Learning As I Chop

Football Food

Posted in Baking/Cooking by R @ Learning As I Chop on January 16, 2011

H and I aren’t big sports people, but when NY’s in the lead, we tune in. But before we turned on the Jets game, we made sure to plan our sports-day menu by deciding what kind of football food we’d “serve” ourselves. After a quick brainstorm, we decided on the following: pigs-in-blankets, veggies & dip and potato salad. Simple, yet all of the food groups – starch, protein and veg.

Feeling  a little adventurous, we decided to wrap our piggies in their blankets ourselves, as opposed to buying pre-made ones from Costco. Have you ever done this before? It’s incredibly simple but looks deceivingly difficult. Here’s the run down, which I found on E-How.

    Open the little smokies (cocktail weinies) and the Pillsbury crecent rolls.

    The cresent rolls come in pre-cut triangles, however they are too large. You will want to cut each pre-cut triangle in to 6 little triangles.

    After you have finished cutting the cresent rolls, roll one little smokie in one triangle starting at the longest point of the triangle.

    Roll all little smokies.

    Spray the cookie sheet with pam or rub with vegetable oil and place the little smokies on the pan.

    Bake the little smokies at 375 for 8 minutes or until golden brown.

    Serve and enjoy your pigs in a blanket!!

I have to say this was really fun and the piggies were delicious. Definitely better to make them at home, rather than purchase them already tucked into their comforters.

In order to be somewhat healthy, we also added some kind of veggie to our meal (baby carrots and grape tomatoes to be specific) but decided to spice it up for football Sunday. I therefore turned to my favorite go-to dip – one you might see on Mad Men. It’s a classic. One packet of Lipton french-onion mix plus one tub of sour cream together with two hours in the fridge, and you’ve got yourself a dip. I always get compliments on this dip even though it’s so simple and I feel like everyone knows it. But maybe you don’t, and I’m sharing with you. Trust me, you’ll thank me.

Since the Jets acted like the bus-driver, and took the Patriots to school, I see more football food in our future. Please share some of your favorite recipes and make sure to enjoy!


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