Sunday, February 5, 2012

Superbowl Sunday

Ok... so I really don't care about the game, but I do like the commercials.  So far (its 4:14 left in the game) the Great Dane & missing cat commercial was best!  David Beckham was mighty fine but the dog rules.

Wanted to tell you about our menu.  It was only hubby & I with D1 and D2, my dad and my brother in law.  I totally hit up pinterest for my menu and it was a COMPLETE hit.  My dad is NOT adventurous with food at all and liked everything!

Roasted Chickpeas with Lemon & Garlic
 These were AWESOME.  D1 (2.5 year old) was a HUGE fan!  Here is the recipe!

1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained, or 1 ½ to 2 cups cooked chickpeas
the juice of one lemon
1/4 teaspoon finely grated zest from the lemon
2 medium cloves of garlic, pressed or finely minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon dried herb such as basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary, mint, etc (optional)
Combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, lemon zest, and pressed garlic in a bowl.  Mix well and allow the chickpeas to marinate for at least an hour.
Preheat the oven to 400.
Drain the chickpeas but do not rinse.  Return them to the bowl then gently pat them dry with a paper towel.  Toss them in the olive oil and salt, pepper, granulated garlic and herb of your choice.  Spread the chickpeas on a lightly greased baking sheet in a single layer.
Roast the chickpeas for 30-40 minutes.  Every 10 minutes or so, use a spatula to roll the chickpeas around for even browning.  Some of the chickpeas may pop like popcorn as they cook, so be careful when you are stirring them.  Take them out when they are crunchy and deep golden brown with some dark caramelized spots.
Try not to eat them until they’ve cooled enough to not burn your tongue.  These are best eaten the day they’re made, but store extras in an airtight container at room temperature.

Then we did cocktail meatballs:

 1 cup chil sauce
1/2 cup water
1/8 cup vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2# bag of meatballs
Mx together and pour over meatballs.  cook in crock opt until meatballs are cooked THEN take off lid so sauce thickens.

Then we did some tastefully simple Onion Onion and Smoked Paprika with Garlic dip with veggies.

DESSERT was a COMPLETE HIT....  Did the chic chip cookie dough dip with Graham crackers!  I DID not know this was made with CHICK PEAS!!!  REALLY!!!

Mix the dip
I mixed chic chips and walnuts for the crust/topping


 Hope everyone enjoyed your SuperBowl!!!

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