Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Recipes for Playoff food

We enjoyed the food that I made. Not everything went as planned but that was ok.

Brown sugar smokies
1 (16 ounce) package little smokie sausages
1 pound bacon
1 1/2 C cup brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350

Cut bacon into thirds and wrap each strip around a little sausage.

Stick a toothpick through each sausage to secure the bacon.

Add 1/2 C. brown sugar to a dish. Dredge each sausage through
the brown sugar, coating well.

Arrange the sausages on a baking sheet and sprinkle them liberally
with the remaining brown sugar.

Bake until bacon is crisp and the brown sugar melted.

You can keep these warm in a crockpot set on low or warm.

Pepperoni rolls --flopped
I made a new bread machine Italian bread recipe and it turned out too sticky. The bread never did rise right so I tossed it.

Crockpot Chicago Style Beef Sandwiches
I definitely didn't stick to a regular Chicago style recipe. Instead, I added my own flare to it and the results were delicious!

3 lb beef roast
1C. beef broth
4 TBSP hot pepper relish
2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 of a medium onion sliced into thin strips --more if you like a lot of onions
1/2 jar of marinate mushrooms, chopped fine (use other 1/2 in pasta salad)

Add meat to crockpot and top with garlic powder. Pour in beef broth. Top with hot pepper relish and onions. Cover and cook on high for approximately 6 hrs or until the meat can be shredded with 2 forks. Remove meat from juices and shred completely. Add the meat back to into the juices. Turn the crockpot to low or warm until ready to eat.

For the sandwich topping:
Finely chop up 1/2 C. Italian Giardiniera and add to a small bowl. Add 1/4 to 1/2 C. hot pepper relish and the chopped marinated mushrooms. Mix well.

Fill Italian subs with meat and top with pepper relish mix.

Antipasto pasta salad
1 lb penne pasta, cooked al dente
1/2 lb Genoa salami
1/2 lb sandwich pepperoni
1/3 lb provolone cheese --will use fresh moz. cheese the next time
fresh Basil
1/2 jar of marinated mushrooms, drained and chopped
3 TBSP hot pepper relish (I would've used roasted red peppers but I forgot to buy them!)

Slice salami, pepperoni and cheese into thin strips. Coarsely chop fresh basil.
Mix all ingredients in a large container and top with red wine vinegar dressing. (below)

Red wine vinegar dressing
1/2 C. olive oil
1/4 C. red wine vinegar
2 tsp spicy brown mustard
2 tsp Italian seasonings
2 tsp minced garlic

Add all ingredients to a shaker or jar with a screw on lid. Shake well.

Pour over pasta salad and mix well.

Chill pasta salad for at least 4 hours before eating.

We snacked on M&Ms and other candies for dessert.

No plans for Superbowl Sunday just yet.



Amanda said...

Everything looks great Tami! Sorry about the flopped bread ;-P Hey, for the italian beef, the recipe that you posted, is it the original recipe or the one that you used your adjustments in? I'd like to try the original :)

aleta meadowlark said...

Whoah! Okay, so on the one hand I wish I liked football so I could entertain with a spread like you've got here. On the other, this soon after the holidays, I don't need any nudgings toward delicious, high-calorie food.

I'm torn, Tami.

Tiffany said...

Those little smokies wrapped in bacon and the beef sandwiches would make my boys very happy! It all looks yummy!

Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like great football food! I left some awards for you on my blog.

Maria said...

I am ready for the big game, thanks for these recipes!

tamilyn said...

I saw your name on another blog and had to stop and check it out-don't see our name spelled the 'correct' way very often ;-)

BugnLVoe said...

Mmm Fantastic Recipes!!!

Donna-FFW said...

My goodness, that pasta salad looks terrific. I am so bookmarking it! My husband is with you on the steelers!

Tami said...

Thanks, Ladies! Yes, the food that actually made it to the table was really good!

Tamilyn, Thanks for stopping by to say "hi". You're right, I don't see our name spelled the right way, too often--that makes us unique! ;)

Donna, The pasta salad was really good! Tell your husband we said GO STEELERS!!

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