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Posted by on Jan 30, 2011 in Come Together, Our Favorites, Store-bought Remix | 0 comments

Super Bowl Menu

Super Bowl 2011

It’s that time of year again. If you’re having people over, here are a few of our favorite party foods and some things I hope to try soon. Here’s my work in progress:

Rotel dip with ground beef

This is a tradition at our house. We’ve been having this dip at Super Bowl time for as long as I can remember. Brown 1 pound of ground beef and drain. In a crockpot, add one can of undrained Rotel tomatoes, the ground beef, and a 2 pound block of Velveeta cheese cut into cubes. On low, it should take your dip about an hour or so to fully melt so get it started in plenty of time before guests arrive. Make sure you stir often to speed up the melting process. Serve with tortilla chips.

If you don’t have a crockpot, you can melt prepare the dip in the microwave, but be careful of the bowl you use because the edge of the cheese becomes very hot; glass or thick plastic is best. Thin plastic will melt. This dip is just as delish without the beef, if you prefer.

Kale Chips

Kale is everywhere right now. It’s a superfood, after all. I like to have a few healthy bites to offset the heavier stuff that makes it onto the menu. I haven’t made these yet, but my mom swears they are delicious. I have a bunch of kale in the fridge now, and I’ll let you know how it turns out. My mom’s method: Wash the kale then dry thoroughly. Cut off the big stalks and spray olive oil or Pam on a baking sheet and then on top of kale. Salt it and bake at 400-425 degrees for about 5-7 minutes. It’s crunchy and oh so good!

Homemade tortillas

I like to have one store-bought remix thing on the menu. At our last party, it was homemade potato chips and potato buns for BBQ. I recently came across two methods from my favorite food bloggers, and I hope to give them a try. It is always risky to try out a new recipe for the first time when company’s coming over. It’s best to have a trial run or a back-up plan if things go awry. I’m not sure what I’m going to serve IN these yet.

From Ezra Pound Cake

From Pioneer Woman

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