I can't wait for Super Bowl. I love football and this is the big finale, so of course there has to be a party and tons of good things to eat. We seem to make it a whole day of snacking, not a meal, just tons of Tapas. This is the same menu we seem to have every year and it is always a winner.
I love having all kinds of snacks that go in the oven and then a few that I make from scratch. I call this a Semi-Homemade party.
(You know like Sandra Lee's cooking show)
7 layer Bean Dip & Chips
Chicken & Steak Taquitos
Beef & Cheddar Bites
Pigs In a Blanket
Boneless Chicken Wings
Here's my secret to semi-homemade. All of these wonderful goodies can be cooked up really easy in the oven.
Now for the homemade part. I make won tons from scratch. Super easy and such a treat. You can make these way ahead of time, just freeze and cook what you need.
1 lb. ground round generously seasoned with garlic salt.
Won Ton Wraps
Brown meat well then add the can of green chilies, cook together for 1 to 2 minutes.
Place them on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer.
Place frozen in hot oil and fry until golden brown. These are small, so don't over cook. Serve with salsa as a dip.
Fried Rice is one of my family's favorites and it is perfect to serve with the orange chicken and boneless wings for those that want more of a meal. Super easy and can be made right before your guests arrive. You can find my recipe here.
Here's to real life from last year - I forgot to get a picture before we started eating all this stuff. This is round one and then there are all kinds of cookies and pie too.
That's it, while all your store bought Tapas are cooking in the oven, fry up your won tons and then place everything on pretty platters. Fill a large bowl with fried rice, arrange your dips and chips and you are done. Let everyone help themselves to a large bucket filled with sodas, beer and wine. Now just relax and enjoy the game.
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