Our favorite to have at any party is little smokies. Instead of using the true little smokies I use cut up hot dogs. In a slow cooker I mix together 1 bottle barbecue sauce (I use a sweet hickory flavor but you can use whatever kind you would like.) To this I add 1 jelly jar (usually grape but have used blackberry when no grape in the house.) add 2 packages of cut up hot dogs (20 hot dogs total). Leave on low.
Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Here's an easy one:
Chili Cheese Dip
1 block of cream cheese (8 oz)
1 can Hormel chili, any flavor or about 1 cup of homemade chili
Salsa (use the chili can and fill it about 3/4 full of salsa..about 1 cup)
1 cup of shredded cheese, whatever type you like
tortilla chips or corn chips
In a deep dish pie plate (I use my glass one), layer cream cheese, chili, salsa and top with cheese. Bake in a 350 degree oven until bubbly. Serve with chips! Yummy, easy, quick and relatively inexpensive!
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
I don't exactly have Julie's recipe, but here's how I make it:
Avocado Black Bean Dip
2 avocados, mashed
1 tsp. lime or lemon juice
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen or fresh corn
1 jalapeno (2 if you really like spicy), chopped
1 can chopped tomatoes, drained well
salt, pepper, and cumin to taste
Mix it all up and enjoy!
My family's favorite Super Bowl recipe is hot chicken wings.
1 large pack of wings
1 tbsp. butter
1 medium size bottle of hot sauce (I use Frank's)
Cut the wings at the joints, throw out the tips. Line a large shallow pan with foil and lightly coat with oil. Put the butter and all the hot sauce in a pot and heat just till the butter melts. Put the wings on the pan; skin side up, brush on sauce, then flip them over, brush sauce on backs. Put the wings in oven at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Take the wings out, pour off the fat, turn the wings over, coat the skin side again. Back into the oven for 30 minutes. Take out, pour off the fat, put wings into a dish, coating with sauce as you put them in. Serve with Marie's blue cheese salad dressing and celery sticks. The wings come out crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, hot and delicious.
I hope those who choose to try my recipe enjoy it as much as my family and friends do. Bon Appetite.
Monday, January 29, 2007
So, for the rest of the week, I'll be posting easy, inexpensive, snacks for your Super Bowl Party. If you have a favorite to share, leave it in the comments and I'll bring up here.
First, here's that Layered Mexican Dip Recipe:
8 oz. sour cream
1 c. colby/jack cheese, shredded
Green onions, chopped
Black olives, chopped
Tortilla chips for dipping
Reserve 1 heaping tablespoon sour cream for garnish, mixing remainder with 1/2 package taco seasoning. Layer in plate in this order: bean dip on the bottom, guacamole, sour cream mixture, salsa, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, green onion, black olives; top with dollop of plain sour cream. Dip from outer edge to center.
There are about a million versions of this dip. You could google "Layered Mexican Dip" or just make up your own, using your favorite items.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
If you look to the sidebar, you'll see a list of labels. For example, if you click on "Canning," then all of my posts on the topic of canning will pop up.
Should make this blog much more user friendly and helpful for you.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Do you ever find yourself all geared up and ready to make a favorite recipe but then discover you're staring at an empty container of a needed ingredient? Ugh. You don't want to run out to the store right now. So what do you do?
Find out here: Emergency Kitchen Substitutions by Debora Taylor-Hough
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Thursday, January 11, 2007
This is such a cool website. I am going to use it for school. You list your books to give away...just using the ISBN number on the back of the book...and give it away for free...and you get points to get your own choice of books for free. Only cost is cheap book shipping. I think it is an AWESOME idea. Just thought I would share it with you all. http://www.bookmooch.com/
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Saturday, January 06, 2007
Have you ever heard of the website www.bankrate.com? It is a great site to get all kinds of financial information. I found the calculators section to be very helpful. This section offers topics like "how much home can you afford?," "renting vs. buying," "auto payment calculator," "pay-down debt advisor," "calculate the real cost of your debt," and many more. I really like the credit card calculator: just enter the balance of the credit card, interest rate, and monthly payment, and see exactly how long it will take to pay that card off.
Hope this helps for the "Keeping it Frugal in 2007"!
Thursday, January 04, 2007
I thought you'd appreciate this weblink for your thrifty homeschooler. It will take a while to look at everything available, but what a wonderful resource for everyday! Just be certain to notify your readers to take the time to read the important copyright information, first.
Printables Online: Everything Fit to Print
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Why Homeschool has put together an awesome anniversary edition of the Carnival: Week 53. Make sure to check it out. Fun, fun, fun.
We bought an old washing machine barrel from a used furniture store for 5 dollars. We set it on an old tire rim we owned. Now it is our outdoor fire pit. The little drain holes on the sides allow the "glow" of the fire to shine out, too. It really was a great purchase. You don't have to set it on anything either. You can just put it directly on some dirt. We have used it for several years and we have had some good times. We put our swing by it so we can all curl up in a blanket by it. We roast marshmallows, wieners, etc., on the fire. The kids beg us to light it all fall and winter. My husband likes to light it on Friday nights and listen to the high school football game on the radio. Sometimes we put the kids to bed and then go outside and enjoy the fire by ourselves. We have fun when we have company over to visit by our fire too. You don't have to worry about it breaking like those expensive chiminias. It is not as pretty, but it still looks good and serves its purpose well. We haven't gotten to enjoy it much this year b/c it has been so warm. But we are all looking forward to it.
PS-when you buy one don't let the seller know what you are using it for (if it is from a store) Or they might "catch on" and jack up that price.
Thank you Jessica for the tip!