It's that time of year, the first sign of fall, it's FOOTBALL SEASON! Cheyenne has been to every high school game rallying her boy friends to go with her since her girl friends have not interest in football; she's planning her "Colts" shrine in her corner of the room and is wearing her "Colts" shirt today; Jon and Billy are both playing this year which means 4 games for us to watch every Monday or Tuesday, and NFL opening game was last night. Needless to say we like football at our house. So last night we had a celebratory dinner in honor of opening night.
|Terrible lighting and not great display, but my family barely let me do this before they gobbled it all up.|
My gourmet chef of a sister-in-law, Geri, introduced me to these fun little snacks. Just pop open a can of crescent rolls, and join two of the triangles together, making one big rectangle. I use a pizza roller and cut the rectangle into 4 strips and then cut those strips in half making 8 pieces. Then just roll a little smokie up in each strip. Bake until brown, just like you would crescent rolls.
From my sister-in-law, Kathleen,
1 can corn (rinsed and drained)
1 Buttermilk Ranch Dry Mix
1 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup Buttermilk
1 small can Verde sauce (forgot this item, so I dumped a small can of green chilies in the blender, it was perfect.)
4 green onions (diced small)
½ bunch cilantro (chopped fine)
4-6 avocados Cut in half-score in shell and use spoon to scoop out.
10-12 cherry tomatoes (halved) OPTIONAL
This is sooooooo good!! This is my lunch for today, too. :)
Finally, from my sister-in-law, Alana, Bill's new favorite treat,
Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats
2 c. chunky (or not) peanut butter
1 c. corn syrup
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 Tbsp. butter
Heat in saucepan over medium heat until smooth. Stir in 1 tsp. vanilla. Add 5 1/2 c. of rice krispies. Press into 9x13 pan (I use a jelly roll pan so they're a little thinner.) Melt 1 c. chocolate chips or 6 oz. choc chips and 6 oz. butterscotch chips until smooth and spread over top. Chill.
Since I didn't have a football shaped cookie cutter, I improvised and squished the sides of a round cutter into a football shape. Worked great! Then put some white frosting in a ziplock bag, cut a tiny tip off a corner and piped on the laces on top.
|Okay, these are kind of looking like leaves now, instead of footballs.|