AKA How to gain 10 lbs in one night
We are watching the Badger vs. Michigan State game and it’s giving me high blood pressure.
So I’ve decided to blog about the food I made tonight WHILE watching the game. The distraction is good for my pulse.
I made a bunch of yummy snacks for the 2nd to last badger game of the year.
- White chocolate, cherry, cinnamon oatmeal cookies
- Roasted garlic hummus
- Baked feta artichoke dip
- Bacon & brownsugar wrapped lil’ smokies
Here are the recipes for two of the 4…
Bacon & Brown Sugar Smokies
-1 pack Lit’l Smokies
-1 pack bacon (maple bacon is the best, but any kind works)
1. Cut the bacon into thirds (this could vary, depending on the length of the bacon you have, but you’ll want pieces that wrap all the way around the smokies).
2. Dredge the smokies in brown sugar.
3. Wrap each smokie in one piece of cut bacon.
4. Arrange in single layer in pan (they get messy, so I usually lay down foil for easy cleanup).
5. Sprinkle more brown sugar over wrapped smokies in pan.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until bacon is cooked (again, this varies somewhat depending on the size of the pan and how close together the smokies are. Just make sure they don’t get too crispy because the brown sugar can burn and get hard).
7. Stick a toothpick in each smokie and serve hot.
Baked Feta Artichoke Dip
1 can artichoke hearts, chopped finely
6 oz feta cheese
1/2 red pepper chopped (I used a roma tomato for color b/c red peppers were SO expensive!!
3 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1 c. mayo (I used light)
Mix together. Pour into a shallow baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until bubbly and top is a bit brown. I actually broiled it for awhile tonight to get a nice brown top
Serve with pita bread or ritz crackers.