Super Bowl Sunday, Fun Food and Slow Stitching

Go Panthers!! Today will be a fun day, and I hope the Panthers do well.  One thing I learned a few years ago, I don’t want any company for the game, and I don’t want to go anywhere.  I want to watch both the game and the commercials, without having to entertain or have conversation other than to comment about or yell at the TV, LOL!!

Panther logo

I’ll be cooking this afternoon getting ready for the big game. My plan is to make sausage balls, a cheese tray, my Baked Spinach (recipe below) to have as a hot dip, guacamole, and a new recipe I have in my mind for Honey Bourbon Chicken Wings.  I’ll let you know if the wings come out good. Yes, there is only the two of us, but the leftovers will be lunch for work. During all the pre-game hype, I plan to work on two slow stitching projects. Both I’ll give you a peek at here. First, the next installment of the scrappy project involves doing the handwork on the binding for several pieces I cut from the main quilted piece.

Scrappy Project ~ From My Carolina Home

The other is making progress on a new quilted art piece, sewing down some doilies by hand.

Quilted Wall Art Project ~ From My Carolina Home

Both projects will be shared in more detail in future posts when I get a bit further along.

Just in case you’d like some hot spinach dip too, here is the recipe again for Baked Spinach with Roasted Garlic. Start by gathering some ingredients.  If you don’t happen to have roasted garlic in your frig, just chop some fresh garlic and add it to the onions to saute a bit.

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Saute some onion in olive oil and a small pat of butter. Add mushrooms and lightly saute until onions are translucent and mushrooms are softened.

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Remove the pan from the heat, and add the cream cheese.

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Stir until it melts using only the residual heat left in the pan.

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Squeeze all the water out of the thawed spinach.

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Add to the pan and combine.

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Add mayonnaise, lemon-pepper, and roasted garlic, stir to combine.

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Pour into a baking dish sprayed with no-stick spray.

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Top with shredded Parmesan and Mozzarella cheese.

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Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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Yum! A wonderful side dish with chicken or seafood, or a great main course vegetarian meal.  Today we will eat it as a hot dip on tortilla chips.

Spinach with Roasted Garlic

1/4 cup chopped onion
4 medium-large mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp olive oil
small pat of butter
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp lemon-pepper
1 tsp roasted garlic
1 10-oz pkg chopped spinach
3-4 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
2-3 oz shredded Parmesan cheese

Saute onion and mushrooms in olive oil with a small pat of butter until onions are translucent and mushrooms are softened. Remove pan from heat, add cream cheese and stir until melted. Add next three ingredients stirring until well blended, then stir in spinach and onion/mushroom mixture. Pour into baking dish, top with mozzarella. Bake at 350˚ for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.

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Go Panthers!!  Will you be watching the Super Bowl, going to a party, or bypassing the hype altogether?

Slow Sunday Stitching

12 thoughts on “Super Bowl Sunday, Fun Food and Slow Stitching

  1. Of my gosh! The Spinach with Roasted Garlic looks so good. I’m definitely going to try it. Enjoy the game. We were from Colorado so you know what that means.

  2. Tamara Hutchinson

    Right there with you, Carole! We will be pulling for the Panthers and also watching without the distractions of company. Sometimes my husband and I even split up between the two TVs, upstairs and basement, when the going gets rough. And I might try this recipe so thank-you, though my husband’s strategy is (coaching voice) “just gotta treat it like any other game…” !

  3. Good Morning Carole! No, hubby and I are not into football. So today, I am going to be starching and ironing fabrics then cutting out pieces for a Double Wedding Ring quilt. If I get tired of doing that I can trim more of the half square triangles for the Scrap Dance Tango or I may just do some hand embroidery stitching. It is one of those days that who knows what will happen. Mr. Shakes is starting to get his spring trimming….last night I got his face done…he actually has eyes again! LOL. Plus, the temperature is supposed to be up close to 70 plus for a few days and if it does happen, I know that I will not be able to stop myself from going out and clipping some dead flowers and doing a tiny bit of flower gardening preparing. I will be trying out your dip it sounds delicious! I sure hope that you and hubby enjoy the game and have a fantastic day together!

  4. Carole, I totally agree with you no guests! I also requested that this year. I want my spot on the couch. I want to sew and cook and eat on my schedule. I made deviled eggs, potato skins, and milk chocolate brownies with ice cream. We are rooting for the Broncos, but either way we want a good game!

  5. Marion Hume

    The spinach dip sounds really delicious and one I will have to try. Can I use a low fat not no fat cream cheese?


    Marion Hume

  6. Sharon Schipper

    I avoid it all, EVERYONE in orange last Friday! yesterday at the grocery store, one lone powder blue Panther cashier, and I thanked him for wearing something besides Bronco orange, yuck! when I moved into my rental, the bathroom was bronco orange…shudder. Now it’s cafe au lait to go with my americana! I watched netflix, caught up on Downton Abbey and only turned to the game when I heard the fireworks going off in the street and figured Broncos beat the odds and won! lots of people late to work today… I’ll watch the commercials on the internet I guess… I do watch the retrospectives, the 50 best commercials etc. Love those Budweiser clydesdales! and the eTrade baby of course! I can’t read my emails at home anymore (post-Hillary security?) so can’t read yours until Monday. I may have to change my default email!

    big hug,
    sharon in colorado

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