Friday, September 18, 2015

a few football appetizers

Look how easy this is:

Go buy your favorite sausage and slice it up.  
Open a can of pineapple chunks and reserve the juice because someone will drink it.  Layla loved it!  Anyway, top the slices with a pineapple chunk and a toothpick and put on a cookie sheet.  This is a great way for kids to help cook; it's an easy job and fun too.  
[I lined the pan with parchment paper for easy clean up.] 
Bake in the oven at 375 until the edges of the sausage are slightly browned.  
Ahhhhh!  It's that easy and the flavor is so yummy.  I think it's a perfect football appetizer!

Next up, is a chicken tamale casserole I mixed up and instead of putting in in a casserole dish I scooped the mix into muffin tins.  This is a tasty appetizer to grab and go!

This picture is awful, but you get the idea.

1 box of Jiffy cornbread mix
1 can of cream style corn
2 eggs
1/3 cup of milk
1 can of enchilada sauce, I used red
2 1/2 cups of shredded chicken
2 cups of shredded cheese, your choice, I used taco blend
a couple sprinkles of cumin

Mix it all together, pour into muffin tins and bake on 375 for 45 minutes.

  I just say watch them.  Ovens vary and I had to bake these little babies longer.  Start with 30 minutes and see how they look.  Stick a toothpick in them because I took mine out of the oven and had to put them back in.  You want the final product to be a little soft, but the outside can have a tad bit of crunch.  Top them with cheese and bake 'til cheese melts.  So yummy!

I've posted this chicken dip before, back in 2011! It seems crazy I've been making this that long.
 It's pretty easy too 'cause I'm all about easy.

8 ounces cream cheese softened
1/4 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup blue cheese
1/2 cup wing sauce
1 cup shredded cheese
3 cups shredded chicken

Mix it up and bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

I almost always substitute ranch for the blue cheese dressing.  I always have all the stuff in the pantry for homemade ranch, but don't usually keep blue cheese in the fridge.

Happy eating friends! 

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