What were your Superbowl "Hits"
Mine were Popcorn Shrimp, Pork and Chive Dumplings and a"kickass" and spicy Cajun Jambalaya. Care to share yours?
Trader Joe's pizza dough with homemade sauce, shaved fennel, Batali sausage, chopped rosemary, cheeses. One guest figured out that the tapenade was then good on the crisp edges that didn't have toppings :) I cut it into about 1-1/2" squares so very easy to pick up.
I kind of made it up because I needed something else on the table that was cheap and easy to prepare. I cooked the lentils a little bit longer than I normally would, because they were going to be mashed up.
1 lb bag brown lentils, cooked
2 handfuls walnuts, toasted
2 large sweet onions
splash white wine (i used some that was already in the fridge)
salt, pepper, red pepper flakes
Carmelize onions on a very low fire until browned. I did this while the lentils were cooking.
In a food processor, pulse lentils, walnuts, and wine.
Add in half the onions, spices and pulse until smooth. Taste and add more wine and spices if necessary.
Scoop into a serving bowl and top with remaining onions
I made mine Friday and served it Sunday, so I put the onions in a separate little dish and topped it right before serving. It did firm up a lot in the fridge.
The most requested always is the Bonnies Buffalo Dip- and it ws a winner again this year. We enjoyed perfect pork ribs and 2 huge pans of lasagna came out at 1/2 time- though it didn't get eatten up like the host thought it would. The hotel pan sized molten lava cake and vanilla ice cream hit the spot for most!!
Slow Cooker Chili Con Carne from the Soups and Stews special edition of Cooks Illustrated, it is SO good!
...I wonder how it compares to the other Cooks Illustrated Chili Con Carne.
It was just family around here, but we went through a TON of "classic" bacon-wrapped jalapenos (sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese and fresh jalapenos with bacon, what's not to love?).
I used the rest of the bacon to make an impromptu jalapeno stuffed, bacon-wrapped dates app. I loved the spicy/crunchy/sweet/bacon-y mix, but my kids just don't care for bacon-wrapped dates, period. The end.