Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl

Well the Super Bowl was good but the food is always better! We had a great get together of friends young and old.

The schmorgasbord of food is always something to look forward to.  I am so full!

Pats deviled eggs are always delicious.  She uses a secret recipe relish that is to die for.  Maybe someday she will share the Sally dip recipe.  I am not going to hold my breath though :)

I made two dips.

The first was Texas Caviar.  It is basically pico de gallo with black eyed peas. I figure we can all use a little more luck in 2012 even though its already February 5th.



Ingredients:
1 can  rinsed black eyed peas
4 seeded and chopped jalapenos
1 cup diced tomato
1 small diced onion
2 T chopped cilantro
3 T Italian Dressing or Balsamic Vinaigrette


The other dip I made was Spinach Artichoke.



Ingredients:

1 box spinach drained
1 jar artichoke hearts
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup plain yogurt
3 T butter
1 chopped shallot

First sauté finely chopped shallot in butter once translucent add chopped artichoke and spinach and continue to sauté.  After everything is well buttered and starting to brown add yogurt and cheese stir until melted and bubbly.  At this point you can bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or I just keep my skillet on low heat and let simmer for 30 minutes.

I used a round loaf of fresh sourdough bread as my dip vessel and cut a hole in the middle and then cut the bread into chunks for dipping.


The guys made chicken wings in the barn that were the perfect half time snack.  All in all Super Bowl Sunday was a success. 

As for Saturday it was not quite as relaxing.  We woke up bright and early to work on the fence.  Sam and his handy assistant (me) got all nine H braces welded up and we even got three of the five runs of wire stretched.  There is finally light at the end of the fence tunnel. We started on this fence in June so maybe it will be finished by June 2012.  Its going to be so nice once its done.  

I had a chance to get onion sets friday so I am looking forward to getting them planted this week.  I got one bunch of red, 1015, and videllia so hopefully in about 80 days yummy onions will be ready for harvest.  

Thanks to the dang ground hog shadow this cold spell and six more weeks of winter really has me singing the blues!  I am so ready for some sunshine.  

Jurahee






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