Super Bowl Munchies

Although I am not an avid football fan, I do love Super Bowl Sunday. 90% because of the food at the parties. 10% because I like watching my husband watch football. 0% because I, myself, enjoy football. This year, these are the treats that I am making to munch on while we watch the gladiators fight – Sophisticated Chex Mix, and the best Onion Dip ever!

SOPHISTICATED CHEX MIX

This recipe is based off of Party Mix for Grownups from the food blog, food52. I love their recipes and go to the site for daily food inspiration.

Ingredients:

Ingredients that are always in the cupboard!

Ingredients that are always in the cupboard!

* 5 cups Chex

* 1 1/2 cups mixed nuts

* 2 cups pretzels

* 4 tablespoons of melted butter

* 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

* 1 tablespoon brown sugar

* 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

* 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

* 1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme

* 1/2 teaspoon salt

* pinch of cayenne

Directions:

* Heat the oven to 250 degrees.

* In a bowl, combine the cereal, nuts and pretzels.

The dry goods.

The dry goods.

Chex me out!

Chex me out!

* In a different bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients until the sugar dissolves.

Buttah!

Buttah!

Wet ingredients all together look like a rainbow!

Wet ingredients all together look like a rainbow!

Stir.

Stir.

* Drizzle this evenly over the cereal mixture and then use your hands to stir, making sure to distribute everything evenly.

Pour.

Pour.

Mix with hands. Why hello, onion and garlic powder hands!

Mix with hands. Why hello, onion and garlic powder hands!

* Spread out the mixture on a baking pan and bake for about 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes, until crisp and lightly toasted.

Perfectly golden brown!

Perfectly golden brown!

* Spread out on a paper towel-lined baking sheet to cool. Enjoy!

So good! Peppery, savory, a tad bit sweet, spicy, delicious!

So good! Peppery, savory, a tad bit sweet, spicy, delicious!

CARAMELIZED ONION DIP

I first had this onion dip at a friend’s birthday party, and I was that girl near the food who POLISHED off the dip. I asked my friend what was in it and her response was “you don’t want to know.” And, boy, was she right! So girls, if you are on a diet, this is not your dip. If you are vegan, this is surely not your dip. If you gag every time you see mayonnaise, then this is not your dip. But let me tell you, you are missing out. The recipe is adapted from Ina Garten’s on The Food Network.

Ingredients:

Ingredients

* 2 large yellow onions

* 2 tablespoons of butter

* 1 tablespoon of oil

* salt and pepper, to taste

* 4 ounces of cream cheese

* 1/2 cup of mayonnaise

* 1/2 cup of sour cream

Directions:

* Slice the onions, and then put them in a pan with melted butter and oil.

If there is one thing that I could have at the snap of a finger, it would be to have instant sliced onions. Slicing onions make me cry.

If there is one thing that I could have at the snap of a finger, it would be instant sliced onions. Slicing onions make me cry.

What is up with these treats all using so much butter? GOTTA LOVE IT AND EMBRACE FOOTBALL!

What is up with these treats all using so much butter? GOTTA LOVE IT AND EMBRACE FOOTBALL!

Onions in pan to sautee.

Onions in pan to sautee.

* Sautee them on medium heat for 10 minutes.

After the first ten minutes.

After the first ten minutes.

 

* After ten minutes, lower the heat and let them sit for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

After twenty minutes.

After twenty minutes.

* In a medium sized bowl, blend together the cream cheese, sour cream, and mayo until smooth consistency.

Gag but OH SO GOOD.

Gag but OH SO GOOD.

* Once the onions are cooled, add them to the creamy mixture and stir all together!

All together.

All together.

 

* Serve, devour, and try to forget what exactly the dip was made from! I PROMISE THAT THIS IS AMAZING.

Finished product. Serve with chips and/or veggies.

Finished product. Serve with chips and/or veggies.

Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Hope you all have a relaxing weekend! Who are you rooting for?

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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5 Comments

    • Gross, but OH SO DELICIOUS! YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN HOW IT WAS GOBBLED UP YESTERDAY!

  1. The onion plant has a fan of hollow, bluish-green leaves and the bulb at the base of the plant begins to swell when a certain day-length is reached. In the autumn the foliage dies down and the outer layers of the bulb become dry and brittle. The crop is harvested and dried and the onions are ready for use or storage. The crop is prone to attack by a number of pests and diseases, particularly the onion fly, the onion eelworm and various fungi that cause rotting. Some varieties of A. cepa such as shallots and potato onions produce multiple bulbs.”.:^

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