Kid Approved Snacks For The Big Game

Sundays big game is quickly approaching.  In my house we are die hard Patriots fans so we couldn’t be more excited!  I used to host the game at our house until we realized every time we did, they lost.  We were a jinx, so now we no longer allow anyone to come over for the game.  Last year we had one of  the neighborhood kids over, well when we were down 28-3, we told him he had to go home.  We really did, so he left.  Then you probably heard how that game turned out.  We came back from the biggest deficit in SB history!  Even though we no longer plan parties for the big game, I do make a bunch of appetizers to pick on. 

Just for fun, I change the name from Pigs In A Blanket to Footballs In A Blanket

We need to keep those footballs warm so no one can accuse us of another deflate gate.   I digressed…

Classic lil franks rolled into a small biscuit (cut in half) then baked to golden perfection.  My boys LOVE these.  They are simple and take only a few minutes to make.

Footballs in a blanket


Stuffed Mushrooms is another favorite of ours. 

Not all of our boys will eat them, but two out of three will.  Such an easy snack to make.  I use white cap mushrooms, Jimmy Dean sausage, Onions, Ritz Crackers, grated Parmesan Cheese and butter.

Stuffed Mushroom Mixture

After I remove the stems from the mushrooms, I chop them into tiny pieces and then add them to 1 cup of cooked Jimmy Dean Sausage, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese, 1 small chopped onion, and 4 tablespoons of melted butter.  Mix until it become like the consistency seen here. 

Then take the stuffing and fill mushroom caps.  I place in a shallow pan with a little water on the bottom, cover and bake on 350 degrees for about 10 minutes.  The steam from the water in the pan and being covered is what is cooking the mushroom to a perfect tenderness.  Yum!

Stuffed Mushrooms


Another crowd favorite is the Stromboli Calzone I make. 

You can add and substitute anything you know your family will like to this.  I use all meats and cheeses you can pick up at your local grocery store.  I use: 

1 lb Salines Baked Ham + 1/3 lb Genoa Salami + 1/3 lb large sliced pepperoni + 1 lb sliced Mozzarella Cheese. 

I use 1 large bag of unbaked dough (usually either found in the bakery department or near the butter & cheeses)    

Ham, Salami, Pepperoni, and Mozzarella Cheese

I spread out the dough flat.  I layer in this order: ham, salami, cheese, and pepperoni.  I roll it up and place on a greased cookie sheet.  I cover with another piece of greased foil (not touching the calzone) place in the oven at 375 degrees for 25 minutes.  I then remove the foil and cook for another 20

Perfectly Delicious
Baked for 45 minutes

minutes.  Take out of the oven and let stand for about ten minutes.  Cut into slices and enjoy!

It will disappear before you know it!

I hope you liked these snacks I shared.  We will be enjoying them for the big game on Sunday!



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