Monday, January 31, 2011

Guy Food for Super Bowl Sunday

This week will probably be the only time I'll utter the following two words in succession:

Go Packers!

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.

7 comments:

Shelby said...

Awww Tracy. LOL. I can tell you heart is really into it! At least your trying! I guess its a good thing that I don't care much about the superbowl (I didn't just utter that in public did I?)

Karen Harris said...

So sorry about your Bears. Jay Cutler is our ex-neighbor's best bud. I'd love to ask him if he knows what the hell happened but it wouldn't make any difference. There's always next year! I love these sausage bites. I usually go see a movie while the game is on and make up some snacks for my guys. They'd love these. Thanks for the idea.

RecipeGirl said...

We're rooting for the Packers too, only because we happen to know Aaron Rodgers. These look like some good treats. I just made a good guy treat on my site too... bacon wrapped tater tots (evil, but darn good!) Have a fun Super Bowl Sunday!

Emily said...

Eric likes these! I want to make them for him. Does the sausage have to be cooked all the way through with the cheese?

Tracy said...

Shelby and Karen, thanks for the sympathy. Karen, my husband is dying to know who your ex-neighbor is. Recipegirl, my husband would like bacon-wrapped tater tots for sure. Emily, it's a weird thing. I think the sausage cooks partway when it's cooked with the cheese, then more when they are baked.

Emily said...

Ah, I see. Well thank you. I would like to make some soon. I have some baking mix I need to use up.

Mary said...

Your guy food sounds delicious and you did your part to help the Packers along. Next year belongs to the Bears. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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