So to back up just a hair, when this was being planned I asked if I could bring anything in order to keep myself more accountable. My friend tells me to bring something for munchies if I wanted. And like normal, I stressed about what to bring! What goes good with Bibles and Brews??? I found out that what I made did! Disclaimer::: I was so busy trying to get everything done and get out the door that I didn't get a picture! However, I got rave reviews from even the onery old guy! I did get one of the leftover dip though!
So what time is it? It's time to keep things simple and do what's in your heart! Jump in the puddles! Throw a snowball or two! Slide on the ice! Go to church (someone upstairs is calling!)! Tell everyone you love that you love them! I will leave you with a Bible verse that made lots of sense to me. It's just about being simple! Also, a couple of great appetizer recipes just in time for the super bowl!
Keeping in Simple,
Blonde & Blue
CREAMY BLACK BEAN SALSA
(Taste of Home)
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 C frozen corn, thawed
1 C finely chopped sweet red pepper
3/4 C finely chopped green pepper
1/2 C finely chopped red onion
1 T minced fresh parsley
1/2 C sour cream
1/4 C mayonnaise
2 T red wine vinegar
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp pepper
In a large bowl, combine the beans, corn, peppers, onion and parsley. Combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, vinegar and seasonings; pour over corn mixture and toss gently to coat. Serve with tortilla chips. Refrigerate leftovers.
BUFFALO CHICKEN "FRIES"
(Cuisine at Home)
1/3 C hot sauce (such as Frank's)
1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
1 T Honey
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced lengthwise into 1/2 inch wide strips, seasoned with salt and pepper
1/3 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C vegetable oil, divided
Whisk together hot sauce, butter and honey in a large bowl. Toss chicken strips with flour in a large resealable plastic bag until coated; shake off excess flour. Heat 2 T oil in large saute pan over medium-high; add half the chicken strips, saute until browned, about 2 minutes per side, then transfer to hot sauce mixture and toss to coat. Repeat with remaining oil and chicken strips.