Thursday, February 9, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

Welcome to Celebrate It!
Thanks for stopping by today! I am so glad you did!
Link up and share how you are celebrating your everyday wonderful life!
We want to celebrate with you!

Last weeks 3 most clicked links:

30+ Football Party Foods
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25 Ways to Say I Love You
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Glasses Printable Valentine
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Surf & Turf for Two / #SundaySupper

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and with it comes the usual questions about how to celebrate. Should you eat out? Which restaurant should you choose? How much should you spend? This year make it easy and celebrate at home with a meal you won't soon forget! Surf and Turf for Two! It's easier than you think! One of the easiest parts of preparing this meal is the fact that the shrimp is almost all prep, with 2-3 minutes of cooking, and the steak can be cooked on the grill, which you probably know how to do already. If it is too cold to be outside grilling, cook it in a pan on your stove. The sides take care of themselves. Plus, you will have great leftovers!

Surf and Turf for Two
(printable recipe at end of post)

1 Beef Round London Broil  2.24 lbs
Zesty Italian Dressing
A-1  
16-20 ct Uncooked Shrimp
Shrimp Boil Oil
Cocktail Sauce
2 Lemon Wedges
Fresh Mushrooms
2-3 Onion Slices
Various Small Potatoes
Fresh Broccoli 

Begin by marinating your steak. Pour equal parts of dressing and A1 on to the top of your steak.
Use two forks and continuously pierce the top of the meat with the forks. Flip the meat over and do the same to the other side. This takes a little time, but it is worth it for the great flavor. Don't be afraid of over doing stabbing the meat. This can be done early in the day, then just wrapped and refrigerated until you are ready to cook. 
You can prepare your shrimp earlier in the day also. The first thing to do peel the shrimp. I set the shrimp in a bowl, and let the cold water run over it as I peel all the the shrimp. Then I go back and devein the shrimp. Even if the shrimp is advertised as deveined, I like to devein the inner side of the shrimp also. It is not necessary, it's just a thing I do, and it's up to you. Once done, you can cook it right away because you are making cocktail shrimp.
Boil water in a pan that is large enough for all the shrimp.. Follow the directions on the bottle of shrimp boil, but it will probably tell you to boil the water, then once boiling, add the shrimp boil oil and then the shrimp. It will only cook for about 2-3 minutes. Don't overcook it. It will be too tough and chewy.
As you pour the shrimp into the colander let cold water run over the shrimp. Have a water bath ready. Fill a big bowl half way with ice, add the shrimp and cover with more ice. Add water to the bowl, and let the ice chill the shrimp completely. 
About 30 minutes before you want to eat, boil water for your potatoes, and cook them until you can pierce them to the center. Saute the mushrooms and onion slices, in a frying pan with butter. Cook the broccoli. 
As your sides are coming together, get you meat on the grill. I like to flip the meat over every 2-3 minutes for a total time of 15 minutes for medium rare. I use a timer to do this because I am easily distracted by others.
Slice down some of your steak before you plate it. It makes it so easy to serve. 
Prepare 2 little bowls with cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge, and place some shrimp around the edges.
Place the steak, the potatoes, and the vegetables on the main plate. Don't forget the broccoli like I did.! I even mentioned to my husband that I should have made something green for the plate, and it still did not dawn on me that the broccoli was still on the stove. I found it after dinner. It was fine, and I used it for soup the next day!

Thanks for joining me today! Scroll down a little and you will find  more tasty recipes from the Sunday Supper family.
Thank you to Candace, from Authentically Candace for hosting today!

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Surf & Turf for Two

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Beef Round London Broil 2.24 lbs
  • Zesty Italian Dressing
  • A-1
  • 16-20 ct Uncooked Shrimp
  • Shrimp Boil Oil
  • Cocktail Sauce
  • 2 Lemon Wedges
  • Fresh Mushrooms
  • 2-3 Onion Slices
  • Various Small Potatoes
  • Fresh Broccoli

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Begin by marinating your steak. Pour equal parts of dressing and A1 on to the top of your steak.
  2. Use two forks and continuously pierce the top of the meat with the forks. Flip the meat over and do the same to the other side. This takes a little time, but it is worth it for the great flavor. Don't be afraid of over doing stabbing the meat. This can be done early in the day, then just wrapped and refrigerated until you are ready to cook.
  3. You can prepare your shrimp earlier in the day also. The first thing to do peel the shrimp. I set the shrimp in a bowl, and let the cold water run over it as I peel all the the shrimp. Then I go back and devein the shrimp. Even if the shrimp is advertised as deveined, I like to devein the inner side of the shrimp also. It is not necessary, it's just a thing I do, and it's up to you. Once done, you can cook it right away because you are making cocktail shrimp.
  4. Boil water in a pan that is large enough for all the shrimp.. Follow the directions on the bottle of shrimp boil, but it will probably tell you to boil the water, then once boiling, add the shrimp boil oil and then the shrimp. It will only cook for about 2-3 minutes. Don't overcook it. It will be too tough and chewy. As you pour the shrimp into the colander let cold water run over the shrimp. Have a water bath ready. Fill a big bowl half way with ice, add the shrimp and cover with more ice. Add water to the bowl, and let the ice chill the shrimp completely.
  5. About 30 minutes before you want to eat, boil water for your potatoes, and cook them until you can pierce them to the center. Saute the mushrooms and onion slices, in a frying pan with butter. Cook the broccoli.
  6. As your sides are coming together, get you meat on the grill. I like to flip the meat over every 2-3 minutes for a total time of 15 minutes for medium rare. I use a timer to do this because I am easily distracted by others.
  7. Slice down some of your steak before you plate it. It makes it so easy to serve.
  8. Prepare 2 little bowls with cocktail sauce and a lemon wedge, and place some shrimp around the edges.
  9. Place the steak, the potatoes, and the vegetables on the main plate. Enjoy!
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Friday, February 3, 2017

Bacon Cheese Pops

It's time for the "Big Game" and that means lots of food, drinks, and fun. Oh yeah....and some football! To help you celebrate I made these Bacon Cheese Pops! They are so good! They are kind of like your own little cheese ball, all to yourself. Plus they are cute! I used straws, that I cut in half, for my sticks. That way you can make them with team colors to show your spirit! I used an Herb and Spices Cream Cheese Spread, but if you have a favorite, use it!
These Bacon Cheese Pops are based on a recipe from my favorite grocery, Lowes Foods, with some small changes. Make these a day ahead of the game and be sure to refrigerate them!

Bacon Cheese Pops
(printable recipe at end of page)
1 tub Herbs and Spices Cream Cheese Spread
2 ounces chopped Bacon 
2 1/4 ounces chopped Pecans
Various Crackers
Sticks to place in pops

Cook and chop bacon. To get the necessary 2 ounces you will need to cook  pieces of raw bacon. You could also use bacon bits.
Chop pecans. If you buy them in the 2 1/4 oz. package, you still need to chop them smaller. They should be as small as the bacon bits.
Mix the bacon and pecans together in a bowl. Use a small scoop to form the cheese spread into balls. Roll the cheese ball into the bacon and nuts mix. You will have to help the pecans and bacon stick to the cheese. Patting the mix on helps it to stay.
I used straws for my sticks. Cut them in half for the appropriate size. Refrigerate the balls until you are ready to serve. I used this basket to make sure they did not flat. You could also place the straws in rice so they are elevated.
Serve on a platter with crackers. 
Thanks for stopping by today! Enjoy the Big Game! 


yield: 18-20 pops print recipe

Bacon Cheese Pops

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tub Herbs and Spices Cream Cheese Spread
  • 2 ounces chopped Bacon
  • 2 1/4 ounces chopped Pecans
  • Various Crackers
  • Sticks to place in pops

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cook and chop bacon. To get the necessary 2 ounces you will need to cook pieces of raw bacon. You could also use bacon bits.
  2. Chop pecans. If you buy them in the 2 1/4 oz. package, you still need to chop them smaller. They should be as small as the bacon bits.
  3. Mix the bacon and pecans together in a bowl. Use a small scoop to form the cheese spread into balls. Roll the cheese ball into the bacon and nuts mix. You will have to help the pecans and bacon stick to the cheese. Patting the mix on helps it to stay.
  4. I used straws for my sticks. Cut them in half for the appropriate size. Refrigerate the balls until you are ready to serve. I used this basket to make sure they did not flat. You could also place the straws in rice so they are elevated.
  5. Serve on a platter with crackers.
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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

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Thanks for stopping by Celebrate It!
I hope you had a great week being creative! 
I am glad you are here! 

Last weeks 3 most clinked links:

Valentine Snow Globe
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 25+ Non Candy Valentine Free Printables
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Baked Chicken Parmesan
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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Touchdown Dip

When it comes to the Super Bowl, I am not really that interested. But, when it comes to the food being served at a Super Bowl Party, I am 100% in the zone! I love all the cute, tasty theme foods, and that goes for this Touchdown Dip! It is very similar to my 7 layer Dip that I have been making for years, but there are a few differences. The ingredients in this dip are combined together, and spread into the bowl. So simple! Make it the day ahead of time and that makes it easy! So it is easy and simple! It also tastes fantastic served with tortilla chips! Dress it up to look like footballs with some sour cream!


Touchdown Dip
(printable recipe at end of post)
2 16 ounce cans Refried Beans
2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped small
3/4 cup Onion, chopped small
1/4 cup Sour Cream
1/2 cup Salsa
1 ripe Avocado
8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened 
1 cup Shredded 4 Cheese
1/4 cup Sour Cream
Pastry Bag 
Decorating Tips #3 and #10



In a large bowl, mix together the refried beans, tomatoes and onion.
Drain the salsa using a small holed colander. Add the salsa to the mix. Too much of the salsa juice will make the dip too watery.
Add the salsa and sour cream to the mix.
Chop the entire avocado in to small bite size pieces.
 Whip cream cheese with mixer.
Add avocado, cream cheese and shredded cheese to the mix. Mix all together with spatula or spoon.
Spoon dip into serving bowls. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, use a pastry bag filled with the rest of the sour cream, and a Wilton #10 and #3 tip to decorate the dip to look like a football. Serve with tortilla chips!
 Enjoy the game and have fun!


Here are some other game eats that you may have missed:



I have one more Football Party "must have" coming your way on Friday!
Stop back to get the recipe for "Bacon Party Pops"!
Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by!


 

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Touchdown Dip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 16 ounce cans Refried Beans
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped small
  • 3/4 cup Onion, chopped small
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Salsa
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Shredded 4 Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • Pastry Bag
  • Decorating Tips #3 and #10 (Wilton)

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the refried beans, tomatoes and onion.
  2. Drain the salsa using a small holed colander. Add the salsa to the mix. Too much of the salsa juice will make the dip too watery.
  3. Add the salsa and sour cream to the mix.
  4. Chop the entire avocado into small bite size pieces.
  5. Whip cream cheese with mixer.
  6. Add avocado, cream cheese and shredded cheese to the mix. Mix all together with spatula or spoon.
  7. Spoon dip into serving bowls. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Before serving, use a pastry bag filled with the rest of the sour cream, and a Wilton #10 and #3 tip to decorate the dip to look like a football. Serve with tortilla chips!
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Sweet Party Nuts/#SuperBowlFood

Last week, I shared these Spicy Party Nuts which are the perfect addition to your Super Bowl festivities. Today I want to share another party specialty, the spicy nuts counterpart, Sweet Party Nuts! They are very easy to make, and can even be made ahead of time.
 Sweet Party Nuts 
(printable recipe at end of post)

1 pound Pecan Halves
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon 
1 teaspoon ground Nutmeg

Set slow cooker to high and allow it to heat for approx. 10 minutes. Place nuts in the slow cooker, and drizzle the melted butter over them. Mix so that all of the nuts are coated.
Add the sugar and spices, and stir, so all pecans are coated evenly.
Put lid on slow cooker and cook on high for 15 minutes. During those 15 minutes, stir nuts several times. Turn the slow cooker to low and remove lid. Allow nuts to cook until they are enveloped in a crisp glaze. This will take anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Move nuts to a parchment covered baking sheet. Let cool.
Serve to guests, or enjoy yourself!

Looking for more Super Bowl ideas? Here are few you may have not seen:

Stop by on Wednesday, just in time for the big game, 
the recipe for:
Touchdown Dip!
Thanks for joining me today!