Monday, November 7, 2011

Football Food

Saturday night we had some people over for the Alabama vs. LSU game. I found it somewhat disturbing that we hadn't had people over all season for an Auburn game, yet we had people over for the Alabama game. But this was the first weekend we didn't have anything going on Saturday night and obviously it was a pretty big game. I definitely don't like LSU, but it is always nice to see Alabama lose...especially when their fans cry about it. Anyways, back to the purpose of this post, football food! I miss tailgaiting food, so this was the perfect excuse to fix some finger foods. The menu: Tazikis Friday Special, Chicken Bacon Bites, Spinach Dip, Hummus, Lacey's Little Party Pizzas, and S'mores cookies.

These little pizzas are SO easy! And they are always a hit. You brown the sausage (Lacey does hot sausage, but I have to do mild!), then drain the sausage. Melt the velveeta then pour over the sausage. Put on party bread and broil for 2-3 minutes or until Sausage browns. Next up, dessert!

I've been wanting to try these cookies for a while now, and they did not disappoint! Preheat oven to 375. Line baking pans with parchment paper and lay out graham cracker squares (as close to each other as possible). In medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and sea salt. Then set aside. In an electric mixer cream together butter (softened), white sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Add the flour mixture and combine on a low speed. Fold in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. Chill dough for one hour. I didn't do this and the dough was kind of hard to work with, so next time I will obey this step. Place tablespoons of dough on graham cracker. Put in the oven for 5 minutes.

After 5 minutes remove and place hershey square on top of dough. I did 1 hershey square on each cookie. Put back in the oven and bake 5-10 more minutes.

Take out and let cool.

Yummy!

Little Party Pizzas
1 lb. sausage
1 lb. Velveeta
Loaf of Party Bread (Pumpernickel or Rye)

S'mores Cookies
11 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter (softened)
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
2 and 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Choc. Chips
1 cup Mini Marshmallows
3 Regular Size Hershey Bars, broken into pieces
1-2 packages of Regular Graham Crackers, broken into squares

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