Sunday, January 23, 2011
What's Cookin' This Week (Jan 24 - 30, 2011): The Pre-Super Bowl Meal Plan
Let's pretend it's Super Bowl Sunday each day this week, shall we? Just ignore the fact that I don't even know what teams are playing this year. Nevermind the details that I haven't watched a football game since last year's Superbowl game where the New Orleans Saints took home the prize. It's all about the food and commercials anyway, right? Right! Good. Okay.
Seriously though as I was jotting down all my ideas for the upcoming week, they all seemed to be great snack or party foods but healthier versions of them. Therefore, I thought....let me help those people who are actually excited about the upcoming game plan their football gatherings and social events. So here you go - The Superbowl Snack Plan - a week early, so that you can shop ahead of time and even make them ahead of time to be sure your friends and family will love them!
Monday, Jan. 24 - Vegetarian Red Bean Stew, the recipe is listed here under "main dishes"
Tuesday, Jan. 25 - Bacon-Cheddar Meatballs, I will bake these not fry them and use other healthy substitutions
Wednesday, Jan. 26 - Leftovers or eat out
Thursday, Jan. 27 - Ranch Ham Roll-ups, Championship Bean Dip with baked pita chips
Friday, Jan. 28 - Sloppy Joe and Veggie Pizza
Saturday, Jan. 29 - Sausage and Bow Tie Pasta Salad, with sesame green beans
Let's pretend it's Superbowl Sunday, Jan. 30 - For breakfast/brunch: Breakfast Biscuit Quiches
For lunch: Almond chicken strips with honey mustard sauce
For dinner: Slow cooker Jambalaya
A party isn't complete without snacks and desserts! Here are some good ones that I will try to make that would go excellent with tailgating or watching a sports event:
Easy spinach and artichoke dip, recipe is from my cookbook
Pretzel party mix
Rice Krispie Chocolate Peanut Butter balls
Cookie cake bars
Do you watch the Super Bowl game? What are your favorite sports foods to munch on?