Super Superbowl!

Photo by Eric Staudenmaier from "The Secret Life of Food" by Clare Crespo

Photo by Eric Staudenmaier from "The Secret Life of Food" by Clare Crespo

Here it comes...the big ole football game of the year! THE SUPERBOWL is this Sunday, February 2nd. It is also Groundhogs Day and it is the beginning of the Year of the Horse and it is during Mardi Gras season so there is A LOT going on, but let's focus on the football here. How about serving a Football Meatloaf? Awww come on...do it!

FOOTBALL MEATLOAF

2 lbs. ground turkey (dark meat)

1 cup bread crumbs

1/3 cup milk

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 eggs

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

sauce:

½ cup yellow mustard

¾ cup ketchup

1 Tbs. Brown sugar

1 white onion cut in half and sliced

 1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place a piece of tinfoil on a rimmed baking sheet. 2. Mix all ingredients (except for sauce ingredients) together in a large mixing bowl using your very clean hands. 3. Move mixture to the baking sheet and mold into a football shape. 4. Mix sauce ingredients together and pour on top of football, using a spatula to cover the ball. 5. Bake in oven for 1 hour 15 minutes. 6. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Carefully transfer football to serving dish and place onion slices on the football in a stitching pattern. Go team!

Nibbling in the New Year!

Eeek! and yum!, a mouse!

Eeek! and yum!, a mouse!

Mouse Party!

Mouse Party!

This is a good and funny snack to make for a cheese plate at a wintery gathering! Bake or procure some good small round bread rolls. Cut some slices in the top with a knife and stick some melba rounds in for ears. Stick some cloves or pepper corns in the front for eyes and noses. Poke some holes in the front with a toothpick and add some rosemary leaves for whiskers. Poke another hole in the back and add a chive for a tail. Now place a few of these mice on your cheese plate!