Friday, February 5, 2010

It’s All About the Food

This Sunday is the Superbowl, which we all know is really about two things (especially when the Patriots aren’t a contender): the commercials and the food.

Around here, every year we have a Superbowl smorgasbord. Everyone in the family picks their favorite appetizer, entrée, dessert—it doesn’t matter. It’s the one night a year we can have whatever we want. No rules. No counting calories, checking sodium, looking at fat and sugar grams.It’s junk food heaven.

On the menu this year are boneless buffalo wings, potato skins, chips, dip, watermelon, pineapple, and ham roll ups. Doesn’t it just sound appalling? And wonderful? For dessert, we usually make a football (what? There’s football going on?) shaped cake, but I think this year we’ll veto the cake and go for an ice cream sundae bar. I’m already dreaming of a caramel sundae, with extra cherries.
So my question to you is, if you could have *any* junk food you want on Sunday night, what would you choose?

Ham Roll Ups:

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
16 oz. ham, sliced
Can of asparagus spears
Worcestershire sauce

Mix softened cream cheese with Worcestershire sauce (I don’t measure this—but if I had to guess, I’d say a couple of tablespoons). Pat ham slices dry, spread cream cheese mix on ham slice, top with an asparagus spear, roll jelly-roll style, and chill for at least an hour. Cut into bite-size pieces.

~Heather

26 comments:

Kaye said...

chips and clam dip. Good and plenties candy. I'm easy! Maybe top it off with coffee ice cream with Bailey's chocolate sauce. Have fun Sunday!

Jill said...

I love recipes that sound yummy and are easy to make! Thanks!

Vicki said...

Ok, I have to ask...watermelon? pineapple? on the junk food list? We don't really watch the superbowl much, but I like the chili cheese dip kind of stuff!

Heather Webber said...

Mmm, Kaye! You're talking my language.

Jill, that recipe is REALLY good. Those little roll ups are so addicting.

LOL, Vicki, I know. Those two escape the "junk" labeling. Leave it to my kids to want something healthy. Shudder. :)

Jessica said...

Cheesecake! I"m a bake-a-holic and everyone requests that I make a cheesecake every year....I tried to cheat one year and do the jello no bake. Boy did I get in trouble for that one...back to a real new york style deep dish cheesecake! YUM! :-)

Mason Canyon said...

I'd have to say this morning my thoughts of "junk" food run to Red Velvet Cake (made from scratch, not a box). I have a recipe I rarely make because it's time consuming, but it's wonderful. That would be my choice this morning.

Theo Epstein said...

I didn't know they still held the Super Bowl if the Patriots weren't participating. What's the point?

debbie said...

I agree with Theo!

I always get together with my mom, sister and, now, my daughter on SuperBowl Sunday. We hit the mall, movies and food court. Yum!

My favorite football foods are: nachos, buffalo fingers, chips & onion dip and chicken wings. Really, the food is the only reason I pay any attention to the sport. Even though I live in New England and, by the law of the commonwealth, must be a Patriots fan.

Aryn said...

We are having about 10 people over, so the menu is all over the place: Ribs (a friend is bringing them), chili in the crockpot (with cheese and fritos), pigs in a blanket, veggie tray, hot country ham dip, spinach dip and brownies and cookies!
I like the idea of a sundae bar. Maybe I will change the desserts to that....

Sarah MacCallum said...

You're right, Heather - I only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials and food :-)

Sarah

Andrea C. said...

Probably any carb type item - usually some type of bread and dip...and b/c I love salty and sweet, I'd have to follow it up with brownies or cheesecake..yumm...Now I am craving the junk food! :) haha

signlady217 said...

Pizza! Tortilla chips and salsa! Cheesecake! Chocolate!

In my family favorite teams are: Dad-Cowboys, Brother-Titans, Husband-Vikings, Mom-Who Cares, Myself-Jaguars. We were all disappointed this year (esp. hubby!), but, hey, there's always hope for next season!

We do a big Christmas party every December, so we skip a Superbowl one, and have fun with just the two of us watching. Believe it or not, it can actually be kind of romantic.

Hope everyone has a good time and may the best team win! (Go, Colts!)

Anonymous said...

hot wings are a go-to favorite! my friend found this cookbook http://blog.gifts.com/giftrap/recipients/men/grub-for-the-big-game and it looks like it has some great recipes. though others seem a bit too sophisticated for my cooking abilities. ill be a little more adventurous this year and try some of them just to change up the menu. happy eating everyone!

Aryn said...

Signlady217: So were your dad and husband talking when the Vikings beat the Cowboys? Lifelong Dallas resident and Cowboy fan here, and I was sad. But I like Farve, so it wasn't too bad.

Katie said...

pizza, fritos w/ jalapeno cheddar dip, pepsi, cookies. yum. I'll probably have pizza and the fritos/dip since I'm the only one who watches the Super Bowl in this house.

Shelley Shepard Gray said...

Heather, I love Queso made with Velveeta and Rotell. <g.

We're going to a party, it's a soup bar, so instead of that dip, I'll be eating soup. And a banana cake. I'm in charge of that. : )

Have fun!

Marlyn said...

Wine & cheese, anyone?

Heather Webber said...

Jessica, NY cheesecake is my FAVORITE. Just plain. Mmmmm.

MC, I've never had red velvet cake. I know, that doesn't seem right, does it? What's it taste like?

Theo, seriously.

Debbie, what a fun day! Do they still have Orange Julius out there? If so, have one for me! And you have me thinking about nachos for Sunday night...

Hi Aryn, that chili sounds good too (can you tell I'm hungry right now???). And spinach dip= yum!

Lisa D said...

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip...it's the bomb!

8oz pkg. Cream cheese (softened)
1/2 cup butter (softened)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar (powdered sugar)
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
3/4 cup chocolate chips (mini are preferred

In mixer combine together cream cheese, butter and vanilla until well blended. Next add in conf. sugar and brown sugar continuing to mix until well blended. Add the chocolate chips in last.

I use Oreo cookies to dip with because if you're going to blow your diet you might as well go for broke. :-)

Heather Webber said...

Sarah, I have a feeling a lot of people feel the same way we do!

I love salty and sweet, too, Andrea. It was great when I was a teen and worked at McDonald's. I could dip my french fries into milkshakes every time I went on break. Mmm.

Signlady, you'd fit right in at our house! And that's quite a diverse football-loving family you have!

Anon, you can't go wrong with hot wings. I love them with blue cheese...

Katie, we always splurge and get Stewart's orange cream soda--a favorite around here. The jalapeno dip sounds wonderful. You need to get those kids of yours watching some football!

Shelley, I do love soup. And banana cake? MMMM.

Hi Marlyn, I don't drink, but I'll take the cheese!

Heather Webber said...

Oh my, Lisa. I'm printing this out....

Lindy said...

I'm making gumbo because I'm rooting for the Saints (can't resist that name). I had some wonderful gumbo at the Quarter Note Cafe in New Orleans, and I asked the chef if he would give me the recipe. He was willing and said, "First you make a rue..." I said, "A what?" So he told me to get the Cajun Land gumbo mix. Great suff, and so easy to make!

Dru said...

I'm late to posting, but my ideal junk food for SuperBowl Sunday even if the Jets or Giants are not playing would be cheese pizza, nachos, buffalo wings, chips and salsa.

For the sweet-tooth, we'll have apples, oranges, ice cream, sorbet, cake and donuts.

For beverages we'll have juice and water.

Now, who wants to invite me to their SuperBowl party?

Lorna Barrett said...

Two words: Rye Boat.

Katie said...

once they're older. still a little too young to stay up for the Super Bowl. but whenever there is football on, they all say "lets go Penn State". they haven't learned to differentiate teams yet. at least they know the one true team for baseball :)

Heather Webber said...

I've actually never had gumbo, Lindy. I live a sheltered life. LOL on the rue! I only know what it is from Top Chef. :)

Sounds just about perfect, Dru! There has to be a party near you...

Two words, Lorna: Mmm. Mmm.

LOL, Katie. Starting them young on the RED SOX is the only way to go. :)