superbowl recipes (not illustrated)

A few readers have inquired as to what Saucy might be making for the big game, since Veto is such a Packers fan. Here, she's sharing part of the Superbowl menu with you - but alas, since the goods won't be whipped up until Sunday... you'll have to wait for pictures.

Glazed Meatballs

These are so easy to cook and have a secret ingredient - grape jelly!

For the meatballs, mix the following ingredients in a medium bowl. Shape into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls.

Lean ground beef 1 1/2 lbs (680 g)
Envelope dry onion soup mix 1 x 1.4 oz
Large egg 1
Ketchup 1/4 cup (60 mL)
Fine dry bread crumbs 1/3 cup (75 mL)
Poultry seasoning just a pinch
Parsley flakes 1/4 tsp (1 mL)

Glaze ingredients:
Grape jelly 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)
Ketchup 3/4 cup (175 mL)
Lemon juice to taste

Heat jelly and ketchup in frying pan until hot. Stir in lemon juice. Add meatballs. Stir gently to coat. Simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes. Turn into chafing dish. Serve warm with skewers or picks. Makes 60.

Cheesehead Popcorn

Popped popcorn 4 cups
Melted butter 1/4 cup
Cheddar cheese powder 1/4 cup plus one tablespoon
Mustard powder 1/4 teaspoon
Cayenne pepper 1/8 teaspoon
Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup
Salt and pepper to taste

In the largest mixing bowl you have, drizzle melted butter over popped corn and toss quickly. Mix the cheddar cheese powder, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper and toss over buttered corn. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adding the parmesan cheese is optional, but it's really nice. You can use the dried type from the grocer or better yet, use real parmesan, finely shredded. Serve immediately!

Also on the menu (but you won't the need recipes for) fully loaded nachos and Saucy's Not-So-Secret Chicken Fingers (recipe here).

When The Superbowl is over, Saucy has a wild story to tell you. Really wild. It will explain her absence of late and probably even freak you out a bit.

Do you still want to hear it, even though your mind will be blown?


Anonymous said...

I was with ya until you said "cheese head"


Sarah said...

I didn't realize your Veto was a Packer fan. I live in the heart of Packer country - I will try to get my hands on a Titletown Towel for him.

Dana said...

The popcorn sounds really yummy and those meatballs with the grape jelly are TO DIE FOR!!!

Spill the story.... :D

Anonymous said...

I cant handle the suspense , just WHERE have you been? AND, what is the other secret ingredient in the chicken fingers, is it ranch dressing in lieu of mayo? PLEASE SHARE!!!!

Saucy said...

The main "secret ingredient" for the chicken fingers... it's in the post! It's Capt'n Crunch cereal! Turn into fine crumbs in food processor and mix with bread crumbs for the coating! Season with Spike seasoning!

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha! I totally read into it thinking there was another secret ingredient.

Miracle Whip salad dressing (okay, technically another secret ingredient) and whisk it into the wet mixture.

Thanks for clearing that up! Cant wait to try these

Buddy's Mom said...

Thank goodness Donnelly has a big mouth because my son is going to love your chicken fingers.

Good luck to the Packers!

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

Of course we want to hear it!

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

Darling, I have been WAITING TO HEAR IT FOR NEARLY 2 WEEKS! Spill it Saucy! We are waiting to have our minds blown, girl!
Love, Sonya