good eats for lots of peeps

I’ll be honest. I’d rather watch Downton Abbey than the Super Bowl. However, this Sunday we’ll be watching the game…. which leads me to this little list of delicious food that serves a whole bunch of people if you find yourself throwing together a Super Bowl Shindig this weekend. I love all of these because you can double or triple them and freeze leftovers or send them home with your guests!








1. Smoky Chicken Chili : set up the toppings bar and serve this off the stove. It is SO good, and relatively healthy, too!










2. Pulled Pork Tacos : I like to serve this with a pot of black & pinto beans, bagged spanish rice mix and roasted bell peppers and red onion (cut in chunks, olive oil, salt and pepper, 400 for 20 minutes).  I can’t find a boneless pork shoulder, so I use bone in and increase the ‘rub’ ingredients and cook time. DELICIOUS.

3. Chicken Corn Chowder : Winner winner chicken dinner. A big bowl of yum. This is a great ‘take to a friend’ meal, too. Serve out of mugs with a big salad on the side.

Two quick new recipes for you:

(Not So) Fancy Salad
1 bag Mixed Spring Greens OR 1 bag Romaine Lettuce (or half of both, or spinach, etc.)
½ cup craisins
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
3-4 scallions (white and green parts), sliced thin OR 1/4 c. slivered red onion
Poppy Seed Dressing (I like Brianna’s- drizzle in some balsamic vinegar if you’re feeling crazy!)

Place Greens in a large serving bowl. Top with craisins, feta, pecans and scallions. Add a few tablespoons of dressing and start tossing the salad, slowly adding in more dressing to your liking.

All amounts are approximate! It’s really the flavors that you want to mix- just add however much you need for who you’re serving. Each bag of lettuce serves about 5 people. If you are short on time, prepackaged toasted almonds or glazed walnuts/pecans work well.

Granny Boyd’s Doctored Up Cornbread
makes a 9×13 pan, serves 10-12

mix together:
2 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
Then add:
1 tsp salt
8 oz. sour cream
16 oz. can creamed corn
Combine well and bake in a greased 9×13 at 375 for 30-35 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean)
(you can also add a little can of chopped green chilis, and/or a cup of shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese and it’s delish!… also makes good muffins if you don’t want to do the big pan)
A few more ideas:


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