Super Bowl Stuff-Your-Face Sunday

Sadly, Cole is is denial that there is actually a Super Bowl this year. That is how much he hates Pittsburgh. Trust me, I was devastated when the Ravens lost too {bad week for Cole = worse week for me}. I’ve been really trying my hardest to be supportive, but its incredibly hard because I love nachos, mac-n-cheese and guacamole. I think I can deny the game itself, but there is no way I can deny the food… or the commercials for that matter.

Here are a few of my favorite Super Bowl recipes. Forgive me if I’ve divulged them in the past, they are most definitely worthy of repeating!

1. Barefoot Contessa Guacamole



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I love guac. This guac is super duper easy, plus I really love making it in my molcajate which is one of the best wedding gifts ever {and a fun word to say over and over again}. Confession: I chop the guacamole in a separate bowl and then put it into the molcajete–it keeps it chunkier.

2. Barefoot Contessa Mac-N-Cheese



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I’ve probably blogged it 10 times by now. You need to take that as a sign. It’s amazing, its incredible, there is no other mac-n-cheese that compares. I dare you to challenge it.

3. Vegetarian Chili



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I love veggie chili. It’s super easy to make, tastes “meaty” to me and is totally filling and delicious {especially smothered in cheddar cheese, scallions and some sour cream, how could that be bad for you?}. I found this recipe on The Way the Cookie Crumbles and can’t wait to test it!

I also really love my friend Leah’s Veggie Chili recipe! Here it is:

1 package of soy crumbles (Morning Star or Boca Burger), 1 can of either kidney beans or small red beans, whichever you prefer, 2 cans of chopped tomatoes {she likes Del Monte flavored ones like garlic and olive oil or mild green chiles}, 1 cup of diced white onions, 1 cup of diced green peppers, shredded cheese and a tsp. of chopped garlic.

In a pot cook the crumbles, onions, peppers and garlic. Crumbles aren’t really raw so there is no “done time” for those, just depends how crunch you like the veggies. Once they’re almost “done” add the tomato cans and drained beans. Bring to a simmer and season to your liking with salt, pepper and chili powder. Serve over spaghetti or rice and cover with cheese. For an extra kick add Mexican corn {Leah loves the Jolly Green Giant white chipotle style corn}. Eat and savor!

4. Nachos {I refuse to show you the full picture of me stuffing my face with nachos in Seattle this summer with Ali, but you get the hint.}



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Everyone has the way that they like their nachos. I’m convinced that my family was born to make nachos. Maybe ours aren’t like yours but they take about 10 minutes to make and I have been known to eat plates of them {even pre-pregnancy} without telling anyone they were already out of the oven.

Here’s how: take a bag of Tostitos {I like the round ones}, use a knife and spread on generously} refried beans {I like the Old El Paso ones, straight out of the can, lowfat is up totally up to you}. Top with shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 or 375 until the cheese is bubbly. Serve immediately with sour cream {Cole likes salsa too but that is just too many vegetables for me}. Guacamole works, although I prefer guac alone on a chip without the overkill of the cheese and beans. Re-make as many times as necessary {in my family that is usually 3-5}.

5. Dessert!



brownie pudding



There are just so many to choose from, but since nothing says “decadent” like the Super Bowl, I think I”ll go with Barefoot Contessa’s Brownie Pudding. I know, I know I worship and adore all things Ina Garten so why not give her credit where credit is due. Here’s the Cakery Fridayl¬†tutorial. Good luck getting it into the oven before devouring the entire batter.

Oh sure, I could’ve given you great crudite and hummus recipes, but that wouldn’t be American now would it? Ok Cole, man up and watch the game and eat these things with me. I’ll even let you order wings.

xoxo,

Niki



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1 Comment on Super Bowl Stuff-Your-Face Sunday

  1. susy
    February 3, 2011 at 8:28 am (9 years ago)

    Niki,
    love the your Super Bowl menu! And I am going to try them all. Thank you
    GO STEELERS!!!!!

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