Well my team didn’t make it. I’m sitting here wearing a Chicago Bear’s jersey and feeling the agony of defeat! That is not going to stop me from watching my all time favorite sport on Super Bowl Sunday though. And you can bet I’ll be putting out the munchies for all to enjoy.
Below are two of my favorite snack dips. If you would like a delicious kid friendly recipe to serve as well, try this peanut butter apple dip. It’s so good you will want to make sure you buy extra apples to serve with it! If you are a cheese and cracker loving crowd, try this easy but insanely delicious gouda and sun dried tomato cheese ball. It’s great on crackers but also wonderful spread onto celery sticks!
First up is this warm, ooey-gooey fiesta dip, perfect served with restaurant style tortilla chips.
Hot Fiesta Dip
10-oz pkg frozen whole kernel corn
1 1/2 cup salsa
3/4 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1/2 can (about 7 ounces) refried beans
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
Microwave frozen corn according to package directions, drain.
In a 9-inch pie plate, combine salsa and refried beans, stir until well combined. Stir in corn. Cover with plastic wrap and vent, then microwave on high for 2 minutes.
Remove plastic wrap and immediately sprinkle with shredded cheese, let stand for five minutes or until cheese melts. Top with green onions and serve with tortilla chips.
Another great way to top those tortilla chips is with this super easy homemade salsa. This time of year the tomatoes available in the store are just not prime. Everyone loves fresh salsa made with garden tomatoes. But when it’s too cold for fresh from the garden produce, a good quality canned tomato makes an excellent salsa as well.
Amanda’s Homemade Salsa from Canned Tomatoes
1 14-oz can tomatoes (whole or chopped)
4 oz can green chiles
3 teaspoons minced garlic
5 green onions, coarsely chopped
1 handful fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
garlic salt (to taste)
freshly ground black pepper (4 or 5 turns or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Layer ingredients in the food processor in the order they are listed.
Pulse a few times to get the ingredients mixed together. You can continue using the pulse feature if you like your salsa a little chunky. I process mine for about 30-45 seconds or until it looks good.
If you enjoy Mexican flavors as much as I do, you’ll love these Mexican appetizers known as Quesados. Made with flour tortillas, guacamole and cheese they are a definite crowd pleaser.
For a sweet treat, bake up these soft football themed gingerbread cookies!
If you’re really feeling adventurous, try your hand at these Royal icing topped football jersey sugar cookies.