Super Bowl 2007 Suggestions
The Knorr Spinach and Vegetable dip in pumpernickel loaf is always a hit as are handmade pigs and blankets (smear a bit of mustard before rolling), mini bacon and cheddar potato skins, buffalo popcorn shrimp with a chive blue cheese dressing dip, hot crab dip, hot queso and salsa dip, homemade gaucamole.........................
oh my...those garlic chicken wings sound AWESOME! My husband is nuts about garlic...I might have to make those very soon.
I've had some hits with simple chicken wings...I just toss them with taco seasoning and cook'em. People go nuts over them and they don't believe me when I tell them I just tossed them with taco seasoning. Serve with some ranch dressing to dip and watch them go!
A must - Chicken wings. Use two or three frozen bags and bake them from frozen in a huge foil pan until the juice has settled in the bottom . Drain the juice, and cover wings in a mixture of soy sauce, barbeque sauce, italian dressing and a generous amount of brown sugar. Don't measure - just taste! You can add tabasco for spice if you want. Then continue cooking in a 300 degree oven until the sauce is very sticky and the wings start to brown. Takes several hours (2-3) but worth the wait, even if they are all gone in 10 minutes!
For football days, I like to make:
homemade potato chips with various types of dip
of course chicken wings
make them yourself nachos... with all the different things like carnitas, cheese, jalepenos, green onions, cilantro, homemade salsa, chicken, etc.
salami, proscuitto, cheese platter
for dessert, lots of fresh cookies
try combining in a sauce pot
any cheap bar b q sauce
a little cayenne pepper
and hickory flavored liquid smoke simmer for a few
then grill ribs till halfway cooked slather with 1/2 of the sauce
then finish grilling and serve with the rest of the sauce as a rib dipper.
my secret is to cook ribs in a slow oven covered for 4-5 hours then remove and drain. cover with bbq sauce and cook another 30 minutes or so at 375.
a jar of plum preserves
a cheap hicory bbq sauce
1 T of Worcestshire
2 T Soy sauce
1T minced garlic
onion powder, ground pepper to taste..... mix together and simmer in a small pot for a few minutes.
This is my all-time favorite football food. Get up early and soak the chicken wings in the oil and garlic all day before breading them. Your house will smell incredible when you bake these! Note: I just buy the container of already-peeled garlic cloves for this...saves time. I eyeball what 3 heads would be...the more the better! I would also line the sheet with nonstick foil for easier clean-up.
Garlic Chicken Wings
2 lbs. chicken wings or drumettes
3 heads fresh garlic, separated into cloves and peeled
1 cup plus 1 TAB extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 375. Split the wings at each joint and discard tips; rinse, then pat dry. Place the garlic, 1 cup olive oil, salt, and hot pepper sauce in a blender or food processor and puree. Pour into a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and pepper. Grease a shallow nonstick baking pan with the remaining 1 TAB olive oil. Dip the wings, one at a time, in the garlic puree, then roll them in the bread crumb mixture, coating them thoroughly. Place in baking pan in a single layer. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes until brown and crisp.
Easy Mariachi Drumsticks
1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
1 pkg Lawry's Taco Spices
2 dozen chicken drummettes
Garnish: salsa, ranch dressing (homemade buttermilk kind)
In a large plastic bag, combine taco chips & Taco spices and shake well to mix. Dampen chicken with water and shake off excess. Shake a few drummettes at a time in the baggie until well coated. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 for 45 min. or until crispy. I've made before for a Superbowl pot luck.