Saturday, January 7, 2012

favorite game day recipes

Way to go, Texans!!
We had some family over for the game this afternoon, so my mom and I made some of our favorite snacks/appetizers and one of my all-time favorite deserts. Perfect for continuing with the photo challenge! January 6, 2012: favourite (how European of us).

Shrimp and Avocado dip
This is really easy to make and so, so good. My Aunt Shari makes this at almost all family get-togethers and it goes quickly!
What you'll need:
1 package of cooked and frozen small shrimp
1 cup Picante sauce
1 cup Ketchup
Squirt of lemon juice
Squirt of Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp of horseradish
1/2 of a jalapeno
Mix it all together in a bowl (avocado right before you serve it to keep it fresh) and serve with tortilla chips. YUM!

During halftime we were ready for a little something sweet. :)

Fruit Pizza 
(These recipes are everywhere, but I couldn't find the one I like on any website, so here ya go!)
1 roll of sugar cookie dough
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
Assorted fruit

Bake one big sugar cookie in a pizza pan according to the directions on the label. You don't have to push the dough all the way to the edge because it expands during cooking. It also doesn't matter it it's super wrinkly (like mine) because it all gets covered up in the end.
Let the cookie cool completely. 
Wash and cut your fruit (we used strawberries, blueberries, kiwi, and banana). 
Mix the cream cheese and powdered sugar in a bowl. You can use a mixer to get more of a whipped consistency, but I just stirred it together with a spoon.
Spread the cream cheese icing on the cookie and top with fruit!
Cut into squares or pizza slices and serve!
If you're lucky, you'll have some left over :)

In kitten news, Benson has found a new favorite spot...
Doesn't look that comfortable. Cats are funny.

Happy eating!

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