Super Bowl Football Snacks!

Category - Recipes for Love • Warnings - No nudity / No Triggers

February 2021 Issue of ENM Magazine on Kindle

by Ellie Love

I’ve never been a huge football fan. I don't know all the ins and outs of the game. But like almost everyone else in the world, I ALWAYS watch the superbowl. When I was younger I rooted for whichever team my dad was rooting for. Then later in life for whatever team my partner rooted for. But I have always loved the commercials; they are great each year!  Also, don’t forget about football snacks, Superbowl snacks are practically an art form. Every year I used to spend the week before the superbowl planning what we were going to be eating.

Rewind to 4 years ago… When Michael met Christina. Now, Christina is such a big part of our family and she is a huge football fan! She has been a Green Bay Packers fan for as long as she can remember… And we love her, so we will overlook this minor flaw. Before Christina we always watched football whenever we could; however, with Christina in our life it became more and more important to all of us. We started watching football almost every Sunday...And then she introduced us to fantasy football.

In the beginning, I totally did not get it. But I am not one to be left out of the fun, so I wanted to join. I was worried that I would need to know a lot about the game. As it turns out fantasy football is not so much about the game, it’s more about the players and how they are going to play in each game against all of their potential opponents. It's mostly all about the stats. Now stats are something I understand! I deal with them every day at work. Once I figured out what I needed to look for, I felt so much more confident in playing. Of course I knew very little about individual players. So, the first year I looked for lots of outside help. I took down the name of every player people said I should have on my team. I had a huge list by the time drafts came around. For me getting the players you want is all luck of the draw and lots of fingers crossed that no one else picks them before it’s your turn.

My first year playing fantasy football I ended up with a pretty good team. And Michael helped me a lot with understanding what all the stats meant. I caught on pretty quick, but it was fun Thursday morning quality time, so I let him think I didn’t get it as quickly as I did. I came in 2nd place my first year and his ass did not help me nearly so much that second year. The second year I came in dead last. I even had a pretty good line up after the draft. But as anyone who has played fantasy sports knows, it is still a gamble...There are no guarantees. The third year I did not have as great of a team after the draft, but I somehow managed to squeak out a first place win... Against the undefeated team from the second year! I was crazy excited! The girl who doesn’t know much about football still pulled off the win! I think I surprised everyone, including myself.

Even with all of that I still think my favorite part of football are the football snacks. This year we did not do fantasy football. There were just too many variables with Covid. But watch out, we are ready to snack our way into the usual gluttony that is the Superbowl!

While I usually like to make most of my recipes from scratch, football snacks are different. I want to enjoy the game with everyone else and not spend the entire day in the kitchen, so most of these recipes have ready made ingredients in them. But they are still yummy and have your love added which makes them even better.

https://youtu.be/Mi_5DCXRJGc 

Wings 2 Ways

Ingredients

  • 2 bags defrosted chicken wings
  • Frank’s buffalo sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce, a thicker sauce is best

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place wings on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Bake wings for 30-45 minutes.
  4. Divide wings between two bowls.
  5. Coat wings with generous amounts of sauce.
  6. Place wings back on the baking sheet.
  7. Place back in a 400 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until sauce is baked onto wings.
  8. Serve with extra teriyaki sauce and blue cheese dressing.


Pigs in a Blanket

Ingredients

  • Little smokies, flavor of choice
  • Crescent rolls or sheets

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut the crescent roll dough into thin strips about ¾  the width of the little smokies.
  3. Roll the little smokies up in the dough and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Once the baking sheet is full place in the oven for 13-15 minutes.
  5. They are done when the crescent roll is golden brown.
  6. Serve with ketchup, mustard or bbq sauce.


https://youtu.be/iUTS6pCR6DM

Pigs in a Pretzel

Ingredients

  • Little Smokies, flavor of choice
  • Crescent rolls or sheets
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Kosher salt
  • 5 cups water
  • ½ cup baking soda

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cut the crescent roll dough into thin strips about ¾ the width of the little smokies.
  3. Bring the water and baking soda to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  4. Roll the little smokies up in the dough. Place on a baking sheet or other tray.
  5. Place the rolled smokies into the boiling water mixture for 20-30 seconds and then place on a baking sheet.
  6. Brush the beaten egg onto the boiled smokies.
  7. Sprinkle the kosher salt onto the smokies.
  8. Place the baking sheet with the smokies on it into the oven for 16-19 minutes or until dark golden brown.
  9. Serve with a honey mustard sauce (see below) or a cheese sauce.

Honey Mustard Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • ⅓  cup mustard of choice

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl combine honey and mustard of choice.
  2. Mix well.

https://youtu.be/rTkL8v4_6uM 

Candied Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs Thick cut bacon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  3. Place a baking rack on the baking sheet.
  4. Place bacon on the baking rack.
  5. In a small bowl mix brown sugar and cayenne pepper together.
  6. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture evenly over the bacon.
  7. Place bacon in the oven for 20- 25 minutes depending on desired crispiness.
  8. Cut bacon in ½ or ⅓’s and place it on a serving dish. Hope it makes it to the table.

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