Monday, January 17, 2011

Time to Think About Super Bowl Party Food

Those who know me know I love football, and the only thing better than the playoffs is having your team in the playoffs.  For we  St. Louis Rams fans, it's been a long time since our last playoff game, but we have hope.  2010 was a much better year than any of us expected last September.  I know by the time the big game rolls around on February 6th I'll have a strong opinion about who will win.  Right now, all I care about is THE PATRIOTS WON'T BE THERE!!!!!  Way to go Jets - thanks for beating them.

It's time to get started thinking about what food will be served when we get together to watch the big game and analyze this year's commercials.

Tailgate Nut Mix

1 large egg white
1 can (10 oz) deluxe mixed nuts (2 cups)
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  In medium bowl, with whisk, beat egg white until foamy.  Stir in nuts.  Add remaining ingredients and toss until nuts are thoroughly coated.

Spread nuts in single layer on ungreased rimmed baking pan.  Bake 15 minutes.  Remove from oven.  Stir and separate nuts, spreading evenly in pan.  Bake 10 minutes longer.  Cool nuts in pan on wire rack 3 minutes, then transfer nuts to large plate to cool completely.  Store nut mix in airtight container up to 1 week.

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