Monday, January 23, 2006

The Steelers, the Seahawks ... and the Munchies

We now know who will play in the Super Bowl. Frankly, I don't have a preference for either team which means I'll have to choose when I watch the game. As much fun as watching the game (in our family anyway) is keeping score on the new ads launched then. Let's face it. Some years, the ads are the only good thing about the game. Except for the munchies, of course.

We see this as our chance to nibble the night away. Maybe some queso dip (Velveeta and Rotel is the only way to go, y'all!), maybe some Salsa Dip, a few egg rolls, some chicken wings. It's like having a sports bar kitchen in our very own home.

Here's something that I think I clipped from the newspaper a long time ago. Despite the humble ingredients, it is universally pleasing. And you don't get much simpler than this.

Cream Cheese and Jalapeño Tart

Unbaked 9" pie crust
3 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons jalapeño jelly

Spread pie crust with cream cheese, over half of the circle. Top with jalapeño jelly, fold crust over, crimp and bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Cut in strips.

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