Sunday, February 7, 2010

Superbowl eats

We aren't having anything terribly exciting on this Superbowl Sunday. Although we're rooting for the Saints they aren't our first choice so we aren't going food crazy. Now, if the Cowboys were playing, we'd have a feast! Ha!

Our Super Sunday menu is thinly sliced roast beef and Colby Jack cheese, Almost Healthy 3 Ingredient Dip with chips and veggies, and brownies!

Since we've cut way back on sodium and the man person is limiting fat, too, rather than buy any kind of lunch meat I cooked a lovely beef roast a couple of days ago with some minced onion, garlic, freshly ground black pepper and the juice of 1/2 a lemon and today we used our new-to-us electric meat slicer to slice a good portion of it. The man person and the youngest of the young men persons, age 18, made roast beef and Colby Jack cheese sandwiches while I just put a few slices of the meat on a 1/2 slice of Colby Jack and topped the mini mound o' meat with another 1/2 slice and warmed it until the cheese was melted. Then I sprinkled it with freshly ground black pepper and gobbled it up! It was fantastic and there's enough for the man to enjoy roast beef for a few days. The makings for an almost healthy Cream Cheese Sausage Dip (recipe below) are in the small slow cooker right now and we'll have that with tortilla chips and/or fresh raw vegetables during the game.

By the way, the part of the roast that didn't get sliced earlier was cut into small chunks and will be used to make "beef tips and gravy" to eat over wild rice. See the forthcoming menu for this week for more on that.

Almost Healthy 3 Ingredient Dip

1 block American Neufchatel cheese
1 lb bulk sausage (I use either turkey or beef sausage or, like today, Gimme Lean sausage)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

Put the cheese in a slow cooker and turn it on low. Cook the sausage in a skillet until done. If you use buffalo or any other very lean sausage add a little olive oil to the skillet. Pour the cooked sausage and oil into the slow cooker and add red pepper. Cover and cook on LOW until the cheese melts, then stir a little and cook more until the dip is hot. Serve with chips, vegetables, or whatever you like. You can spice this dip with Rotel tomatoes and we like it that way but actually prefer it without the Rotel.

The brownies are from a mix we had languishing on a back room shelf and aren't even close to healthy but hey, it is a special day and we have to balance out the relative goodforus qualities of the other dishes. Umm, it sounds good anyway!

So, that's our Super Sunday menu - simple, short, and not too terribly unhealthy.

I hope your Sunday is wonderful and may your team win! As long as the Saints are your team. ;)


Kathy said...

The dip sounds great! I love gimme lean - it makes great sausage gravy too.

Tiffanee said...

Yum! Sounds like a delicious feast!!