This year the Super Bowl will be a showdown between the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts. On February 7, 2010, millions of football fans will spend their Sunday night in front of their TVs, cheering on their favorite team.
If you’re not a huge football fan, there are still two huge positives of watching the Super Bowl: The commercials and the food!
Everyone knows that advertising companies shell out the big bucks to play their best commercials during the Super Bowl, and some people (including yours truly) watch the game just to watch the commercials. Of course, the yummy finger foods are also a major plus for this Super Sunday.
If you are going to a Super Bowl party or are hosting your own, you might want to have some munchies to share with everyone else. Here are the top five Super Bowl party snacks for 2010.
1. Pizza Roll Ups
• 1/2 pound ground beef
• 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
• 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
• 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
• 2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent rolls
1. In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Remove from the heat.
2. Add tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and oregano; mix well.
3. Separate crescent dough into eight rectangles, pinching seams together. Place about 3 tablespoons of meat mixture along one long side of each rectangle. Roll up, jelly-roll style, starting with a long side. Cut each roll into three pieces. Place, seam side down, 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
4. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
2. Beefy Queso Dip
• 1 (2 pound) loaf Velveeta
• 2 (15 ounce) cans chili without beans
• 1 pinch chili powder
1. In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, melt the processed cheese food. Stir in chili without beans and chili powder. Serve warm when thoroughly blended.
3. Buffalo Wings
• 6 tablespoons butter or margarine
• 1/4 cup
• Hot red pepper sauce
• 18 chicken wings (about 3 pounds), disjointed with tips discarded
• Vegetable oil, for frying
• Blue Cheese Dressing for accompaniment
1. Melt butter in a small sauce pan. Add hot sauce and remove from the heat. Set aside.
2. In large frying pan or deep-fat fryer, heat 1-inch of oil to 360*F (180*C). Fry wings in batches, without crowding, for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
3. Brush wings with spicy butter mixture and serve warm, with blue cheese dressing for dipping.
4. Little Smokies
• 1 (11-ounce) package (8-count) refrigerated bread sticks
• 1 (16-ounce) package smoked cocktail sausage links
• Assorted mustards for accompaniment
1. Open and separate bread stick strips. Use a rolling pin to lengthen a little bit; cut strips into 2-inch pieces and wrap around each smoked sausage link.
2. Bake in a 350*F (175*C) oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm with desired mustards.
5. Puppy Chow
• 9 cup Chex cereal
• 1 cup chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup peanut butter
• 1/4 cup butter
• 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1. Put cereal in large bowl. Melt chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
2. Pour over Chex cereal, put into a large plastic bag with powdered sugar and shake well to coat.
3. Spread mixture evenly on wax paper and allow to cool.
You can find several healthy Super Bowl recipes at DietsInReview.com.
Enjoy the game!