We tend to root for the Steelers when the Colts aren't playing, so we somewhat had a team to root for, although we weren't all that hardcore about the game itself this year. It was a great excuse to hang out with friends and eat though, so we were all smiles.
Tex Mex Wontons
This is the 3rd time I've made these for a party after getting the recipe from Natalie. They're amazing, and our friends now ask me to make them all the time.
1 SMALL CAN SLICED BLACK OLIVES, DICED (I hate olives, so I leave these out)
1 CUP RANCH
1/4 CUP DICED JALAPENOS (FROM JAR, NOT FRESH)
1.5 CUPS SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE
1.5 CUPS SHREDDED MONTERREY JACK CHEESE
1 PKG WONTON SHELLS (IN THE FRIDGE SECTION NEAR DRESSING AND PRODUCE)
MIX FIRST 6 INGREDIENTS TOGETHER.
PLACE EACH INDIVIDUAL WONTON IN A MINI MUFFIN PAN. LIGHTLY PRESS DOWN TO FORM AN OPEN CUP.
SPOON ABOUT A TABLESPOON OF THE SAUSAGE MIXTURE INTO EACH CUP.
BAKE AT 350 DEGREES ABOUT 15 MINUTES OR UNTIL WONTONS START TO BROWN.
Cheesy Pigs in a Blanket
My SIL, VABelle, gave me this recipe a while ago and I finally got around to making them for the party tonight! They were another huge crown pleaser, I'll be making these again for sure!
1 LB. PIZZA DOUGH (I used Pillsbury refrigerated thin crust)
4-6 HOT DOGS, CUT INTO THIRDS
3 TEASPOONS BROWN OR COURSE GRAIN MUSTARD (I used a little more)
3/4 CUP SHREDDED MONTEREY JACK CHEESE
1 LARGE EGG YOLK
1 TABLESPOON WATER
ROLL PIZZA DOUGH INTO AN 8 X 12 RECTANGLE USING FLOUR
USE A PIZZA CUTTER TO CUT THE PIZZA DOUGH INTO 2 X 4 IN. STRIPS, PLACE ONTO A COOKIE SHEET COVERED IN FOIL
PLACE HOT DOG AT THE TOP OF EACH DOUGH STRIP
BRUSH EACH DOUGH STRIP WITH MUSTARD, THEN SPRINKLE WITH 1 T. CHEESE BEFORE ROLLING THEM UP
WHISK TOGETHER EGG YOLK AND WATER, BRUSH ONTO TOP OF EACH ROLL
BAKE AT 425 DEGREES FOR 13-15 MINUTES
I hope you all had a great Super Bowl Sunday!