Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Superbowl party for your mouth

This weekend we are hosting a Superbowl Bash. I refrain from asking JohnnyMac what he wants on the menu du jour because the answer is: cocktails and endless plates of meat. I like a little more variety. The party is going to be fantastic and even better because my BFF is here this weekend too.  So, with a medley of recipes for the party, I thought I would share a few.  The idea of Superbowl faire to me is hearty but low- maintenance. I wouldn't want you to miss any of the commercials I mean, game

From my kitchen to yours, enjoy every bite.

Grilled BBQ Potato Skins: a slight twist on the classic
Ingredients

3 russet potatoes, scrubbed
4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 cup Cheddar
1/2 cup barbecue sauce, warm
1/2 pound pulled pork
Sour cream, for topping
2 tablespoons snipped chives, for garnish 

Directions 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake potatoes on middle rack until fork tender, about 1 hour. Remove from oven and let sit until cool enough to handle.

Bake 4 strips of bacon on a small sheet pan in the oven for 15 minutes. Crumble bacon when it's cooled. Preheat grill to medium heat. Cut potatoes in half, lengthwise, and spoon out the flesh, leaving a half inch shell. Melt the butter in saucepan and add minced garlic. Brush potatoes with the butter and garlic mixture. Flip over and butter the bottoms.

Place potatoes on grill and cook until crisp, about 4 to 4 1/2 minutes on each side and remove from grill. Divide the cheese, barbecue sauce and pulled pork among the potatoes. Top potato skins with sour cream, crumbled bacon and chives for garnish.

Fruit Bruschetta:
There are many options for this delicious treat. It is one of my favorite things to serve at parties.  

Ingredients:
1 8 oz package of cream cheese softened
2 cups strawberries sliced/diced
2 T chopped mint
2 T honey

Mix well. Slather onto sliced baguette. You can also use kiwi, grapes, melon etc.


Beer Dip (compliments of my BFF Marcia Garcia)
She recommends this with pretzels. I recommend it with sliced baguette topped with a little cheese and under the broiler until the cheese melts.

Ingredients:
1/2 bottle of beer (or less, depending on your taste and by taste I don't mean pour most of it in your mouth and the tiny remainder in the recipe.)
2 pkg cream cheese
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 c. chopped onion
1 pkg dry hidden valley ranch mix

Mix well.  Serve with pretzels, crackers, or sliced baguette as noted above.

And don't forget, it is Hotpants weekend. Contest ends 2.8.2010. 
And do you Choo? I hope you do. Contest ends 2.10.2010.
Next week is all about fab giveaways. Join in.

71 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

Cool! I am trying the beer dip :)

JoeyRes said...

Fruit Bruschetta sounds yummy! I wonder if we'll be dug out of this snow in time for the Super Bowl?

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest to you too!

My name is PJ. said...

I love bruschetta and I've never had the fruit variety. Must. Try.

Kim said...

Happy Saturday Sharefest. These look like great recipes that don't take a lot of fussing. I think I'll try the beer dip, too.

Inge' said...

All of these sound great! I am going to have to try them all. Especially the BBQ skins. I love anything to do with BBQ.

Thanks for sharing these. Sounds like a great party!

Jaime said...

that all sounds good. especially the potato skins.

Plentymorefishoutofwater said...

Can you not just give me time to perfect the doughnuts before you introduce a new recipe into my life ;-)
plentymorefishoutofwater.blogspot.com

Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

YUMMMMY JM! Thanks for these! I'd love to party with you some day. You are such a hoot!

P.S. I sent you an invite on FB regarding Main Street (my group)'s new FB fan page... but because it was from that profile you probably ignored it, heehee ;) I should have warned folks from my own profile to expect it!

C'est la vie, non?!

Enjoy the commercials! ...errr, the game, I mean ;)

Andrea said...

Oh those all sound great! Have a fun party!

Myya said...

So should I show up a little before kickoff???

JenJen said...

Yummmmmy! Thanks for sharing!

alanna said...

ohmyg those skins look AMAZING!! i seriously made my roommate come look at how DELICIOUS they look!

Eric said...

Not sure I can get past the beer, but I'll try...

AJ said...

So I guess you are making the fruit bruschetta because "the meat" are bringing their "fruit"? loove you! AJ

Brian Miller said...

my mouth is excited!

meredith said...

looks like i had better start cooking!

tori said...

they all sound wonderful! Looking forward to the commercials too!

Jen said...

I wanna come to your party.

Ashley Stone said...

yum the fruit bruschetta sounds good

Vinomom said...

I am incredibly picky but all three of those recipes actually sound like something I would eat! VERY excited to try the bbq potato skins. And by try I mean send the recipe to my friend who actually cooks.

Jealous you get to have your superbowl party. With 28 inches of snow and counting it looks like ours is not going to happen :(

singedwingangel said...

YOu need beer cheese, which is DA BOMB. LOVE that stuff lol..

Bossy Betty said...

Love the idea of Fruit Bruschetta!

CatLadyLarew said...

Oh, yeah... forget the game... just bring on the eats!

f8hasit said...

Yum!
Thanks for the great receipes! (as always)

I'm a commercial watcher as well. And all those guys flexing their butts in those tight pants are alright too.
;-)

Stepharoni said...

The fruit bruschetta sounds delish. I think the Monday after Super Bowl should be a holiday so everyone could really enjoy the festivities on Sunday!

Christiejolu said...

Party at your house!!!!LOL!

Herding Cats said...

Your Superbowl Sunday looks a lot more creative than mine (which includes hamburgers and guac n chips)! I'm jealous!

Kristina P. said...

YUUUUUUM! I love that they are grilled.

Corrie Howe said...

We're hoping we'll have electricity and satellite for the Super Bowl. I'm assuming you're having a party with all these lovely snacks. We will just have our kids because everyone else is snowed in. May even have to cancel church a second week in a row.

Have fun! And may your team win.

kbxmas said...

Superbowl? You mean the puppybowl, right? The BBQ potato skins sound wonderful. Yum!

Matty said...

Um......where's the chocolate?

amy said...

Beer dip, yum. Without or without Superbowl.

Sarah said...

We are hosting too!! Our first party at our new house. Actually, our first party ever in almost three years we've been together :) We have about 18 people coming. We are providing: pulled pork sandwiches (5 lb. pork butt), TWENTY ONE pounds of wings with three sauces, veggie tray with dip, and Velveeta/ Cream cheese Mexican dip :) People are bringing small dishes to pass like pasta salad, cookies, and whatever else :) I HATE football but love the commercials and people!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

YUM! That makes me want to throw a superbowl party just to make those!

Secretia said...

You really got me with the title to this one! Ha Ha, naughty naughty!

Secretia

Menopausal New Mom said...

Fabulous party food you are preparing! Wish I wasn't watching my weight so closely right now, I'd love to try some of these.

Kato said...

Oh my goodness. That all looks scrumptious! I am not having a Superbowl party, but I might have a yummy food party!

Thanks JennyMac!

Eva Gallant said...

The potatp skins get my vote!

Chief said...

heading to the store for the dip ingredients!

linlah said...

If I weren't the only one wo'd eat those I'd fix them they all look great.

Tgoette said...

Wow, that all sounds awesome! I'm going to give the potato skins a go and maybe the beer dip too. Thanks for sharing! Go Colts!

Just Breathe said...

Thank you for the recipes. This is the first year that we are not having our kids over for a party.
(My son made the mistake of buying tickets for him and his sister to see the Pee Wee Herman show in L.A. on Sunday. He didn't know it at the time!) It will be quite but I will save these recipes for another time. Thank you.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

(Mouth watering, wipe drool.)

We are having steak with chimichurri sauce, baked sweet potato fries, lemon rosemary bread, steamed broccoli and homemade (start to finish) razzleberry pie.

Who cares about the game?

Erin said...

That fruit bruschetta sounds right up my alley! We are going to a Superbowl party tomorrow and I am bringing granny smith apples & a fruit dip that I love to make....cream cheese based, of course! I figured at least there would be one semi-healthy thing there that I could nosh on!

Nonflammable said...

After browsing the internet last nite looking for one more appetizer for my brouhaha, I should have known I could count on you.

Thanks for the pototoe skin recipe/idea.

Have a good one!

The Red Headed Mama said...

I can make the potato skins and beer dip without feeling guilty since the fruit is healthy, right? I mean, they totally cancel each other out...

Juliana said...

SOOOOO yummy! Looks great. I am loving your blog and am your newest follower. I hope you will come by and follow back. Juliana from A Blonde Walks Into A BLOg

Lily Johnson said...

One word. Yuummyy!!

Aunt Juicebox said...

I may try the beer dip....if I have any left tomorrow. LOL

Colleen said...

Oh! That makes me hungry! I bet MacGyver would flip for that dip.

I'm so excited for the SuperBowl, though I still have no idea where we're going to watch it.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

BEER DIP! I just blacked out from pleasure. Sounds so good. Thank you for sharing.

Slamdunk said...

Those potato skins look to die for. Super Bowl eating is all about finger foods--ok, with chili and some other exceptions.

Hope your event goes well.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

The beer dip sounds good. I'd try it if I wasn't going to be watching the Super Bowl by myself since Boo has to work.

Tracy said...

Mmmm...beer.

obladi oblada said...

Cant wait for the commercials and the half time show. Those potato skins sound sooooo good.

Dumblond said...

Ooo I'm trying that Beer Dip. Any excuse to consume more of that!

Luna said...

i want to try the Grilled BBQ Potato Skins. they look so good. i love stuffed potato skins. thanks for the recipe.

Life with Kaishon said...

Scrum-diddly-umptious.

Fruit Bruschetta= Brilliant!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

That Fruit Bruschetta sounds really fun. Very summery (which, as I look at the snow outside my window, is what I need right now!). :)

Tracy said...

Just tried the beer dip. It's fab!

Existential Waitress said...

MMMMMMhhh! Those potato skins look super yummy!

Melissa B. said...

My neighbor actually makes Beer Dip...and I happen to be going to her house for the Superbowl! Don't know if it's your recipe or not, but I'll let you know. I, of course, am bringing Texas BBQ'd Brisket. Can't watch football w/o a good slab o' cow!

Fragrant Liar said...

Diggin' the idea of fruit bruschetta. Reminds me of this fruit pizza we make using sugar cookie dough as the "pizza" crust, then pile on the kiwi, blueberries, strawberries, etc. Tres yummy!

Since we're already into our roast beef au jus, I'll have to plan on the bruschetta for next time. Let you know how much I love it!

tattytiara said...

Oooooh now I'm in trouble. Like I couldn't clog my arteries fast enough with regular potato skins!

shortmama said...

I made a TON of food for the game...my stomach is still full!

Kat @ www.TodaysCliche.com said...

Just loved this post... coming from SITS. Random, but are you going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Baltimore?

Vodka Logic said...

Didn't do much for the Stupor Bowl but then again no Patriots in the game.. whats with that?

Recipes look yummy, wish I liked to cook.. who am I kidding.. lol

citymouse said...

I made the beer dip and took it to something on both Saturday and Sunday. It was awesome. (I can't believe I never seem to have milk in the house but had all the ingredients to make this twice. Go figure.)

Jen said...

Yum! I'm saving these for next year!

stepfabulous said...

Always, Always, Always, love new recipes! :)

FYI - email is angiemartin30@gmail.com

Now delete this comment! LOL

Ms. Salti said...

I'll keep these in mind next time I throw a bash!