Monday, February 3, 2014

Gearing Up For A Super Weekend!

I don't know if I've ever mentioned it or not but I live in Colorado. So I'm sure that you can understand the title of this post is very important since it's Super Bowl weekend and the Broncos are playing this year!
My husband and his family are, bronco fans (brother-in-law especially, avidly), as am I to a certain extent. The game of football is been explained to me many times, but I just don't care to keep the knowledge in my head. So I ask my husband every year, which I'm sure drives him crazy, but he always smiles politely and explains it to me again.
Since we are still in the process of building our house we were invited over to a friends for a Super Bowl party. It's great because our friends that invited us over have been close friends for several years, they have invited several other close friends. We all have kids so they run around like crazy, (I will apologize in advance to Alicia for my children making a mess out of her house), there's always way too much food, good beer, and tons of laughter!
We never really do a formal dinner when we all get together, it's more like everybody brings appetizers.
My husband and I have been experimenting with a few different things that we wanted to take this year ( and by we, I mean I cook it and my husband eats it, then approves or disapproves. Must be hard on the poor guy!)
Believe it or not our first recipe was a hit and we decided to take it. So here it goes, my recipe for my Super Bowl appetizer: stuffed mushrooms wrapped in bacon
( you can adjust the recipe depending on how many people you will be feeding. I will be feeding close to 30 people so I'm not going to put the ingredients for that many people)
2 jalapeno peppers
1 pound of sausage ( I use Jimmy Dean pork sausage)
2 lbs of white button mushrooms
1 package of cream cheese
2 lbs of cheap bacon
A pinch of garlic salt, salt and pepper
Start browning the sausage, dice the jalapenos and put in meat.
Once done, add cream cheese to meat.
In the mean time, stem and core out the mushrooms.

Kitchen helper #1 

Kitchen helper #2, Keith making Elk Fajitas while I do the mushrooms

Kitchen helper #3, ok not really helping, wanted to lay on my dirty floor & pester me!

Diced goodness!!!

No much sexier than a man in the kitchen!!

Ok, is cuteness a culinary skill? If so he's got it down!!

Stuff the mushrooms with sausage cream cheese mixture

Wrap them in bacon and bake at 375 for 30-40 min. 

Eat and enjoy!!

Even though the Broncos lost, the sun will still set in blue and orange since I live in Bronco country!