Monday, January 31, 2011
Guy Food for Super Bowl Sunday
Feels strange. Maybe if I keep writing it and saying it, I'll mean it come Sunday.
Cheering for the Pack is tough, because I'm a life-long Bears fan. But I'm getting on board to cheer for the favorite team of my Mom and my Grandma Host. I sure do hope they get the game in heaven for Grandma.
We'll be heading to our friends' house for the game and everyone will bring a dish to pass. In the honor of the Packers, I'll take one of my husband's favorite appetizers, Sausage Cheese Balls. They have meat in the form of sausage, for when the Packers were called the Meat Packers. And they have cheese to honor the Packers cheesehead tradition. And meaty cheesy things are what I consider guy food.
Go Packers! (I'll get there by Sunday...)
Sausage Cheese Balls
1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pound bulk sausage (my husband likes Bob Evans original), uncooked
3 cups dry biscuit baking mix (aka Bisquick)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large saucepan, heat together sausage and shredded cheese. Stir together with wooden spoon until cheese has melted.
Stir in biscuit mix until smooth. (You'll need to put some muscle into it.)
Chill for about 30 minutes (so you don't burn your hands when you're forming the balls).
Shape into small balls about the size of a quarter. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Place on paper towels to drain. Serve warm. Makes about 4 dozen.
These freeze very well, so you can make them in advance. Just bake them up, let them cool and pop them into a freezer bag and freeze. When you're ready to use them, you can take them out of the freezer, plop them on a cookie sheet, and bake them until they are hot.