Thursday, February 21, 2013

Liam Cracking Up

Kids are priceless!  My grandson, Liam was just finishing dinner tonight as I was watching American Idol.  I simply cleared my throat and he totally cracked up.  This poor child laughed so hard he couldn't catch his breath.  His face was totally red!  I ran for the camera hoping to recreate the moment.  This was as close as I came.  Note the mashed potatoes in his hair, eyes, ears, and lap.  Needless to say, his glasses had to be removed -- it's a little tough to see through mashed potatoes. 

This is a can't miss!  Give yourself a smile moment and watch this video.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Super Bowl Menu

I am a football fan, and Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year.  It's the biggest game of the year!  Food is part of the game experience, but should not take the host away from the excitement. 

So . . . here we go . . .  This was our Super Bowl menu this year.

There was plenty of good food.  The menu centered around "Hooter's Chicken Wings" (not pictured here - they went into the large white serving bowl).  I deep fry wings breaded in the Hooter's brand breading and then coat them with Hooter's wing sauce just before serving.  We had an assortment of fresh veggies and dips (Dill and Fiesta Ranch) and fresh fruit.  There was fresh shrimp and cocktail sauce, Guacamole and Tostitos, sliced cheeses and Greek Salad Bites.  The table looked great and the food was yummy!
The Greek Salad Bites are so easy to make and they are delicious.  You have to give this recipe a try when you want to impress your friends.
3 - 4 Persian cucumbers sliced into 1/4" rounds
12 cherry tomatoes (halved) -- look for small round ones
24 black olives
1 pkg of fresh mozzarella cheese (cut 24 square cubes)
 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp olive oil
3/4 tsp oregano
Fresh ground pepper (to taste)

Use a toothpick to skewer the tomato, then the cucumber, then the olive and finish with a cube of mozzarella cheese.  Repeat until all ingredients are gone. 

Arrange on a serving platter.

Put lemon, oil, fresh pepper and oregano in a jar and shake to mix well.  Drizzle dressing over the skewers just before serving. 

This is a very easy dish to make and it looks really impressive.