Party Hardy: Food Essential To Super Bowl Festivities

IN THE KITCHEN

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A different kind of feast is a tradition at many Super Bowl festivities. And, according to about.com the favorite food at these feasts are chicken wings. So, here are two recipes from the Web site.

Baked Engine-Revving Chicken Wings

From Bisquick and Betty Crocker

Ingredients

1 cup cayenne pepper sauce (hot sauce)

1 teaspoon garlic salt

24 chicken drummettes

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 cup Original Bisquick baking mix

3/4 teaspoon onion salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Blue cheese dressing

Instructions

Stir together hot sauce and garlic salt until blended. Pour over drummettes; cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours but no longer than 24 hours.

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Melt butter in jelly roll pan in oven. Stir together Bisquick mix, onion salt and peppers. Remove chicken from sauce; discard sauce. Coat chicken with Bisquick mixture. Place in single layer in pan.

Bake 25 minutes; turn and bake an additional 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is golden brown and juice is no longer pink when centers of pieces are cut. Serve with dressing.

Buffalo Chicken Wings are traditionally served with blue cheese dressing and celery sticks.

Restaurant-style Chicken Wings

Ingredients

2-1/2 pounds chicken wings, split and tips discarded

3/4 -cup Frank's Redhot Buffalo Wing Sauce

Directions

Bake wings 45 minutes at 425 degrees until fully cooked and crispy, turning halfway.

Toss wings in Buffalo Wing Sauce.

Tip: You may substitute 1/2 cup Frank's Redhot Sauce mixed with 1/3 cup melted butter for the Buffalo Wing Sauce.

Alternate Cooking Directions

Deep-fry at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.

Broil 6-inches from heat 15 to 20 minutes, turning once.

Grill over medium heat 30 to 40 minutes, turning often.

The Web site about.com also recommends a variety of finger foods, such as appetizer-size meatballs that can be speared with toothpicks and assorted dips for chips and crackers.

Super Bowl Grape Jelly Meatballs

From cooks.com

2 pounds hamburger

1 cup breadcrumbs

Minced onion or chopped onion to taste

1/2 cup milk

2 eggs

2 tablespoons parsley flakes

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Mix ingredients together and make small meatballs. Brown and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Sauce

1, 12-ounce bottle chili sauce

1, 16-ounce jar grape jelly

Combine and bring to a boil. Spread over meatballs. Cook meatballs and boiled sauce in slow cooker for 2 to 3 hours.

Super Bowl Dip

From cooks.com

1, 12-ounce container cream cheese

1 jar salsa or picante sauce

1 small tomato

1 wedge lettuce

Nacho chips

Soften cream cheese; add sauce and mix well. Chop tomatoes and lettuce. Sprinkle on top of dip. Serve with nacho chips.

Super Bowl Dip 2

From cooks.com

1 can refried beans

1 small carton sour cream

3/4 small jar picante sauce

1 package taco seasoning

Mix all together on a platter. Top with tomatoes, onions, black olives and Cheddar cheese. Serve with tortilla chips.

Super Super Bowl Sunday Snack

From cooks.com

1 pound Jimmy Dean's hot sausage

1 pound hamburger

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

2 pounds Velveeta cheese

1 package cocktail rye or pumpernickel breads

Sliced green or black olives (optional)

Brown and drain meats and onion. Melt cheese (cut into chunks) into meat mixture (will make very thick mixture). Spread on breads. Place on cookie sheet. Top each with sliced green or black olives (optional). Bake at 350 to 375 degrees until hot (bubbly).

Or you can take a more traditional route with a salad and sandwich.

Super Bowl Salad

From cooks.com

1/2 head lettuce

1/2 head cabbage

1/2 bag spinach

Green onion

6 hard-boiled eggs, chopped

1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled

Swiss cheese, shredded

Dressing

1 cup sour cream

2 cups mayonnaise

1 package dry Ranch dressing mix

Mix dressing together and pour over other ingredients.

Perfect Super Bowl Sandwich

From cooks.com

1, 1-1/2 to 2-pound package sweet sausage

1, 8-ounce can tomato sauce

1 green pepper, sliced

1 large onion, sliced

2 tablespoons sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

Steak rolls

Cut sausage into 4-inch pieces. In frying pan, cover sausage with water, simmer for 10 minutes. Drain, removing water. Brown sausage on all sides. In 2-quart pan, add sausage to tomato sauce. Add 2 cans water and 2 tablespoons sugar, sliced pepper and onion. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer slowly for at least 1 hour. Serves 2 to 4.

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