Fun Superbowl Food

Last year I got a deal on Every Day with Rachel Ray Magazine so I’ll be getting the magazine for the next couple of years. It’s been fun to pick out a recipe or two from each issue to try out.

In her January/February issue she highlighted snack dishes that played off the “bowl” idea of the Superbowl. All the snacks had an edible bowl as part of the dish. I was trying to decide between two snacks to bring to the party we were going to and Tim wanted to eat both so I went ahead and made both dishes.

Amazingly I was able to make both between church and the game and we even made it on time!

I started with the Garlic Bread Bowl with Spicy Pizza Dip. It turned out really good and I’m a sucker for a bread bowl. But, I didn’t get any pictures since I was too excited about my next snack.

My second snack was a Chocolate Peanut Butter Bowl. Look at this goodness:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bowl: Rachel Ray Mag

I’ve seen the cake competition shows where people use Rice Krispie treats to give cakes strong structure, but I had never really thought about using them for other things. The bowl was actually super easy. You make the treat mixture and I made sure that I was chilling it long enough. The dip is basically a peanut butter whipped cream and its a wonderful complement to the rice krispies. It was a lot of fun to sit there and rip apart the bowl to eat the dip. Definitely the hit of the party.

I’d be curious to figure out a nut-free alternative because it’s just a great snack. This dish will for sure be on my list of go-to party snacks.

 

Menu Plan Monday Nov 12

My family is on their way to visit and we have some hopefully good new recipes to try this week. They are vegetarian so I’m trying three new recipes to branch out a little. I actually stuck to our menu last week and only moved one thing around due to a needed family clothes shopping trip.

We also have a little girl turning 5 this week so we have a birthday dinner with little friends included as well.

I’m linking this to  Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday link up.

I’ve tried to find the online recipes where possible.

Monday:

Lunch: leftovers

Dinner:  Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

Tuesday:

Lunch:  Frozen Pizza

Dinner:  Vegetable Stir-fry

Wednesday:

Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Rice & Bean Enchiladas (Rachael Ray)

Thursday:

Lunch: Quesadillas

Dinner: Vegetable Potpies (Rachael Ray)

Friday:

Lunch: haven’t decided 😉

Birthday Dinner: Mac and Cheese

Chicken Nuggets and Fruit

Saturday:

Lunch: Garbanzo’s

Dinner: Leftovers

Sunday:

Dinner: Popcorn, fruit, cheese and crackers (our sunday night usual)

 

For Thanksgiving I’m responsible for Mashed Potatoes, a Green bean casserole and a pie so I’ll be looking at those items for next week.

Menu Plan Monday

I have definitely fallen off the menu planning wagon and have spent a while kind of having an idea of what we’d eat, or I am checking our pantry to see what we have right before it’s time to eat. For sure we have been eating out more than we should be.

We have a long list of house repairs and a travel wish list for 2013 so I’m trying to be better with menu planning in order to help save money to go towards some of those goals.

Since I actually made a menu plan (for the next two weeks! *gasp*), I’m joining in on Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday link up.

I’ve tried to find the online recipes where possible.

Monday:

Lunch: Chicken and Crackers

Dinner:  Baked Potatoes and Chili

Tuesday:

Lunch:  English Muffin Pizzas

Dinner:  Light Chicken Parmesan (without tomato sauce), rotini noodles with spaghetti sauce

Wednesday:

Lunch: Sandwiches

Dinner: Chicken Turnovers (my mom’s recipe)

Thursday:

Lunch: Chicken Salad Sandwiches (P90X recipe)

Dinner: Southwestern Salmon (from Parents Mag May 2006)

Friday:

Lunch: Hamburgers

Dinner: Broccoli Potato Soup

Saturday:

Lunch: Tacos

Dinner: Leftovers

Sunday:

Dinner: Popcorn, fruit, cheese and crackers (our sunday night usual)

 

Next week we have family in town so my menu will be all vegetarian. Trying out some new recipes for that one.