super bowl food

01.31.12

Did you hear?

The Super Bowl is in mere days!

People are usually interested in the game, the commercials or the food. I’ll let you guess which category I fall under…

But yesterday, my sports-obsessed husband asked if we were going to have fun Super Bowl food. (He falls under all three categories).

“Ummm, obviously” I replied.

When I asked him if he had any requests he responded with this:

“Chicken wings, nachos, seared scallops, bacon-wrapped scallops, bacon-wrapped shrimp,” and this continued for minutes.

 I won’t serve solely junk food on Super Bowl Sunday – I like to have a mix of indulgent, delicious, cheesy foods along with a few vegetables thrown into the mix.

Here are some of the things on our standard menu, or that have caught my eye in the past few days.

Super Bowl Food: 

 

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Are you watching the game, the commercials or eating the food?

salmon cakes

salmon cakes with lemon garlic aioli

Salmon Cakes are an easy yet very delicious meal, and one that I made on a regular basis when I was just starting to get into food and cooking. They don’t require any fancy ingredients, they come together quickly and, the end result is so amazing that I made them frequently when I was trying

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kale, sweet potato and bacon egg bake

sweet potato, kale & bacon egg bake

My Minnesota Aunts made the best egg bakes and it was something I looked forward to every time we celebrated Christmas in Minnesota.  It might be a Minnesota thing – I don’t ever recall having it with Wisconsin family – anyone know? I remember them being full of cubed white bread, breakfast sausage, custardy eggs

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top uses for pesto

top uses for prepared pesto

(source) Pesto is one of those staples that everyone should always have on-hand. It comes in handy for so many things and adds such fresh flavor to everything it meets! While homemade pesto is usually better, I rely on prepared pesto from the store a lot. Here are some of the ways I use it:

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3 ingredient stuffed mushrooms

3-ingredient stuffed mushrooms

Surely you can only be thinking one thing by this title… Sandra Lee. (source) Quick run-down on Sandy if you aren’t familiar with her (ahem, Mom): she often makes a meal on her food network show out of various packaged foods. Think cookies with cake mix (I’m guilty of that one), risotto with condensed soup

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daily eats 1.18.12

Hey Friends! My last daily eats post was from the Rose Bowl game – thankfully this post has more vegetables, less cheese and no wine! My body thanks me. Morning Liquids: Coffee and coconut creamer + water Breakfast: I wasn’t very hungry because of a large dinner the night before so I kept it light

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braised chicken

braised chicken with garlic & mushrooms

Braised meat is something that I really didn’t know a ton about, but it sounds so rustic and hearty, doesn’t it? Like the perfect winter meal. Not that I would know anything about winter anymore, but I hear it isn’t fun. I had a general idea of what braising was all about, but I wasn’t

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