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Friday, February 4, 2011

Don't FUMBLE....SCORE with THE SPREAD.....

Yeah, I'm talkin' football lingo.....getting myself linquisticly ready for the BIG GAME!
You know the one......the SUPERBOWL EATATHON!
It truly is a game in itself.....why do you think they call it a BOWL?
Just sayin'.......

Since I know that all of my Blog readers are die-hard Steeler fans and are saying novenas and rubbing their Terrible Towels on their patron saints and offering up their first borns or their siblings for a Steeler win, I figured I'd give you all what you've been waiting for........the inside scoop on what to put in your BOWLS this Sunday.
I'm giving you an
(it's super easy and guaranteed to bring home a win!)
Let's start it off with a little bit of musica......

Now, let's start pouring the vino and the beer.....
Then, it's time to....
This menu feeds about 8-10 Steeler fans very well!

Italian Nachos

These are amazing!
2 bags of Multi-grain tortilla chips
Asiago Cream Sauce (recipe follows)
1/2 cup ( 3ounces) ground Italian sausage, fully cooked
3 cups (8 ounces) grated mozzarella cheese, divided
1 can of diced Italian seasoned tomatoes
1/4 cup Kalamata black olives, sliced
1/4 cup scallions, chopped
1/4 cup banana peppers, sliced

2 Tablespoons cornstarch
2 Tablespoons water
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1 1/2 cups Asiago cheese, shredded

On a large, ovenproof dish, place chips in a single layer. Top with Asiago Cream Sauce and cooked sausage. Add half of the mozzarella cheese. Layer on the tomatoes, olives, scallions and banana peppers.

Top with remaining mozzarella and broil at 400 to 500 degrees F. until the cheese is melted and lightly browned, about 2-3 minutes.

TO MAKE ASIAGO CREAM SAUCE:In a cup, combine cornstarch and water. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in bouillon granules and cornstarch-water mixture. Add Asiago cheese and stir until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes. Makes about 3 cups.


1/2 bottle of balsamic vinegarette dressing
1/2 bottle of creamy caesar dressing

shake well, let sit for 1 hour in fridge for flavors to mingle
Mix all in a big salad bowl:
2 bags of chopped romaine
1/2 pound of chopped pancetta--browned until crisp, drained well
1 bag of Caeser Style Croutons
1/2 cup of shaved parmesean cheese
Add dressing and toss to coat!

Italian Chili
(for crockpot)
1 lb. ground beef--crumbled
1 lb. hot Italian Sausage--crumbled
1 lb sweet Italian Sausage--crumbled
3 jars of your favorite jarred (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce
3cups water
2 cans (15 oz.) canellini beans, drained, rinsed
2 medium onion, chopped
2Tbsp. red pepper flakes
1 cup parmesean/romano blend cheese

meats in large saucepan; drain.

ADD spaghetti sauce, water, beans, onions, 1/4 cup of the cheese and the pepper flakes to crockpot, stir in the drained meat. Cook on low for 4-6 hours or High for 2-4 hours.

Serve with remaining cheese and crusty, hot garlic bread!!

And, for that sweet you cheer the Steeler Champions.....
Serve store-bought biscottis with Coffee or Hot Chocolate laced with Franjelico.

Hurry up.....go out there and get what you need for YOUR SUPERBOWL-A PARTY!


Lee Ann said...

When I picked up my son from Parents' Morning Out today, the first thing he said was, "Mommy, Go Stee-wers!" [Steelers] and punched his fist in the air. He learns about all kinds of things there--how to share, about Jesus, and GO STEELERS. ;)

Kathy said...

Wow! those all sound great!! Looks like your house is going to be the place to be on Sunday afternoon.