Monday, February 4, 2013
Day 336 - Super Bowl leftovers!! I'll be honest. My team wasn't in the Super Bowl so I didn't even watch a minute of the game. That doesn't mean that we couldn't have party food!! We made our party foods and watched Grizzly Mountain! I always loved watching Grizzly Adams when I was a kid. It was fun to share that with D. Anyway, her lunch is a slice of Pressed Italian Sub, some cheddar cubes, a little cookies n' cream parfait, bell pepper poppers (D doesn't like spicy foods so when I make jalapeno poppers I make a few with mini bell peppers for her) and BLT cups.
I slice the top off of a cherry tomato and clean out the inside. I put in a small dollop of mayonnaise and stuff it with 1/4 slice of cooked bacon and a torn off piece of lettuce leaf.
Jalapeno/Bell Pepper Poppers
Slice the pepper in half the long way for the bell pepper remove all the seeds and ribs, for the jalapeno peppers remove as many or as few of the seeds as you want...if you remove them all they won't be spicy. Then fill the pepper 1/2 with cream cheese and wrap in 1/2 slice of raw bacon. I bake mine on a rack at 350 until the bacon is crisp.
Pressed Italian Sub (made the night before)
I grabbed a loaf of roasted garlic Italian bread and sliced it in half the long way. I dressed both halves with hoagie dressing. Then I layered on meats and cheese. I used turkey, ham, salami, bologna and provolone. I put the top of the bread on and wrapped it tightly with plastic wrap. I put it on a cutting board and put it in the fridge with a cast iron pan with 2 (14oz) cans of tomatoes inside, on top of it.
I was making Cookies N' Cream cupcakes for my co-workers. They are filled cupcakes so I had a bunch of cupcakes "plugs" leftover. I layered these leftover pieces of cake with some of the leftover cupcake filling. The filling was 8oz white chocolate, 8oz heavy cream and 1/4 c Oreo cookie crumbs. Pour boiling cream over the white chocolate and let it sit for 2 minutes. Stir the cream and chocolate together until it is all melted and smooth. Let it cool..when it's firmed up start whipping it with an electric mixer. It will be the consistency of mousse. Then fold in the cookie crumbs.