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Super Sunday!!

We are very excited about the Super Bowl! So much so, we kept out our Patriots Christmas ornaments as well as our Pats pom-poms and light up Patriots hat which doesn’t really show in this picture. To start out, we thought we would remind you of the snacks and decorations we suggested the last couple of weeks. Time to get busy!!

Here are a few pictures from the last couple of blog posts. These are snacks we sometimes make for Super Bowl. The No-Tell Queso Dip (in the post “A Superbowl dip…), the Creamy Pantry Dip and the Easy Pita Chips. (Both in the post titled “Gametime“.)

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Decorations!!! Here are a couple of our decorations – the Easy Napkin Banner (also in Gametime!) and the Tomato Cage Trees shown above (original directions featured in “Christmas Blog 2 …” switched to blue and red lights).

 

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OUR SUPER BOWL MENU

Red, White and Blue Dip: We buy blue tortilla chips and serve with salsa which we jazz up by adding a 1/2 can of drained black beans and a 1/2 cup of corn. In addition to the salsa, we make a delicious white bean dip. These represent the 3 Pats colors – red, white and blue.IMG_3176 (2)

To check out Mark Bittmans rosemary and lemon white bean dip, click the link. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2013/01/rosemary-lemon-white-bean-dip-recipe.html

Gronk Sandwich:

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A grilled kielbasa sandwich topped with warm sauerkraut, mustard and mayo mixture, and melted swiss cheese, served on a whole wheat roll.

 

 

 

Buffalo Shrimp: Grilled shrimp with Buffalo Sauce (Use your favorite recipe – our’s includes hot sauce, margarine, white wine vinegar and chili powder) served with bleu cheese dressing and celery sticks.

Patriots Super Bowl Sundae : Vanilla ice cream topped with fresh blueberries, dried cranberries and whipped cream. Delicious!

 

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For Seahawks fans (if you must): pistachio ice cream topped with blueberries and chocolate covered coffee beans.

Have a fun and safe Super Bowl Sunday!!!

 

Roy and Kevin

A Super Bowl dip, lights and a recycling tip. (Now that’s poetry!)

This week, we have a couple of Super Bowl related ideas and a recycling suggestion.

“NO TELL” QUESO DIP RECIPE:  We love the Rotel Queso Dip you see on TV with the canned tomatoes with chiles and Velveeta. We decided to make it healthier. Our version uses light cream cheese and cheddar. It’s great to bring to parties because it can be made in advance and reheated in a microwave.

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Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of light margarine; 2 tablespoons of fine flour such as Wondra; 1 1/2 cups milk; one 8-oz. package of room-temperature light cream cheese; 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese; one 10-oz. can diced tomatoes with mild chiles, drained; 1/2 teaspoon chili powder; chopped tomato; hot sauce (if desired).

How to make:

  • In a medium sauce pan, melt margarine and whisk in flour to create a roux
  • Add milk and stir until mixture begins to thicken
  • Stir in cream cheese until melted and smooth
  • Add cheddar cheese, mix to combine
  • Add chili powder
  • Add drained tomatoes to cheese mixture
  • Lower heat and allow to thicken – about one-two minutes
  • Spoon into serving dish, sprinkle with hot sauce and garnish with chopped tomatoes
  • Serve with tortilla chips or the pita chips from last weeks blog (shown with dip in picture above). This also is delicious with a small French baguette. (Kevin likes this dip with mini-pumpernickel bread from the deli department at the grocery store.)

    PUT A LITTLEIMG_3099 LIGHT ON THE SUBJECT:                                                      In our home, we use festive party lights year round. We have lights for St. Valentines Day, St. Patricks Day and Easter and, of course, Christmas. During non-holiday times, we love the warm glow the lights give our home and patio(Think Tavern on the Green!)     For the Super Bowl, we’ve decorated our patio with our tomato                                                 cage trees emblazoned in blue and red Patriots colors!  Go Pats!!!

 RANDOM THOUGHT:

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RECYCLING AND ORGANIZING IDEA:                                                                                                       We often buy pre-packaged cold cuts from the grocery store. They come in small plastic containers similar to Tupperware. We recycle these tubs by using them to store our sewing and craft supplies. (Love our glue sticks!) They stack easily and are transparent, so we can easily find the items we need. These work out great!

Have a wonderful week!

Roy & Kevin