Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Party Foods

Which team will win the Super Bowl on Sunday?  There are always some sports fans among my classroom kids who know the players and the teams. They even knew the team colors, can you believe that?  They all love Tom Brady and think he's going to be on the winning team.


We each cut out a football to "VOTE" for our Team! Go Team!
Well, we shall see.   I have a fun little challenge for my classroom kids.  Those who predict the winner correctly will win a football sweatband for their wrist.  Those that predict incorrectly get to do 12 pushups.    I have lost in years past. It wasn't pretty watching me trying to do PUSH-UPS EITHER!

Our class graph....looks like the Patriots might be the favorite!  
This easy baked brie has dried cherries and pecans and jam inside. I shape it like a football and then cover it with puff pastry. The recipe for the Baked Brie is HERE.  At the Pepperidge Farm Website you can also watch a video on how to make the Baked Brie. It is to die for Yummy as a cracker dip!
Super Bowl Baked Brie with Puff Pastry

I shaped my Baked Brie cheese like a football using the Pepperidge Farm  Frozen Puff Pastry

I put the letters on with the extra puff pastry. I fill it with raspberry jam, some brown sugar, pecans and dried cherries. I bake it till just before the Super Bowl starts.  Triscuits, Pretzel Ritz and Wheat Thins are good with it.....
Yummy baked brie with dried cranberries and pecans inside..

This yummy stuff is my black bean and corn and avocado salsa.  It's a really fresh and delicious SALSA. 
Black Bean and Corn Salsa

This yummy black bean salsa is made from black eyed peas OR black beans, white sweet corn, green pepper, avocado, tomato, cilantro and purple onion, with a few dashes of lime and Italian Salad Dressing and salt and pepper. It's a crowd pleaser with Tostitos and these yummy pretzel crackers. and very filling!

Touchdown Treats
Cute little football player cupcakes would be so fun for the kids at a Super Bowl Party.....not to mention the big, male kids who are attending the party!!! lol..... you know who you are! 

HERE at the Family Fun website I found these cute cupcake football players I thought would be super cute to make for a Super Bowl Get together......M and Ms for the eyes and yellow buttons, black skinny licorice for the facemask.  Kids would LOVE these.
These football  cookies were from "On the Record Sports" and would be easy to make
from a chocolate cookie recipe....Only need a little icing in white!
Here at Luxe Finds was a cute way to do your  Super bowl 7 layer dip!


 I'd make the guacamole layer show on top and make lines from a piped bag of sour cream....then top with 2 colors of cherry tomatoes....so cute! 

Now here's my dipped strawberries...what if you added the white FOOTBALL laces in white chocolate on
top OF EACH chocolate strawberry....and removed the stems...wouldn't they look like footballs? Yeah they would....yum...another idea....
Football Cupcakes.jpg
Here at Houston Press is a great recipe for making these cute football cupcakes for Super Bowl Sunday. 

Oh WOW.... these "football" shaped cupcakes look yummy AND EASY....
or make them as sugar cookies topped with chocolate icing and the white lacing....EASY PEASY!

Or you could do soft pretzels. Check them out HERE at Weekday Chef. They are yummy. I've made the pretzels shaped like pretzels or just as pretzel bites. They are a bit time consuming but not really all that hard 


Soft Pretzels:
1 1/2 cups warm water
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
1 package active dry yeast
3 ounces unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
4 1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour
Vegetable oil
3 quarts water
3/4 cup baking soda
1 whole egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon cold water
Coarse sea salt
For the cheese sauce:
½ Tablespoon unsalted butter
½ Tablespoon all-purpose flour
½ cup milk
8 ounces Cheddar cheese, grated
Directions for Soft Pretzels 
Combine the water, sugar, yeast, and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer and mix with the dough hook until combined. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Add the salt and flour and mix on low speed until combined. Increase the speed to medium and continue kneading until the dough is smooth and begins to pull away from the side of the bowl, about 3 to 4 minutes. If the dough appears too wet, add additional flour, 1 tablespoon at a time. Remove the dough from the bowl, place on a flat surface and knead into a ball with your hands.

Oil a bowl with vegetable oil, add the dough and turn to coat with the oil. Cover with a clean towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm spot until the dough doubles in size, about 1 hour.
You boil them first, then bake them second. They turn out great every time! 
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

Bring the water to a boil in a large pot over high heat and add the baking soda.

Remove the dough from the bowl and place on a flat surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces, about 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 ounces each. Roll each piece into a long rope measuring 22 inches and shape. Cut the dough into one inch pieces to make the pretzel bites. Boil the pretzel bites in the water solution in batches. We did about 15 bites at a time. Boil for about 30 seconds. Remove with a large slotted spoon. Place pretzel bites on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Make sure they are not touching. Brush the tops with the egg wash and season liberally with the salt. 

Place into the oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes until golden brown.

Those will be good Super Bowl Party foods, won't they?
They'll go nicely with PIGS IN A BLANKET  and CHICKEN WINGS FOR SURE! 

 SUPER BOWL PARTY.....COMING UP...! 



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