Thursday, February 11, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday

We are huge fans of football in our house, my husband and I each have a team in a Fantasy Football League, and devout most Sundays to watching the games. Unfortunately none of our teams made it to the Superbowl. So now the big question was to have a Superbowl party or not to have a  party. Since we usually don't even need a  reason to have people over we decided to have a small get together to cheer on the Saints in there 1st appearance in the Superbowl. So now what to make, I was thinking I wanted make a bunch of things people could nosh on and pick at thru out the evening. While flipping thru my latest issue of Food Network Magazine's  they had Football Skins with a list of all the NFL teams and what kind of potato skin each team would have. It was like heaven for a potato lover like me. So read on and see which teams we decided on .

Ranch Dip with Carrots and Celery
Assorted Potato Skins( read on to see what kind ) 
Chorizo and Peppers
Other assorted items that some guests made..... 

Houston Texan Skins 
Tex Mex   

  •  Classic Baked Potatoes

    • Pierce 4 large russet potatoes with a fork. 
    • Bake directly on the oven rack at 350 degrees until tender, about 1 hour.
    • Let cool, then quarter lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch shell.
    • Brush both sides with melted butter and season with salt and pepper. 
    • Bake, skin-side up, at 450 degrees until crisp, about 20 minutes. 

    Texan Style 
    • 1 package Chorizo, crumbled version 
    • 1 medium Green Pepper, diced
    • 1 medium Onion, diced
    • 1/2 can Hunt's Tomato Sauce
    • 1/4 c refried  beans 
    • Mexican Cheese Blend, shredded

    • Bake potatoes as per instructions, 
    • Heat skillet to medium high and saute Chorizo 5-10 minutes then remove from pan and set aside, add peppers and onions and saute until just opaque add chorizo to pan and add tomato sauce, cook 5 minutes more.
    • When done take each skin and spread a layer of refried beans, chorizo and then cheese bake 5 more minutes

Toasted Ravioli

  • 1 c Ricotta Cheese 
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese
  • 2-3 basil leaves chopped
  • Marinara Sauce ( I used Rao's) 
  • Shredded Mozzarella 
  • 1 recipe classic baked potato

  • Mix ricotta and Parmesan together with the basil, spread onto skins and bake 3 minutes
  • Remove from oven and spread Marinara sauce onto skins sprinkle with Mozzarella and bake 2-3  more minutes

Pittsburgh Steelers 

  • Kielbasa, recipe below 
  • Shredded Swiss Cheese 
  • 1 classic recipe baked potato

Slow Cooker needed
  • 1 small jar Grape Jelly
  • 1 bottle Chili Sauce
  • 2 Packages lite Kielbasa
  • Slice Kielbasa down middle and into half moons 
  • Place jelly and chili sauce and kielbasa into slow cooker and cook on high for 3-4 hours 
  • Remove lid and cook with lid off for 1 hour to let some of the steam escape, set aside for skins recipe
  • Layer kielbasa and shredded Swiss onto skins and bake 5 more minutes 


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