A Super Bowl post is probably the last thing most of you would expect me to write about. I didn't exactly get put on the Sports beat in college (I was however on the R.O.T.C. beat, go figure). Anyway I must say I'm a bit excited for the Super Bowl this year as it's right here in Phoenix (technically Glendale). So now that we know who is playing in the big game, I'd say it's time to start planning the appetizers. You don't think that I actually watch the game do you? It will be on of course, I know it's Sunday, talk to my husband about that one. But I only watch for the commercials. Me and Travis think it would be pretty funny if Pizza Hut once again does a commercial with Jessica Simpson, only this time she should be ordering pizza during the game with her boyfriend Tony Romo (for my non Sportsy family, he's the Dallas Cowboys quarterback who some say was distracted from his playing due to his new love Jess, and thus didn't make it to the Super Bowl).
No when it comes to Super Bowl parties I'm all about the food, and I have a few new recipes (from my neighbor Laurie, the queen of appetizers) that I'm planning on trying and thought I'd share. Now these aren't exactly gourmet, but that's why I think they'll be great for the game. Think man dip.
Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 rotisserie chicken pulled off bone and shredded (or two cans of canned chicken, think Costco size)
2 8 oz. packages cream cheese softened
1 cup blue cheese dressing
3/4 cup pepper sauce (your favorite wing sauce, I liked Franks Red Hot brand)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips and or 1 bunch celery
Mix shredded chicken with hot sauce, then mix all other ingredients until well incorporated. Place in 8 X 8 or 9 inch round for 30 min. at 350 degrees.
*Nancy's note* I watched my neighbor make this (she used the canned chicken) and I must say I was a bit skeptical, canned chicken and all. Plus I'm not a big wing person, but mostly because I don't like the bones and veins and gross stuff. That's why this recipe was so good, all the flavor of hot wings, and no gross bones, etc. Really it's quite yummy, but not exactly low fat, how can you go wrong with 2 packages of cream cheese?
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 8 oz. cream cheese
1 jar 14.5 oz. artichoke hearts
1 tsp. garlic
Mix all ingredients and place in bread bowl. Bake 25 minutes at 325 degrees. Use Bread from inside of bowl for dipping.
*Nancy's note* I've tried a lot of different artichoke dips, and I liked this one the best.