This year’s SuperBowl brings with it a miracle in the family sports rivalry lore. Our favorite cousin’s team made it to the SuperBowl. The Eagles. The team that has been to the SuperBowl twice before, but not won. Sheila and I have to give lots of credit to a team that has come back from some fairly serious injuries to make it all the way to the Big Game. Neither of our teams made it, sad to say.
In honor of an Eagle season that has been hard fought, and because we love our cousin, we came up with a recipe for a snack that everybody loves – guacamole.
Try this super easy recipe, no matter which side you root for, and enjoy the game!
Serve with corn chips, taco chips, bagel chips, celery, or anything that scoops it up.
Update after the game: The Eagles won and our cousin is yelling a lot. I think he’s happy. lolol
It’s time for football parties and baseball playoffs! It’s time for great food, easy to make for a crowd.
We both like black beans in several dishes, so we decided to make black bean soup, but added diced tomatoes and lentils for texture and color. This soup is so thick that it can be used as a topping for rice or pasta.
I ate it like chili, in a bowl, and there was very little soupy liquid. Don’t want it that thick? Just add water.
We made so much while testing the recipe, that I gave some to the neighbors to try. They lived. Promise! 🙂
This one bubbles and pops, so keep the lid on.
Optional garnish: sprinkle shredded cheese on top.
Add meat and/or serve over rice/pasta for a delicious, filling, main dish.
A scoop on top of a baked potato would be delish!
Watch the game, and enjoy! 🙂
NFL season has begun, baseball season is winding down, and hockey season gets under way next month. We need Game Day recipes!
This week we decided to serve a new twist on an old standby. Game Day Flatbread. What’s flatbread? Basically, it’s a lot like the bread you see under the sauce on a pizza. Some of it tastes and looks like pita bread without the pocket. It’s firm enough to hold meats, doesn’t get soggy while it bakes, and keeps its texture when being eaten. People place a variety of cheeses and veggies on the flatbread and bake it in the oven. Picture heating up an open-face sandwich. Yes, it does look like pizza. Our Game Day Flatbread sandwich has no tomato sauce, and I’ve yet to see one in a pub or restaurant that does. But without the tomato sauce, the flavor mix and cooking time is different.
You can make the actual flatbread yourself, but why bother when you can buy various tasty versions – gluten-free or naan or herb seasoned or unleavened, etc – right in the bread aisle of almost any grocery store. Tortillas won’t work. Find the kind that you would use to make a gyro. Or look for the brand that we get: Toufayan flatbread.
We plan to let our game day partiers make their own, mixing and matching the toppings they like best, but here is a tasty recipe for spinach & cheese flatbread, with a note for one with sausage. Sheila and I will prep the spinach, tomato, and sausage beforehand, so that all the guests have to do is put together their own creations.
We did a LOT of taste-testing for this one, basically because I could not decide which cheese and tomato combo I liked best. Yup. I’m stickin’ to that story. Sheila would back me up, but she’s busy trying another sausage one. 😉
If you’d like to add sausage to the mix, use:
1/4 cup ground, chopped, cooked mild Italian sausage. Add it before the tomato layer.
Reduce the amount of Parmesan cheese and also adjust the salt in the spinach, because the added sausage may make this version too salty for some.
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*Photo by Patti Phillips