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Super Bowl snacks

3 Feb

While we can’t top these buffalo chicken wing cupcakes, we can at least give you a trip down memory lane. Thanks Lori!

This Super Bowl Sunday, you can be a football heroine by having the gang over for a delicious “TV” supper of barbecued beef — it cooks quickly in a pressure cooker and feeds at least 10 hungry “teammates!”

The menu pairs barbecued beef, assorted rolls, a hot bean pot, citrus slaw and Brownie wiches

BBQ Beef
2 tbsp oil
boneless beef bottom round roast 3 to 4 lbs
1 large onion, thinkly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jar 18 oz barbecue sauce
1/2 cup water
optional: hickory seasoning liquid smoke
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup cold water

Alternative cooking method:

To cook beef, simmer for 3 1/2 to 4 hours in oven until it is very tender. Transfer meat to a warmed platter.

Add brown sugar to drippings

Hot bean pot
In a 2-quart casserole dish, mix three 16 oz cans Boston baked beans, 2 tbsp chopped scallions, 2 tsp mustard, and 2 tsp Worchestershire sauce. Top with 3/4 cup shredded Cheddar, bake at 350 F for 20 minutes. Serves ten.

Citrus Slaw
In a large bowl, combine 4 cups shredded cabbage, 1 cup shredded carrots, 1/2 cup chopped onions, and 1 tablespoon celery seed. Next, make dressing: in a small bowl, combine 1 cup bottled creamy coleslaw dressing and 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed. Pour dressing over cabbage mixture; toss well. Serves ten.

A Summer Place

2 Aug

The year: 1983, summertime.

The place: our best pal’s lakeside cabin.

The soundtrack (rather horrifying, courtesy of ever present Top 40 AM radio):

Our House – Madness
Come Dancing – Kinks
China Girl – David Bowie
Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) – Eurythmics
Too Shy – Kajagoogoo
Rock The Casbah – Clash
Goody Two Shoes – Adam Ant
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Beat It – Michael Jackson
Total Eclipse Of The Heart – Bonnie Tyler
The Safety Dance – Men Without Hats

When we weren’t waterskiing or holed up in the cabin reading Archie comics, People, and Seventeen, there was baking to do — that’s what 14-year-old girls do.

This is an especially good project for a rainy summer day. Here’s a perfect farmer’s stand classic. It’s light as air, and as we snacked on this last night, we sprinkled a touch of icing sugar over top. We later wondered if we shouldn’t have split the slices and filled them with whipped cream and summer berries. Or added orange zest to the batter, or copied Dave Lebovitz and drizzled a puckery lemon glaze over top.

Recipes from Best of Bridge: Winners
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk (or sour milk)
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
2 cups grated zucchini
1/4 cup chocolate chips (we upped to a full cup, naturally.)

Cream butter, oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla and buttermilk. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Mix in zucchini and chocolate chips. Bake in a greased and floured bundt pan or a 9″x13″ greased pan at 325 F. for 45 minutes.