Whether or not you’re a fan of football, chances are you’ve got big plans to watch the big game this Sunday. And if you’re anything like the people at our house, the thing you’re REALLY looking forward to is the food. We’re pretty big on finger foods and things that are easily eaten with one eye on the game and one on the plate. I love getting in the kitchen and cooking up a sweet spread, whether it’s just for the family or for a big crowd.
How do we keep the fans happy around our living room? Here are a few of the must-haves on our table:
Sandwiches – Our go-to favorite is always homemade cheesesteaks. We pick up everyone’s favorite toppings and make them fresh to order, just as the game is getting started.
Chips and dip – The little kids are traditionalists, always wanting plain potato chips and pre-made dips, but I’m a little more adventurous. I like changing things up with alternatives like crab dip and crackers, hot bacon dip and crostini, or even pita chips and hummus.
Buffalo wings – This one is a given. My husband won’t watch a football game without some buffalo wings. Around here, these are homemade from his secret formula which I don’t even know, but it’s easy to find a local carryout joint where you can pick some up and save yourself the hassle.
But my favorite thing in the world? These little bites of happiness below have all of my favorite flavors and couldn’t be more perfect! Check out my recipe and give them a try!
Spinach, Bacon, and Blue Stuffed Mushrooms
4 containers white button mushrooms, cleaned and stemmed
10oz pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained thoroughly
8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped into small pieces
½ cup chopped yellow onion
1 clove minced garlic
5 oz softened cream cheese
4 oz crumbled blue cheese
2 green onions, minced
Pinch red pepper flake
Preheat oven to 375. Coat cleaned, stemmed mushrooms lightly in olive oil, then spread top side down on a foil lined baking sheet. Roast mushrooms until caps fill with liquid, then flip and continue roasting until liquid evaporates. Remove from oven and cool.
Sautee yellow onion until translucent, then add garlic and sautee another minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Cream together cream and blue cheeses, then stir in spinach, sautéed onions and garlic, chopped bacon, and green onions. Season with a pinch of red pepper flake and salt and pepper to taste.
Stuff mushrooms with a heaping spoonful of the mixture, then bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes, or until heated through.
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