Sunday, October 13, 2013

Game day!

Yesterday was Michigan football and Tigers baseball.
I tried a few new appetizers. 

First sweet snd spicy bacon wrapped chicken. 
This was really easy and really delicious. 
You cut the chicken in 1 inch pieces. I uses breasts but tenderloins would work too. Then cut the bacon slices into thirds. Wrap each piece of chicken with a piece of bacon and hold it together with a toothpick then dredge it in the spice mix. 
2/3 cup brown sugar 
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 tablespoons cumin

I baked them on a broiler so the grease would drip away. Any pan with some type of tray will work. You just don't want the chicken that is wrapped sitting in all the grease. 
Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees. 

These turned out really good. We dipped them in BBQ sauce. 

Next up is stuffed jalapeños. 
First slice the jalapeño long ways and take the seeds out. 

For the filling I used 
6 ounces softened cream cheese
1/2 cup Mexican style shredded cheese
1/4 pound cooked crumbled sausage 
Mix well and stuff the jalapeños. 
Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. We cook these all the time and they are akwYs a big hit. 

Lastly I made a loaded potato dip. 

16 ounces sour cream
8 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup sliced green onion
Mix it all together and serve with plain potato chips. I'd get a wavy or ridges one. It's a thick dip so you need a sturdy chip. 

The Tigers game was great. Michigan game, ah not so much. But, at least our bellys were full. 

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