Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What'sfor Dinner Wednesday--Super Bowl Snacks

This week with the Super Bowl coming up I decided to add a few of our family favorite snack foods. Whether you are hosting or attending a party, or just need a quick to throw together snack, any of the items will be easy to prepare and you may likely have the ingredients in your pantry.
#1 Lil Smokies, or as my family lovingly calls them, 'Heart Attacks on a Stick'
          1 pkg Little Smokies, I buy the beef ones if available.
          1 pound pkg of bacon
          Tooth picks
          Brown Sugar
          9x13 pan
          Aluminum Foil
Cut the bacon into thirds. Wrap each third slice of bacon around a smokie and pin together with a toothpick. Place in the 9x13 pan arranging the entire package into one layer. Sprinkle with a layer of brown sugar on top of the smokies. Cover pan with foil. Bake at 400 degrees for one hour. Serve immediately or keep warm in a crockpot.

#2 Layered Mexican Dip

Layer  in a casserole or shallow dish the following items:
            Cream Cheese, softened; Refried Beans, Salsa, Grated Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Lettuce and topped with small dollops of sour cream. Serve with tortilla chips. Can be made ahead if stored covered in the refrigerator.

#3 Toffee Apple Dip
        1 pkg of cream cheese softened, 1/2 pkg of Heath Bar Bits, 1/3 C of brown sugar

Place all three ingredients into a quart sized freezer bag, seal and knead until ingredients are evenly mixed. Keep refrigerated. Before serving allow to sit out for a few minutes to softened slightly. Serve with apple slices. Also great on graham crackers.

These are a few of my 'go-to'  recipes for parties and gatherings. I hope your family enjoys them as much as mine does. Hoping to see you again more regularly in blogland, sorry for the long break between posts.

Posting from Cody's laptop and spending lots of time fixing mistakes created while getting used to his keyboard,
From Tulip~