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"The BIG GAME Party"


If you love watching football then you know the 'big game' is coming up soon! You will find a whole bunch of delicious and fun recipes, a few knit and crochet patterns and more to enjoy your party!

In the Kitchen and out to the Family Room!
You have to have great food for any football party so here are some delicious recipes you might enjoy making and eating for the Big Game!
To print out just the recipes, highlight the ones you want, then hit print/selection.


THE GOOD STUFF!

Bev's Hamburger Soup
In large pot, brown 1 lb of hamburger meat, drain off
any fat.

Add 1 c. chopped onion
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 Tbsp salt
a few shakes of ground pepper
1 beef bouillon cube
1 large chopped tomato
3 large peeled, and cut up potatoes
3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cup frozen peas
Place all the ingredients in the pot with the meat, fill
with water to
about 1" from the top, and gently cook for a
couple of hours. 
This can also be placed in a crockpot
and cooked on low- medium all day.



Chicken Wings
5 lbs chicken wings (remove the tips)
1 pkg. Onion soup mix
1 jar Italian Dressing (Creamy style)
Rinse the chicken wings in cold water then place in a shallow pan.
Cover with the mixture of onion soup mix and Italian dressing.
Bake 1 hours at 350 F.


Bev's PORCUPINE MEATBALLS

(my kids love to help and make these and eat them)
1 lb hamburger meat
1 medium onion chopped up
1 cup uncooked regular rice
salr and pepper to taste
Combine meat, rice and seasonings.  Roll in 1 1/2" balls. 
I brown them in a little olive oil and then add to
spaghetti sauce and cook gently for 1 hour.


This Quesadila maker is fantastic!


Qualheim's Taco Salad Dip
1 (16 oz - large) can refried beans
2 (8 oz) containers of avacado dip
1 (16 oz) container sour cream - mixed with 1 (1.25 oz)
package taco seasoning mix

2 medium to large tomatoes, diced
1 can sliced black olives, drained
about 1 cup shredded lettuce
1 (16 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese.
Spread these layers, in order starting with the
refried beans, on a cookie sheet or in a 9 x 13 pan. 
Use tortilla chips to scoop up the dip and ENJOY!



Parmesan Potatoes for 4
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup flour
salt
pepper
seasoned salt
6 potatoes - peeled, cut lengthwise

 Put the above in a zip-lock bag and shake. 
Add seasonings to taste.
  Peel 6 potatoes and
cut lengthwise and then shake in bag of flour-cheese mixture.

Place in 9x13 pan.  Melt 1/3 cup butter and pour over potatoes.
 
Bake for one hour at 350 degrees.
Serve with Ranch dressing.


BAKED TATER SKINS
Christine Hill 
6 small baking potatoes (4 to 5 in. long)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 teaspoon paprika
pinch of pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Scrub potatoes, pat dry, and rub skins lightly with a little of the butter. Pierce potatoes in several places with a fork. Bake potatoes until tender when pierced (45 minutes to 1 hour).
When cool enough to handle, cut in halves lengthwise and scoop out potato, leaving a thin shell about 1/8 inch thick. Reserve potato for other dishes. Place skins on a baking sheet. Melt butter in a small pan with paprika and white pepper. Stir. Brush insides of potato skins with butter mixture. Bake potato skins until crisp and golden
(18 to 20 minutes).
Extras: For variety, try adding grated Cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon, green onion, or chives.)



SWEET TOOTH!

Football Sparklers

Long rod pretzels
White chocolate, melted (12 oz or so)
Red, white and blue sprinkles or team color sprinkles.
Melt the white chocolate in the microwave.
Dip the pretzel rod halfway into the melted chocolate, then sprinkle the sprinkles over the wet chocolate.
Lay on waxed paper or place in a cup to dry. Place in fridge to harden

Rice Krispie Bars 
6 cups Kelloggs Rice Krispies
1 bag of white marshmallows
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
No-stick cooking spray  
Melt the margarine in a no-stick pan and add the
entire bag of marshmallows. Stir over medium heat
until the marshmallows have completely melted.
Add Rice Krispies and mix together well.
Pour mixture into a 9" x 13" pan that has been greased
or sprayed with no-stick cooking spray. Use a baggie
that has been sprayed with no-stick spray to spread
and flatten mixture. Cut into squares when cool.
Kids love making and eating these easy treats.


Joan's CARAMEL CORN
c. butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
c. corn syrup
tsp salt
tsp baking soda
tsp vanilla
3 qts (large bowlful) popped popcorn
Melt butter; stir in brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
Bring to boil, stirring constantly! Boil over medium heat
WITHOUT stirring for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in baking soda and vanilla (it will  'foam'). Pour this over the bowl of popped popcorn; mix well.
Turn into a buttered 17 x 12 x 2 in pan (I use my roaster pan).
Bake in 300 f or lower oven, for 30 minutes, stirring often.


"Oh Henry Bars" Mike Q's Version
4 Cups Oatmeal
1 Cup Brown Sugar (packed)
1/2 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Butter
1 Pkg. Chocolate Chips
3/4 Cup Peanut Butter
Mix together first 4 ingredients well and press
into a 9 X 13 inch pan
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
Let cool at least five minutes.
Melt Chocolate Chips and Peanut butter together.
Spread on top of first layer and refrigerate.

Lana's Pretzel Salad

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup broken pretzel twists
16 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
8 oz cream cheese, room temp.
20 oz Cool Whip
In a saucepan, cook butter and sugar till melted. 
Add broken pretzels to mixture.  Spread onto a
cookie sheet and bake in 400 F oven for 6-7 mins. 
Mix together remaining ingredients - pineapple,
cream cheese and cool whip.  Add to cooled pan mixture. 
Add more crushed pretzels to top just before serving.

DRINKS

Elegant Punch
1/2 gallon Vanilla Ice Cream
1 large can lemonade (frozen, undiluted)
2 c. pineapple joince
Mix then add 2 qt. bottle of ginger ale.


HOT GAME PUNCH
Ingredients:
5 qts water
3 cups sugar
2 sticks cinnamon
2 tsp whole cloves
1-6oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate
1-12oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate

Directions:
Simmer the first four above ingredients for 10 mins.
Then add: one 6 oz can frozen lemonade and one
12 oz can frozen orange juice.
Steep covered turned off or on low heat for an
hour to intensify flavors.


Who wouldn't love one of these for the game?  Or for all year for that matter!!





Bev's Cozy Game Cap- make them in your teams fave colors!  You can knit one in a couple of evenings!
Copyright 2000, 2012 Beverly A. Qualheim - All Rights reserved. 
You may provide a direct link to this pattern, but may not copy it to your web site.

MATERIALS:
You can adjust the pattern to fit whatever size head you want. 
Child sized 3-9 years  (10-13) (teen-adult size)
Size 10 (6 mm) (size 4 UK) knitting needles
2 oz of bright colored Worsted Weight/10 ply UK -  yarn 

Cast on 60 sts (70) (80)
Row 1: K2, P2, K2 across line, ending with P2.
Row 2 - 6:  Repeat Row 1.
Row 7: Knit across
Row 8: Purl across
Repeat these 2 rows until hat is 8" (9 1/2") (10") from start, ending with a purl row.

Start Decrease
1st decrease row- K2 together across the row.
Next row: Purl
Next row: K2 together across
Last row: Purl across.  Cut a 14" tail of yarn, thread a yarn needle with it.  Carefully pull the last row of knitting from the needle and thread the needle through every stitch.  Pull tightly then whip stitch the seam shut.

Add a Pom Pom to the top.



Bev's Slouchy Game Hat - for teens or women
*Copyright Beverly A. Qualheim (bevscountrycottage.com) 2010, 2012

4 oz soft worsted weight, drapey yarn like Simply Soft (this ensures the hat 'drapes')
J Crochet Hook

Chain 5 and slip stitch to 1st chain to form a ring.
Rnd 1:  Chain 3 (counts as 1st DC); make 11 more dcs in ring. (12 dcs)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3, make 2 dc in each dc, including base of ch 3. Join with sl st in top of chain 3. (24 sts)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3, *dc in next dc, make 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around and join with slip stitch in top of chain 3 (36 dc)
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3, *dc in next 2 dcs, 2 dcs in next dc, repeat from * around and join with slip stitch in top of chain 3. (48 dcs)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3, *dc in next 3 dcs, 2 dcs in next dc, repeat from * around and join with slip stitch in top of chain 3. (60 dcs)
Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3, *dc in next  4 dcs, 2 dcs in next dc, repeat from * around and join with slip stitch in top of chain 3. (72)
Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3, *dc in next 5 dcs, 2 dcs in next dc, repeat from * around and join with slip stitch in top of chain 3. (84 dcs)
Rnd 8 - 15: Ch 3, dc in base of the ch 3,  dc in next stitch and in each one around.  Join with slip stitch in top of chain 3
Rnd 16: Ch 1 *sc in next stitch. Sc 2 together.  repeat from * around. Join.
Rnd 17-19: Get back to 50 sts by * sc in next 7 sts, sc 2 together, repeat from * around,  Don't join at the end of the round.  Just keep going till you are back down to 50 sts

(Approx. 10 rows) Sc in each stitch around for 2" total of sc rounds, not joining until the end of the last round.  Join with sl st and cut a 4" tail.  Weave in tails.






KNIT A GAME SCARF
- by Bev (ok so you know who my team was!)

Choose your fave teams colors in a worsted weight yarn.  1 3.5 oz skein will be plenty
Size 13 knitting needles
Cast on 10 sts
Knit, knit, knit each row till your scarf is as long as your arm-spread plus 6"!
Cast off
Wear it proudly!






Maybe some homemade dough to keep the little ones occupied?
Bev's Nursery School Dough - best play dough recipe ever!
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 TBsp vegetable oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
food color or jello
Dump all the ingredients in a medium pot in order listed above.

Start cooking it on low-medium heat (You can separate the mixture into 2 pans and add a color in each one.) and stir continuously till it forms a ball in the middle of the pan.  It takes a little while to get there and you will think it is nothing but a globby mess, but it will work.  
Now flour a wooden board or the counter and remove the dough ball/s.  Knead them on the board until they are the right texture, and store in airtight containers.




GAME QUILT!
Another great idea-- prepare a quilt top, batting, and base in team colors, to tie while you watch the game.  Everyone can join in!  Take the finished quilt to a children's hospital, or local shelter after it's all finished.  You can prepare several and tie them with your friends or kids while the game is going.


 

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