Like so many of us who like, ok love football. America’s pastime sport today in my house is GAME DAY!
Super bowl Sunday is an exciting day here. Mainly because our team is in it! Personally I am not a huge fan – ok I am not really a fan at all but my husband is so the game will be on and we will be cheering for our home team
In my last blog entry I mentioned that new site I LOVE; Pinterest
Well it is such a FABULOUS site I thought I would share some awesome game food recipes. There are a ton on the site but these are a few that caught my eye…. Happy Super Bowl Sunday. GO TEAM!
Cheddar Bacon Dip (a.k.a Crack)
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16 oz sour cream
1 packet Ranch dressing mix
3 oz bacon bits (in the bag not jar)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Mix together and refrigerate 24 hours. Serve with chips and/or veggies.
BAKED MOZZARELLA STICKS
These are freezer friendly, in fact these MUST be frozen before you bake them or you will have one big cheesy mess in your oven! The good news is you can bread them all ahead of time then place them on tray with wax paper and freeze them until you are ready to bake. Make the marinara sauce a day ahead as well. Happy Superbowl Sunday!!
Skinny Baked Mozzarella Sticks
12 sticks part-skim, reduced sodium mozzarella string cheese (Sargento)
1 large egg, beaten
2 tbsp flour
5 tbsp Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
5 tbsp panko crumbs
2 tsp parmesan cheese
1 tbsp dried parsley
olive oil cooking spray (I used my misto)
Cut cheese in half to give you 24 pieces. Place cheese in the freezer until cheese is frozen.
In small bowl, whisk the egg. Place the flour on another small dish. In separate bowl, combine bread crumbs, panko, parmesan cheese and dried parsley
Dip the frozen sticks in flour, shaking off excess, then into the egg, then coat with the crumbs.
Repeat this process with the remaining cheese placing them on a tray with wax paper. Place cheese back into the freezer until ready to bake (this is a must or they will melt before the crumbs get golden).
When ready to bake preheat oven to 400° F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly spray with oil.
Place frozen cheese sticks on baking sheet. Spray the tops of the mozzarella sticks with a little more oil and bake in the bottom third of your oven until crisp, about 4 to 5 minutes. Turn and bake an additional 4 – 5 minutes watching them closely so they don’t melt.
Makes 24 pieces.
CHOCOLATE COVERED FOOTBALL STRAWBERRIES
Melt milk chocolate
Dip bottom of strawberries in melted chocolate
Place on wax paper to dry
With white icing , pipe on the lines of a football