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scarsdalesurprise Jan 23, 2012 06:31 AM

Fell asleep thinking about what I'm going to make for this year's festivities - anyone have any new and interesting ideas for 2012?

  1. Samurai Sam Jan 27, 2013 10:35 AM

    i think I am going to make individual pots of cheddar and beer fondue and serve pieces of german soft pretzels and brats alongside for dipping. As my main, I think I will be serving this great, really boldly flavored turkey meatloaf that I make + a homemade sauce for it which is always a hit. The meatloaf is freeform so it's only about 2 inches high and the slices come out fairly skinny - I'm thinking I will serve it as a sub maybe in some bakery hotdog buns which should be just the right size. See pic. *Meatloaf recipe can be found on last weeks blog post on Neurotic Kitchen. Of course my husband will demand wings, which will probably be the Old Bay Buffalo recipe I made earlier this year. Then I was also thinking of doing a cheese and meat plate and of course, pickle back shots may be in order too! Thanks for the other great ideas

     
    1. drewb123 Feb 7, 2012 04:01 PM

      Jalapeno popper dip is always a hit!

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        wyogal Feb 5, 2012 11:18 AM

        Chateaubriand (my brother sent it to me and wants me to try it and report back to him, he's getting ideas for Christmas), will do it up for sandwiches. Also little smokies in crescent roll dough, with cheese whiz (yep, might as well go junk all the way), and mustard for dipping. Also have mini sweet peppers, celery, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and ranch dip.

        1. jenscats5 Feb 5, 2012 10:21 AM

          Sloppy Joes (step-daughter's request)
          BBQ pulled chicken & coleslaw potato skins
          Mashed potato cakes
          Jalapeno poppers - some with cheese/bacon & some with cheesy mashed potatoes
          Spinach/cheese dip (maybe)

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            SocksManly Feb 5, 2012 09:51 AM

            I'm making Korean Spicy Chicken Wings - http://www.chow.com/recipes/11492-kor...

            and Nachos - insert recipe here? Anyone?

            Probably also going to make some kind of indian curry just to use up some yogurt and chicken

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            1. re: SocksManly
              jenscats5 Feb 5, 2012 10:20 AM

              I like to put my nachos on a pizza stone and layer chips, cheese more chips then more cheese. The bottom ones do get soggy sometimes tho. I top with peppers, onions, lettuce & tomato.

              Or have some type of cheese sauce in a small crockpot with fixings on the side.

            2. corneygirl Feb 5, 2012 09:21 AM

              Bacon biscotti and pimento cheese spread.

              1. Antilope Feb 5, 2012 08:32 AM

                Home made Ham & Pineapple Pizza with BBQ flavored Pizza Sauce. Spinach dip with home made sourdough bread.

                1. twyst Jan 28, 2012 08:03 AM

                  Im finally going to do Bo Saam. Ive been intending to do it since the momofuku cookbook was released a couple of years ago, but the fact it was reprinted in the NYT and so many people tried it and gave rave reviews has pushed me to finally get it done.

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                  1. re: twyst
                    iL Divo Feb 4, 2012 11:36 PM

                    post the recipe if you can please twyst..........
                    TIA

                    1. re: iL Divo
                      twyst Feb 6, 2012 12:33 PM

                      http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/mag...

                  2. othervoice Jan 27, 2012 04:39 PM

                    I love Superbowl, just for the food. This year is a little different though. I've just recently had a Gastric Bypass and I've designed the menu around the things that I can eat. I'm attending to the needs of everyone, but I'm on a high protein and NO CARBS. Not my favorite combination, but necessary for me at this time. So here goes the menu:
                    Superbowl Sunday
                    Asian Scallops
                    Baked Eggrolls - Comes from HungryGirl
                    CrabRangoonies - Comes from HungryGirl

                    NewEngland BeefStew
                    Chicken, Brocolli&CornChowder

                    Biscuits
                    Cheese Bread

                    I'm also making a couple of low cal dips. Baked Spinach&Cheese and a Hot Crab. I'm serving these with sliced bacquetts.

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                      itryalot Jan 28, 2012 08:01 AM

                      Buffalo chicken drumsticks
                      Hot Pizza Dip with fresh baked breadsticks
                      Hot Sandwich bar - broccoli rabe, mock porchetta, garlic aioli)
                      Pan Bagnat for non meat eaters
                      Salad Bar
                      Chicken Fajita casserole
                      Oven Roasted Veg - still great at room temp

                      1. re: itryalot
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                        SocksManly Feb 5, 2012 09:49 AM

                        Can you share your recipe for Chicken Fajita Casserole? Sounds up my alley.

                      2. re: othervoice
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                        katecm Jan 28, 2012 03:37 PM

                        You get SO much credit for cooking such nice food for people given your restrictions. Good luck to you!

                      3. Antilope Jan 27, 2012 11:09 AM

                        Chicago Pizza Meat Ball Sandwich

                        4 (6-inch) hoagy rolls, split and toasted inside
                        16 two-inch cooked meat balls (recipe below)
                        1 1/3 cups Chicago pizza sauce (recipe below)
                        4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
                        1 1/3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

                        Place 4 meatballs on hoagy roll. Cover meat balls with
                        1/3 cup of pizza sauce. Top with 1/3 cup of mozzarella cheese
                        and then sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.
                        Melt cheese under broiler. Repeat 3 more times. Serve warm.

                        Makes 4 Chicago Pizza meat ball sandwiches.

                        MEATBALLS (makes about 16 two-inch meatballs)

                        Meat Ball Dry Ingredients

                        1/3 cup Italian bread crumbs
                        4 Tbs Parmesan cheese
                        3 Tbs dried onion flakes
                        1 1/2 Tbs dried parsley
                        3/4 tsp dried mustard powder
                        3/4 tsp granulated garlic powder
                        3/4 tsp onion powder
                        3/4 tsp seasoning salt
                        1/8 tsp ground black pepper

                        Meat Ball Wet Ingredients

                        1 egg
                        1 1/2 Tbs crushed garlic
                        3 Tbs olive oil
                        1 1/2-lbs lean ground beef or lean ground turkey

                        Preheat oven to 350-F.

                        Mix dry ingredients in bowl and reserve until needed.
                        Mix wet ingredients in another bowl. Add meat and mix well.
                        Stir in dry ingredients and knead until well mixed.

                        Form into 16 two-inch meatballs. Place on baking sheet, evenly spaced, not touching.

                        Bake in oven at 350-F for 50 to 60 minutes or until center temperature
                        of meatballs reach at least 165 degrees F.

                        CHICAGO PIZZA SAUCE (makes about 1 1/3 cups)

                        1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
                        1/2 Tablespoon Garlic, minced
                        1/2 Tablespoon Dried Basil, crushed
                        1/2 Tablespoon Dried Oregano, crushed
                        1/8 teaspoon Anise Seeds or Fennel Seeds
                        1/4 teaspoon Table Salt, (or to taste)
                        1/16 teaspoon Black Pepper, freshly ground
                        1/16 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes, (or to taste)
                        1 (14 oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes
                        1/4 teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar
                        1/2 teaspoon White Granulated Sugar

                        In a saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the herbs, seeds, salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes, and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and sugar, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened and clear liquid is absorbed or evaporated, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly before using.

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                        1. re: Antilope
                          iL Divo Feb 4, 2012 11:33 PM

                          sounds so good, heartwarming

                        2. Njchicaa Jan 27, 2012 03:16 AM

                          I'm trying to keep it simple this year so it is going to be lasagna and salad both from the Carmine's Cookbook. Appetizers will be whatever friends bring.

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                            Transplant_DK Jan 27, 2012 12:18 AM

                            Superbowl is a fun tradition for us since we have to stay up all night to see it here in Denmark (and the sleep in the next day). It's just 2 of us, but we still make plenty of food. So far, we're planning on a veggie tray with blue cheese dressing, some sweet & sour BBQ ribs, 2-3 kind of sliders (brisket with a chipotle coffee BBQ sauce), burgers, and maybe mini fried shrimp poboys, if I feel like making both slider rolls and the poboy bread. I may also make some other dips for chips. We'll finish off with Belgian waffles, ice cream, and chocolate sauce. At least that's the plan!

                            1. DuchessNukem Jan 26, 2012 10:52 PM

                              Working all weekend. Planning on Saucy Cilantro Beans warmed in crockpot all morning (lol, more 'semi-homemade' than even Sandra Lee could imagine: two-three different cans of Bush's Grillin Beans, lots of chopped fresh onion, celery, garlic, and handfuls of cilantro); and Smitten's Scallion Meatballs w/soy-ginger glaze:
                              http://smittenkitchen.com/2011/12/sca...

                              Maybe a rotini-vinaigrette-veggie salad also. Depends what coworkers sign up for.

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                              1. re: DuchessNukem
                                iL Divo Feb 4, 2012 11:25 PM

                                my friends mom came up with a yummy recipe once for baked beans/pork and beans whatever they were called.
                                anyway, to her canned beans and she said to use Campbells, she added [and I know how awful this sounds:
                                cut up chunks of vlasic pickles
                                cut up chunks of canned pineapple
                                cut in half good quality black olives

                                I know.........but I'm tellin ya, they were soooooooooooo good.

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                                smilingal Jan 25, 2012 01:32 PM

                                Just starting to pool my recipes - might add and then delete others -- always make way too much - but love the prep and don't mind the yummy leftovers! -- Potato skins, hot clam dip, baked salami, veggies and dip (for those who care!), and onion gratinee for starters. Halftime - cornbread, broccoli salad, israeli cous-cous and bowtie salad, asian slaw, Sausage Bean and Corn Stew, Red Chile chicken and Rice with Black Beans, and Corn Casserole. Not up to desserts - and will probably only do one or two little finger things as that is what I DO NOT want to have leftovers of!

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                                1. re: smilingal
                                  drewb123 Jan 26, 2012 10:19 PM

                                  Baked salami sound great! do you have a recipe? Thanks.

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                                    smilingal Jan 27, 2012 11:06 AM

                                    here you go drewb123 - ENJOY!
                                    Baked Salami
                                    2 lbs salami - I use the big Hebrew National bullet from Costco
                                    1/2 cup Ketchup
                                    1/2 cup Dijon mustard
                                    1/2 cup honey
                                    1 TBS. Worcestershire sauce

                                    Score Salami. Line large baking dish with tin foil and put salami in. Mix ingredients and pour half of marinade mixture over salami. Bake at 350 for 1 1/2 hours. Then pour balance of marinade over salami and loosely seal tin foil over it. Bake for another 1 1/2 hours. Take out and slice.

                                    1. re: smilingal
                                      iL Divo Feb 4, 2012 11:22 PM

                                      hiding behind couch smilingal, but how do you score a big chub of salami?
                                      sorry but it's late and I can't think.
                                      love the sound of this eye appealing recipe, thanks.

                                      1. re: iL Divo
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                                        smilingal Feb 5, 2012 11:09 AM

                                        Costco! Hebrew National

                                      2. re: smilingal
                                        iL Divo Feb 7, 2012 06:20 PM

                                        OH "SCORE" Salami.
                                        duh..........I thought you meant like cut into it, you meant, go to store or a neighbors house or farmhouse and 'get' a salami

                                        1. re: iL Divo
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                                          smilingal Feb 7, 2012 06:46 PM

                                          funny!! I did mean cut into it!

                                      3. re: drewb123
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                                        smilingal Feb 7, 2012 05:51 PM

                                        drewb123 - wondering if you made the baked salami and how it went?

                                    2. rabaja Jan 24, 2012 10:40 AM

                                      I'm doing the dessert end, but loving the chicken parm sandwich idea, and we always do the wings, sliders, etc, etc.

                                      Thinking about how to make Mike's Lobster Tails, and we will probably make Boston Cream Pie, Black and White cookies and NY Cheesecake, all mini versions.

                                      You kind of have to have sausage and peppers, no?

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                                      1. re: rabaja
                                        iL Divo Feb 4, 2012 11:18 PM

                                        you just gave me the best idea rabaja..........
                                        I have italian sausages in the freezers and 3 colors of peppers in frid.
                                        the other half of the pizza dough I'm making now, can be cut into small balls, I'll bake them off and serve them along side the peppers and sausages. thanks for the idea.

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                                        katecm Jan 24, 2012 09:49 AM

                                        I'm planning macaroni and cheese mini muffins, buffalo chicken meatballs (which already seem to be the quinessential 2012 appetizer; they're everywhere) and as of today, perhaps the bacon cheese burger dip on Closet Cooking. I don't usually love his stuff, but that seems pretty appropriate for the Super Bowl.

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                                          gingershelley Jan 24, 2012 10:53 AM

                                          Katecm, can you put a link or a paraphrase of the recipe for buffalo chicken meatballs? That sounds great!

                                          I am famous for my hot wings, but it would be fun to do a twist on them this year...

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                                            katecm Jan 24, 2012 10:59 AM

                                            This is pretty close, though I mix in blue cheese as well:

                                            http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

                                            1. re: katecm
                                              gingershelley Jan 25, 2012 10:59 AM

                                              Thanks Kate!

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                                                itryalot Jan 28, 2012 07:57 AM

                                                I coat with buffalo wing sauce before serving for extra zing.

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                                              ctfoodguy Jan 27, 2012 12:54 PM

                                              Super Sunday is definetly my favorite day of the year to cook. Mac & cheese mini muffins sound interesting. Tell me about those

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                                                katecm Jan 28, 2012 03:36 PM

                                                Make your favorite baked mac and cheese recipe (I won't start THAT fight now) but use orzo or ditalini or something else small. I use mini muffins and rub a bit of butter inside each tin. I like extra crunch so then I throw some panko in each hole and shake it around to stick in the butter. Then pour a hefty spoonful of the mac and cheese into each one and bake. Hopefully - works for me - it comes right out and you end up with crispy, finger-friendly mac and cheese. It's good bc most super bowl food is meat so it's good to have something vegetarian if not anything near healthy.

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                                                  iL Divo Feb 4, 2012 11:12 PM

                                                  I do a rift on what you're doing.

                                                  with the party we're going to, it's always a think as I go as far as the things I choose to take/make.

                                                  right now in my bread machine, I'm choosing the easy way of getting my pizza dough together. got this particular recipe off the Chicago Pizza crust thread, anyway, I chose the one with the 4 oz butter and it supposedly makes a flakey crust. in the morning, I'll use a biscuit cutter and do small rounds of dough and place them in muffin tins. the cheese sauce I made 2 nights ago as hubby requested mac and cheese for dinner. I make the sauce then do the noodles and only add as much sauce as I need for that batch... freeze the rest. tomorrow I'll boil small elbow mac/add sauce & fill each muffin tin pizza dough & top with a little dill weed from the yard & a tiny round of Ortega chili then bake. Those will go to party with the already made brownies from the brownie thread.

                                            3. MGZ Jan 24, 2012 09:46 AM

                                              Buffalo Drumsticks (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/829233 ), wings are so Super Bowl XXI.

                                              I've got a whole ham being delivered from a smokehouse this week too, but haven't thought of what to add for the rest of it.

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                                                Jzone Jan 24, 2012 09:35 AM

                                                Chicken parm subs are always a fav for me. I use pizza sauce instead of marinara and tons of provolone.
                                                Interesting wings always work. Chipotle honey wings are a new craving.
                                                If you want to branch out a bit something middle eastern would work like a selection of hummus, baba ganoush, various pickled veggies and some pitas for dipping.
                                                Or if you're really adventurous you could try doing home made poutine for the gang. Just make sure to double fry your chips and to get real cheese curds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poutine
                                                )Any meat on a stick is always great in my book, saytay, kabobs, prawns etc.

                                                Cheers.

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                                                  DGresh Jan 24, 2012 09:21 AM

                                                  There was a recipe in the new bon appetit for a broccoli rabe hero that looked good. I'm going to *try* to be a little healthy this year-

                                                  http://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/201...

                                                  1. danionavenue Jan 24, 2012 09:18 AM

                                                    quesadillas on new Breville grill not new but yummy!

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