SUPER BOWL XLIX!
The first Super Bowl was established in 1967 and called “Super Sunday” (later changed to “Super Bowl” with the 5th game in Jan. 1970). Held in Los Angeles the game was between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Packers won
Super Bowl & Food!!! Super Bowl is the 2nd largest food consumption day in the United States, just after Thanksgiving! It’s usually buffet-style…wings, chili, pizza, chips, dips, etc.
Since the Super Bowl is on Feb. 1st, we're featuring some Super Bowl family favorites, “Em’s Favorite Wings” and a simple but popular favorite, “Pigs In A Blanket”. Also, for a nice addition to your “nibble” selection, try our “Krispy Cheese Bites”. Whether your party is for 2 or 200, we hope these, along with the former ones listed in our Recipe Archives (ref. below) will help in planning your party.
Em’s Favorite Wings
5 lbs. chicken wings
½ cup butter, melted
¼ cup Texas Pete Hot Sauce (Tabasco, if you like hotter)
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
Oil for frying
Celery Hearts, cut in 3-inch sticks
Blue Cheese Dip
Fry chicken wings in hot oil for 8 minutes, drain on paper towels. Stir the melted butter, hot sauce and vinegar together and pour over chicken wings, tossing gently to coat.
Serve with celery heart sticks and blue cheese dip. Serves 8 to 12
Blue Cheese Dip
Make a day or two before using. It needs to sit 24 hrs. or overnight in fridge for flavors to blend. Combine: 16-oz. container sour cream and 1½ cups mayonnaise. Crumble 2, 4-oz. containers of crumbled blue cheese. Optional: add a little Texas Pete and garlic salt to taste. If you have some left over, add a little milk and you have a great blue cheese salad dressing!
Pigs In A Blanket
2 (8-oz.) cans Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
48 cocktail-size Hillshire Farm “Lit’l Smokie” sausages
Choice of mustard or favorite bar-b-q sauce for dipping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll both cans of the dough and separate into 16 triangles. Cut the triangles lengthwise into 3 narrow triangles from the widest end up to the point. Place a sausage on the widest side of the triangle and roll up to the opposite point. Place, point side down, on 2 ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 12 to 15 minutes (I find 12 is sufficient) until golden brown, switching position of cookie sheets halfway through baking. Immediately remove from cookie sheets and serve warm. Have little bowls of mustard or bar-b-q sauce ready for dipping. Makes 48 servings
Note: You could just do one roll at a time, preparing the 2nd roll while the first is baking.
We only needed 24, so I just did one can of crescent rolls.
Krispy Cheese Bites
An old recipe but still a popular one. Men love these!
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. Texas Pete Hot Sauce
(or Tabasco for hotter)
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup Rice Krispy cereal
Combine the softened butter, flour, salt, hot sauce and cheese, mixing well with hands. Add the cereal. Put the mixture on a sheet of waxed paper. Squeeze and knead and dough with both hands just like you would bread dough. (do not attempt to use an electric mixer, the dough is too stiff) Knead until it forms a nice smooth dough. Pinch off small bite-size pieces and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. With a fork press each one and either sprinkle a little paprika or place a pecan half on top, pressing down slightly to adhere to dough. Or do some of both! Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Makes 25, depending on size.