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Friday, February 5, 2016

It's Super Bowl Party Time - Let's Do Semi-Homemade

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)


Won Tons
7 layer Bean Dip & Chips
Chicken & Steak Taquitos
Mozzarella Sticks
Beef & Cheddar Bites
Pigs In a Blanket
Orange Chicken
Fried Rice
Boneless Chicken Wings

Here's my secret to semi-homemade.  All of these wonderful goodies can be cooked up really easy in the oven.

 Add a little more BBQ sauce to these and yum.

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.

 1 can diced green chilies

 Jack or/and mozzarella cheese

Won Ton Wraps

 Brown meat well then add the can of green chilies, cook together for 1 to 2 minutes.

 Add 2 large handfuls of the shredded cheese.

 Turn heat off and stir to melt and combine with the meat mixture.

 Beat one egg in a bowl and set aside to use when wrapping the won tons.

 Place a small spoonful in the center of the won ton skin -

 Roll up from one corn about 3/4 of the way - -

 Dip fingers in egg wash and rub on the two ends to moisten, then stick them together in sort of a bow fashion.

Place them on a cookie sheet and put in the freezer.

 When they re frozen, package them up in freezer bags in a single layer - about 25 to the bag - and return to freezer.  This recipe makes about 75.

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. 

 My kids a couple of years ago - Enjoying a fun day with them and eating tons.  Is there anything better?

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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  1. Now that's a Super Bowl party I'd like to attend! The food looks great!!

  2. Such great ideas! Everything looks delicious! No doubt your family and guests will have an amazing evening savouring all the delicious tapas you made for them!I wish we could throw a Super Bowl party too but it will be in the middle of the night here :-/ I wish you a fabulous Super Bowl :-)

  3. I love your semi home made recipes! Sheila

  4. I bet people love to be invited to your house, because you always have such great food!

  5. I like the way you think Marty! Semi homemade is a great way to go! Have fun with all your super snacks!

  6. Everything looks delicious! I am with you on the semi-homemade. No one wants a tired, cranky hostess who has been cooking for hours :)

  7. That looks like quite a spread you have there, Marty. The won tons look good and the recipe really does look easy. I'm pinning the recipe. That fried rice looks delicious too. Fried rice is one of my favorite rice dishes. I checked the back post to it and it is similar to the way I make it. Thanks for sharing all your semi-homemade secrets and recipes!