If you're a football fan or related to one, you'll probably be having some kind of celebration in your house this Sunday. For more ideas, visit the Holiday Entertaining message board. Enjoy!
- Spicy Super Bowl Punch -- from CL-Carol
3 cups orange juice
6 cups pineapple juice
1 cup lemon juice
16 ounces ginger ale
11 cups water
1 cup sugar
24 whole cloves
2-3 sticks cinnamon
Boil water, sugar, cloves and cinnamon 5 minutes. Cool and add to juice and ginger ale. Makes about 25 cups.
- Loose Meat Sandwiches -- from patsue53
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
14-ounce can chicken broth
salt and pepper to taste (but it's best with a lot of pepper)
- Brown ground beef well with the onion. (Beef should be very crumbly.)
- Drain the ground beef and add the can of chicken broth. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Simmer until the broth reduces way down.
- Serve on hamburger buns with your favorite condiments. Will serve 6 easily. Can be doubled or tripled with no problem.
An excellent appetizer for parties; everyone loves it.
6 tablespoons cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
7 1/2 ounces canned crabmeat, drained
4 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Beat cream cheese and mayonnaise until smooth. Stir in the crabmeat, minced onion, lemon juice and Tabasco sauce. Spoon mixture into a small ovenproof dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes or until the sauce is bubbly. Serve with crackers, potato chips or tortilla chips. You can also use fresh crabmeat in place of the canned. Makes 10 servings.
Nuts and Bolts -- from CL-Carol
1 pound butter (use real butter)
3 or 4 cloves garlic, or more to taste
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
salt to taste
1 box Cheerios
1 box Rice Chex
1/2 box Kix
1 box stick pretzels
1 pound mixed nuts
Melt butter in large roaster. Add everything except nuts and pretzels. Toast in 250-degree oven, stirring every 20 to 30 minutes for 2 or 3 hours. Add nuts and pretzels in the last 45 minutes.
We're doing a different twist on our traditional S.B. party this year. We're having a Crawfish Boil. I'll start the recipe, and when everything is finished cooking, we pour out the water and dump the contents on newspaper for everyone to just dig in. It's lots of fun. Don't forget the beer! -- whimsy
4 boxes salt
6 pouches crab boil
8 ounces cayenne pepper
5 pounds small white onions
3 whole bulbs garlic
24 small potatoes
3 pounds hot links or andouille
corn on the cob
50 pounds live crawfish
- Bring seasonings to boil and cook for 10 minutes. Add potatoes, corn and smoked sausage. Boil for another 10 minutes. Add crawfish (see below). Bring back to boil. Cut fire off immediately. Let soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Drain. Peel and eat.
- While water is coming to a boil, cull and clean crawfish. Rinse well with garden hose or under running water and remove any dead ones.
- Always wear gloves when you fool with crawfish, but remember, they can still pinch you through gloves.
Wasetti -- from CL-foodfan
2 pounds ground beef
1/2 pound shredded Velveeta (or more)
16 ounces dumplettes or egg noodles, cooked
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
2 cans tomato soup
salt and pepper
Brown meat and drain. Mix in the soups and Velveeta. (I usually use closer to a pound of Velveeta, to tell the truth.) Add salt and pepper and mix. Gently stir in the noodles and place in a large casserole, top with remaining cheese, and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. I usually cover for the first 20 minutes and then remove cover for last 10.
Do two of these casseroles that morning and just cover and put in the fridge. Take out about an hour before you are going to bake them so they get the chill off. If they both are going in the same oven it will take a little longer to cook than the instructions say and if they have been in the fridge you must add some time as well. For a Super Bowl party we do snacks and drinks early, casserole, bread and slaw at halftime, and dessert towards the end.
Mexican Super Bowl -- from amanda
We like to do Mexican for the Super Bowl. You can make taco meat the day before and then warm it in the microwave or in a slow cooker on game day. Most of your fixings can be prepared the night before; all you'll need to do that day is chop lettuce and tomatoes and warm up the taco shells. I also have a wonderful recipe that can be put together and baked the night before, then simply warmed through when you're ready for it.
3/4 pound ground beef
2 cups Pace picante sauce
1 can (8 ounces) mexi-corn
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
10 flour tortillas (7-8")
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup sliced green onions, with tops
1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Brown meat and drain. Return to skillet. Add 1 cup picante sauce; simmer uncovered 10 minutes or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Stir in corn; remove from heat and set aside.
- Spread cream cheese evenly over one side of each tortilla.
- Combine meat mixture, red pepper, onions, 1/2 cup jack cheese, 1/2 cup cheddar; mix well. Spoon heaping 1/3 cup of meat mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll up.
- Place seam side down in a greased 9x13 pan. Spoon remaining picante sauce evenly over burritos; sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and burritos are heated through.
- Top with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, sour cream and additional picante sauce.
You could also serve chips and salsa or nachos, and you've got a great meal in minutes.
Spinach Dip in a Bread Bowl -- from CL-foodfan
1 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, drained and thawed
1 16-ounce carton sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 package Knorr dry vegetable soup mix
1 small can water chestnuts, drained and chopped
1 small bunch green onions, chopped
2 round loaves DARK bread such as black rye or pumpernickel
Mix all except bread and refrigerate overnight. To serve, use a sharp knife and cut a large deep circle out of the top of the bread to form a bowl. The bread you remove can be cut into rectangles for dipping. Spoon dip into bread bowl to serve. Cut remaining loaf into finger-sized rectangles for dipping.
What's your favorite Super Bowl party recipe? Let us know on the Holiday Recipes & Entertaining board.