Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Superbowl Sunday

It seems that everywhere you look someone is writing a recipe on their blog for Superbowl Sunday.  Since my husband is an avid Eagle fan, we are forbidden to mention the Superbowl in this house, as he is still in mourning and wearing his green Eagles shroud!

One of the great things about writing a blog is that as you become more well known, you start to get wonderful e-mails from publicists, publishers, and a host of other people who want to tell you about their products.   Today was one of those days, and I received an e-mail that stopped me from forfeiting my game...

In spite of my poor husbands team shortcomings,  I feel it only fair to put at least one recipe on the blog that is Superbowl themed, as I am not a poor sport (or a football fan for that matter.) This mornings 
e-mail  from Maria Coder the Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator for  BnB got me  out of the penalty box, and allowed me to be able to post a recipe for all my wonderful readers.

 She sent me this recipe with these two cute pictures, for a great appetizer for Superbowl Sunday. She said, "I thought this fun football field-looking (healthy) appetizer complete with teeny tiny lightweight football players could be of interest to your readers. Hope you like it!" and so I am passing it on to all of you.  The recipe is from : The Barn Inn Bed & Breakfast in MillersburgOhio.  

Corn Bread Salad

1 pkg. Jiffy corn bread mix                              
1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix                                
1 cup sour cream                                              
1 cup mayonnaise                                              
1/2 green pepper, chopped                            
1/2 sweet red pepper, chopped

1/2 cup chopped onion 
1 jar bacon bits
3 large tomatoes
1 can pinto beans or black beans
1 cup whole kernel sweet corn
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Mix the corn bread according to package instructions and bake in either a pan or cup cake liners.  Cut into squares or crumble into a bowl.  Set aside.  Mix vegetables in a bowl.  In a separate bowl mix mayonnaise, sour cream, and ranch dressing.  In a 9" x 13" pan or serving bowl, layer half of the corn bread, half of the vegetables, and half of the cheese, half of the bacon and half of the dressing.  Repeat layers. Organize salad cups into rows (photo shows seven rows and four columns but adjust your “field” to your tray size). Use a few cooked strands of spaghetti or cheese to show the scrimmage lines and cake decorations (or small toys) are positioned as football players. Pretzels or chocolate make great goal posts.

Single Corn Bread Salad

Maria was kind enough to supply one recipe, but you could use several of your favorites to achieve the same look.  Let me know if you give it a try, and thanks Maria for bailing me out on this one. Make sure you clink the link above and visit Maria's site if you are a fan of Bed and Breakfasts, the amount of information on the site is amazing!

If by chance you are an Eagle fan or a Jet fan (I am a New York girl myself), there is always next year, and the year after, and the year after....

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