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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Football Food

It's football season again! Here are some Easy Appetizers for Football season - Beef Ball, Pigs in Blankets, Pinwheels, Veggie Tray, and the number one hit in my house at least ~ Chicken Wings

Dried Beef Ball
 5 oz. dried beef, chopped
• 8 oz. packages cream cheese, softened
• 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
• 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
cracked black pepper

In a medium bowl, combine the beef, cream cheese, Worcestershire sauce and seasoned salt. Add cracked black pepper if desired. Mix well and roll into a football. Reserve a couple of strips of dried beef to garnish/decorate to look like a football. Chill for at least 1 hour.

Serve with crackers of your choice.

Pigs in Blankets
Super Easy

1 Package of Lil Beef Smokies (you can use regular hot dogs also)
1 Package of Pillsbury Croissants 

Cut the croissant dough into strips and wrap each lil smokie. Bake in a 375 degree oven until the dough has browned. Serve with a side of dipping sauce - mustard is my favorite.

Pin Wheels
Super Easy

Tortilla Shells
Favorite Meats and Cheeses
Lettuce or Olives (optional)

Lay meats and cheese onto tortilla shell, roll, and slice. Garnish by inserting decorative party picks.

Chicken Wings

Baked or Fried as long as the skin is crispy. Coat in your favorite sauce. Make a lot of wings! I've found they are the most popular item every time. 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sirloin Roast with Pan Gravy

  • 1 - 2 LB Sirloin Roast
  • 1 cup of Beef Broth
  • 3 TBS Corn Starch
  • 1 cup of Cold Water
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Salt

It is really easy to create a tender delicious roast and pan gravy.

Salt and Pepper the roast on all sides and place in a baking dish. Pour 1 cup of beef broth in the baking dish. Cover with foil. 

I prefer slow roasting on a lower temperature to break down the meat. Roast in a 300 degree oven 3 1/2 to 4 hours depending on size. The last 30 minutes remaining of cooking time, remove the roast from the oven to add thickener to make the gravy.

Add 3 tbs of corn starch to 1 cup of cold water and combine. Pour the corn starch mixture in the the dish and mix thoroughly with the beef broth. This will thicken and becomes the pan gravy. Return the roast to the oven uncovered for the remaining half hour. 

When cooking is complete, take a pair of tongs or other utensil and break the meat up into the gravy and serve. 

Side Dish Ideas:

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Potatoes with Parsley Butter Sauce

  • 1 LB of Baby New Red Potatoes
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • 2 TBS of Fresh Chopped Parsley
  • Cracked Black Pepper & Salt

Peel the center of your red potatoes if desired. This is completely optional. I like the  final presentation of the dish with peeling the center away. 

Boil the potatoes in water until tender - about 20 minutes.

Melt your stick of butter and add the fresh chopped parsley, cracked pepper, and salt. Pour the parsley butter mixture over the potatoes and stir to combine.

See it at:
Weekend Potluck
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