.

Corn and Black Bean Salsa

1 bag of frozen corn
1 can of black beans
1 small red onion, chopped
1 fresh jalepeno, diced
2 medium tomoatoes, diced
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup of olive oil
2 avacadoes, chopped
salt, pepper, cumin and lime juice to taste

John requested this. Actually he said, "I want that corn salsa stuff that Matt H*man makes" (that's his brother). He also requested cocktail weinies in BBQ sauce, but I was only willing to go so far. I think what makes this good is a TON of lime juice and cilantro. I used a whole one of those little round lime juice squeezy things that are always hidden over with the actual lemon and limes in the grocery store. What's great about this is that you can personalize it however you want. I've also seen olives and garlic added, I just not a fan of olives and forgot to put in the garlic. I personally would have added a bit more corn and a bit less onion. This recipe makes a TON and we ate almost all of it. I also suggest not adding the avacado right away. Just let it set for awhile in the fridge and then add the avacado just before eating.

Spinach Artichoke Dip (crockpot)

1 bag of fresh spinach
1 can of artichoke hearts
1 cup of parm cheese
1 cup of mozz cheese
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream

Roughly chop the spinach and artichoke hearts. Toss into the crockpot and mix with 1/2 cup each of parm and mozz cheese, the cream cheese and sour cream. Cook for 1 hour on high or 2 on low. If the spinach isn't totally wilted let it cook for awhile longer. Top with the other 1/2 cups of cheese and leave the lid off until cheese is melted.

This dip was awesome! John and I again almost ate the whole thing, ok, maybe just half. We ate it with tortilla chips and I also found some crostini type toast hidden amongst the pita chips at the grocery store that we used.

Shredded Chicken Tacos (crockpot)

1 cup chicken broth
1 lb of boneless skinless chicken breasts
3 Tbsp taco seasoning

Mix the chicken broth and taco seasoning and pour over the chicken breasts. Cook low for 6-8 hours and then shred.

Earlier in the month when I was avoiding the grocery store I made my own taco seasoning and used it again for this recipe.

Taco Seasoning

6 teaspoons chili powder
5 teaspoons paprika
4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

7 tsp is equal to one packet of store bought taco seasoning.

I made this cake on Friday night when Becky and Erin came over to watch Vickie Christina Barcelona. I saw it on Kraft Foods and swooned over the thought of it, but thought it was just so so.

Warm Chocolate Pudding Cake

1 pkg. (2-layer size) devil's food chocolate cake mix
2 cups cold milk
1-1/4 cups water
2 pkg. (3.9 oz. each) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping

HEAT oven to 350°F. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Pour into greased 13x9-inch baking dish; set aside.
POUR milk and water into large bowl. Add pudding mixes and sugar. Beat with whisk 2 min. or until blended. Pour over batter.
PLACE baking dish on baking sheet to catch any sauce that bubbles over sides of dish as dessert bakes. Bake 55 min. to 1 hour or until toothpick inserted in center of cake layer comes out clean. Cool 20 min. (Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools). Spoon into serving dishes; top with COOL WHIP.

Both Erin and Becky said it was really good. To me, the pudding tasted like when you accidently buy the pudding you make on the stove and burn it. This may have been because when I went to pour the pudding over the cake batter most of it ended up in the middle. I suggested spooning it out over the cake batter so it ends up more even. Either way you can really beat chocolate on chocolate covered in cool whip.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE those little weenies in BBQ sauce. I am embarrassed to say how many I ate on Superbowl Sunday.


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