Friday, November 16, 2012

Friday Football Fare - "It's Football Yall!

While out running errands today, I was listening to sports talk radio (our friends, Jim Dunaway and Ryan Brown, mostly) and everyone was talking about what a lousy weekend it was for college football! It doesn't matter who your team is playing, you can still enjoy some great tailgating food! Here are some favorites I made this week!
 
Hot Ham and Swiss Sandwiches
 
 
1 12 count package of Kings Hawaiian Rolls
12 slices Swiss cheese
12-16 oz. thin sliced ham
1/2 cup melted butter
1 t. ground mustard
1 t. poppy seeds
2 t. onion flakes
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
 
 Sliced all of the rolls in half and place bottom halves in a 9 X 13 baking dish. (I used the Kings Hawaiian Mini Sub Rolls which were already sliced.) Place ham and cheese on the bottom of the sliced rolls. Cover with top half of roll. Mix together the remaining ingredients and spoon over the tops of the sandwiches. Let sit overnight or a couple of hours. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for ~15 minutes or until warmed through and cheese is melted.
 
Pepperoni Pizza Rolls
 

 
2 cans refrigerated pizza crust
garlic salt, to taste
Italian seasoning, to taste
1 C. sliced and chopped pepperoni
2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
Pizza sauce for dipping (of Marinara)
 
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each pizza crust. Season each crust with garlic salt and Italian seasoning. Sprinkle one cup of shredded Mozzarella onto each crust. Top each crust with 1/2 cup pepperoni. Roll up each crust tightly to form a log. Slice into 1" sections and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
 
S'mores Bars
 
 
1/2 C. butter, softened
3/4 C. sugar
1 large egg
1 t. vanilla
1 1/3 C. flour
3/4 C. graham cracker crumbs (5-6 sheets of graham crackers)
1 t. baking powder
1/4  t. salt
4 (1.5 oz.) Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars
1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until combined. Combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture, and beat until combined.
Turn the baking pan upside down and place a piece of waxed paper on top. Press half of the dough onto the waxed paper, using the bottom of the pan as a guide for the size. Set aside. Turn pan back over.
Press the other half of the dough evenly in the bottom of the pan. Spread marshmallow creme over the dough without going all the way to the edge. Lay the chocolate bars on top of the marshmallow creme. breaking apart as needed to create an even layer of chocolate. Take the preformed dough that you set aside earlier and invert onto the top of the chocolate and peel away the waxed paper. Spread gently to the edges if needed.
 
Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
 
I have made these before, but the tip from Amanda about preforming the top layer of dough is brilliant! Great tip!
 
So, there may not be any "big'" games this weekend, but there is always tailgating! It's football yall! Have a great weekend!
 

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