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Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Superbowl

We threw a last minute Superbowl party yesterday. On Saturday I made a few phone calls and we invited some family and friends over to watch the big game, then off I headed to stock up on groceries and game day necessities. My most exciting purchase was a new crock pot! I can't believe I've made it this long with out one, but after my pulled pork was such a success (and so easy) I can't wait to try many more recipes. I cooked two pork tenderloins in the crockpot with a can of root beer and topped with barbecue sauce. After 6-8 hours the pork practically shredded itself! I had fresh rolls to make sandwiches and served it with coleslaw and a delicious corn salad with bacon dish that my cousin Libby brought. For apps, I served these delicious buffalo chicken egg rolls:
. I used Texas Pete's Buffalo sauce instead of hot sauce and I think it took the edge off. It was hot enough to have some good flavor but not too hot that the kids couldn't enjoy them. I also made this yummy fruit salsa but served it with Stacey's All Natural Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips (instead of homemade)
. I had a dutch oven full of sweet and sour meatballs cooked in pineapple juice and red currant jelly. Of course it wouldn't be a football game without salsa and chips so we had some set out with some guacomole my sister-in-law brought. I also made these baked Zucchini sticks with a french onion dip:
. And then I served our household favorite, Savannah Sin which is always a hit. For this delicious and hearty dip served in a bread bowl, mix together a small carton of sour cream, an 8oz stick of cream cheese, a cup of shredded cheddar cheese, a small jar of chopped green chills, a small ham steak (cubed), a dash of Tabasco sauce and a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce. Place in bread bowl, wrap in aluminum foil and bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until heated through. For desserts I made cupcakes topped with green frosting made to look like grass, then I placed a toy football on each. I made football shaped whoopee pies and piped white laces onto each football. I also made brownies shaped into footballs with a cookie cutter. Finally I made a stadium pound cake using a mold purchased many football seasons ago at William Sonoma. The kids and I added flags we made out of construction paper and toothpicks. We decorated the house with red and blue streamers and balloons for our favorite team who sadly did not deliver, but it was a fun party nonetheless!


  1. Those zucchini sticks look yummy!

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  2. This all looks so yummy! I am a new follower, coming to you from the hop!