Judging from the quantity and quality of homemade goodies that flow into our offices, you could jump to the conclusion that we will work for food. So, just in time for SuperBowl weekend, here are some quick-easy-hope-for-overtime dishes for the last real football weekend of the 2004-2005 season:
Laura’s Black-Eyed Pea Dip
1 can black-eyed peas
1 can field peas
1 can shoe peg corn
1 c. chopped onion [I used sweet onion]
2 garlic cloves, minced [I used more]
1/2 c. olive oil
1/4 c. red wine vinegar [I used more]
1 t. Tabasco
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/2 t. pepper [I used more]
1 c. chopped parsley [I forgot it]
2 T. chopped fresh basil [I forgot it]
Drain & rinse peas & corn. Mix with onion & garlic. Add everything except parsley & basil; add them at serving time. Serve with Fritos.
Note from Laura: I think black-eyed peas just soak up seasonings, so I kept adding ’til I was happy with it. Of course, I just tend to cook that way, using recipes as a suggestion. It makes my mother nervous but it works for me.
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Blair Tangos (chocolaty peanut butter and oatmeal snack)
2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of cocoa
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 stick of butter (none of that wimpy margarine stuff)
3 cups of oatmeal
1/3 cup of peanut butter (low fat peanut butter won’t work well, so don’t try)
Mix sugar, cocoa and milk together and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Melt butter and mix with oats. Combine into milk mixture. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Mix quickly. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper on cookie sheets. Chill. Store in refrigerator.
Allison’s Rum Cider
If it is cold outside, a great warm drink recipe:
Hot Cider with Buttered Rum
5 cups apple cider
10 whole allspice
8 whole cloves
2 tbsp. sugar
1 stick unsalted butter
1 cup (or more if you like) dark rum
Combine first 5 ingredients in saucepan over med. heat. Bring to a boil stirring until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter and rum and stir until butter melts. Serve while hot. Garnish with extra cinnamon sticks.
(You will want to keep this warm on the stove or pour into a crockpot set on low.)
Susie Dips (Artichokes)
Easy and Delicious Artichoke Dip
1 can Artichoke hearts
1 can chopped green chillies
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup mayonnaise
Drain artichoke hearts and chop. Add all ingredients, mix and bake for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Dip is good with any crackers, chips or veggies, but my favorite is melba toast.
Summer Sausage Dip
Every Super Bowl party needs a great dip!!! This is a dip that one of my sisters-in-law made for a party last fall. Super easy and super yummy with chips, crackers and/or fresh veggies.
6 pkgs cream cheese
3 cans Rotel
2 pounds cooked sausage (one pound regular and one pound spicy)
Dump everything into a crock pot and warm it up. It can stay warm on low for snacking all through the game, and it also heats up very well the next day.
“Patriots” Burns Mexican Dip
This is an easy mexican dip?
In a baking dish spread on the bottom a layer of salsa, then spread a layer of sour cream over the salsa and top with shredded cheddar cheese. Put in a microwave for 3 to 4 minutes until cheese is melted and serve with tortilla chips.