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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Super Bowl Highlights.

Before we left for Spring Training, my little honey and I wanted to throw one more little party. We decided a Super Bowl party would be the perfect way to do that. Below are some of the recipes we used to make the party a huge success! These are recipes you can use throughout the year, at any gathering - not just for a Super Bowl party! I know I haven't been doing many "outfit posts" lately, and I'm sorry! Once Spring Training and baseball games start....and I am wearing more than Lululemon and Nike on a daily basis, I will take some outfit pictures! Ha! Enjoy the recipes! xx

Kahlua Brownies - If you make ONE thing from this post, make THESE!!! You guys know I love sweets, and I've had a lot of brownies in my day... but these rank among the best I've ever had! That says a lot!
Very rich, with a subtle taste of Kahlua. I also added some Kahlua to the brownie mix itself, too!

Note: To make the icing a little thicker, we added almost one more full cup of confectioners' sugar.

Brownies cut into the shape of footballs.

Rice crispies w/melted chocolate on top. Didn't have time to do all the white lacing before the party started.

More of the food, including JalapeƱo Popper Dip, Captain Rodney dip (one of the easiest and best appetizers to make!), Simple Meatballs, Texas Caviar, Rotel, and tons of chips.

My sweet little mama!!

Our football themed goodies!

The meatballs are so easy to make! All you do is get frozen meatballs in the freezer section of your local grocery store & cook according to the directions on the package. Next, in your crockpot or over the stove on low heat, combine one jar of grape jelly and one jar of Heinz Chili Sauce. Mix well and add cooked meatballs. Stir to coat. You can double or triple this recipe with ease! I usually double it to feed a crowd of 15+. They are great left over, too!

{Picture and recipe via here.}
The hit of the night were these little Ham & Cheese Sliders. 
I had been seeing them float around Pinterest for months before I pinned them, and I am SO glad I did! 
No one could eat just one...they were THAT good! Make this using Hawaiian rolls like I did, and it's so much easier than using the little dinner rolls. You're welcome.

One more recipe I wanted to share with you guys is "Super Bowl Soup." We had it the week before Super Bowl, so that counts right?? The recipe takes a little time due to all the peeling/chopping, but IT.IS.SO.WORTH.IT!!!! TRUST ME!!! This is especially popular with the men and children ;)
I would double the recipe, at least...maybe even triple it so everyone can have seconds & still have some left over!
Here's the recipe... enjoy! xx

Super Bowl Soup (can be tripled)

1/2 lb ground beef
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots (or chopped)
3/4 cup of celery, chopped
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried parsley
1 tablespoon butter
1 32 oz box of chicken broth (or you can use bullion cubes or the powdered version)
4 cups of potatoes peeled and cubed (about 1 3/4 lbs)
3 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cubed
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

Brown meat and drain - set aside. Large saucepan or in soup pot, sautee onions, carrots, celery, basil and parsley with 1 tbs butter until tender. Add broth, potatoes, and beef to that mixture & bring to boil. Reduce heat and cover to simmer for 10-12 mins or until potatoes are tender. Meanwhile in a small sauce, melt 3 tablespoons of butter and stir in flour. Cook and stir 3-4 mins until bubbly. Blend flour mixture into soup, then bring to boil. Cook and stir for 2 mins, then reduce heat to low. Stir in cheese, milk, and salt & pepper until cheese melts. Remove from heat then stir in sour cream (this is the last thing you do). 

* Can chop all veggie the day before. 
**Can add some heat to the soup, in the form of cayenne or red pepper flakes.




6 comments:

  1. Lindsay,

    This seems like my kind of party so many wonderful sweets I can only imagine how yummy that brownie taste. You and your Mom looks great as usual.

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  2. All of that food looks AMAZING. Especially those brownies. Good Lord.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  3. Mmm....looks like it was a delicious party!!

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  4. OMG that all looked soooo good!!! I totally have lots of the same platters you have. lol I am going to be making those Kahula brownies soon. I hope you are doing good girl!! I have been MIA from blogging world!

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  5. Everything looks so delicious!

    xx
    Lissy

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