Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Buffalo Chicken Dip · Chicken · football · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Buffalo Chicken Dip

My girlfriend Beth shared this recipe with me a couple of years ago on one of our couple trips.  I loved this!! It was game day on Saturday, and we have to have some sort of football food, right?  So I made this.

Ingredients:
1 can of chicken (large)
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup BBQ Sauce
1/4 Frank’s Red Hot Wings sauce
1 cup of finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Mix all of the ingredients (but not the cheddar cheese) in a bowl until blended and the cream cheese is thoroughly mixed in.Place into a baking dish, and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbly.  Place the cheddar cheese on top, and return to the oven until the cheese topping melts.Let set for about 5 minutes, and serve.  You can use tortilla chips or Frito’s – a chip that is sturdy to hold the dip.  Most of the time I use Scoops, but we didn’t have any.

My plate with a 1/4 of a hamburger as well, because I can’t just have buffalo dip.  This mixes up effortlessly, and everyone loves it.


What is your favorite game day food?

Blessings!

 

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Appetizers · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · fall · football · Pork · Uncategorized · WLS

Sausage Cheese Balls

My supervisor brought in some of these sausage cheese balls to share, and oh my, I loved them.  Original recipe at Plain Chicken.

Cream Cheese Sausage Balls
(Printable Recipe)
1 lb hot sausage, uncooked
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups Bisquick
4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 400F.

Mix all ingredients until well combined. (I use my KitchenAid mixer with the dough hook attachment)  Roll into 1-inch balls.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until brown.

Sausage balls may be frozen uncooked.  If baking frozen, add a few minutes to the baking time.

Plain Chicken’s advice to use the mixer with the dough hook attachment was the best ever!  It didn’t over mix making it tough.   They were blended, and completely mixed.

I froze half of the mixture.  These were creamy, moist, and had a bit of a kick due to the hot sausage (used Jimmy Dean’s Hot).  I loved the original recipe of the sausage balls without the cream cheese, but these are so much better.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · comfort food · football · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Pigs in a Blanket

Saturdays are football days, and even with my weight loss surgery I still like to have not so great for me food.  Pigs in a Blanket are yummy, little snack bites that are really easy to make.  One container of crescent rolls, and a package of lil’ smokies.  Roll out the dough, and press the seams together, then cut into smaller strips.  Place the sausage in the middle and roll.  Bake at 400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until done.  My plate with some of the ones with not a lot of bread on them.  Had to have them with Dijon mustard.  David loves his with Ketchup.  Satisfied my craving, and on the cool day, something warm.

What are your go to snacks for Fall?

Blessings.

Bariatric Surgery - My Story · football · Pimento Cheese · Recipes · Uncategorized · WLS

Pimento Cheese

Yes, pimento cheese.  Football season begs for pimento cheese.  At least in my house.  I used to make it a lot.  And, then stopped.

Forgot to take pictures of the process, but:

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2 blocks of cheddar cheese (sharp, mild or medium), coarsely shredded
1 jar of chopped pimentos (or can get whole or sliced and chop them)
1 Tablespoon ground dry mustard (an absolute must have)
Ground pepper to taste
Red chili flakes or Tabasco to taste
Mayonnaise – to taste (about 1/4 cup for a creamy texture)

Mix everything together, and chill for about 30 minutes to let the flavors blend.  Serve with crackers or pita chips or chips.   Eating from a spoon optional.

Blessings.

football · Random Thoughts · Razorbacks · thoughts · Uncategorized

Football

And so it begins:  SEC Football.

There are lots of lions and tigers and bears but only one Razorback.  Tusk is our one-of-a-kind mascot.  Wooo Pig Sooie isn’t just a hog call.  It’s The Hog Call.  There’s no place like Fayetteville on game day.  When you hear the Razorback Band play Arkansas Fight Song…

…and see the Razorbacks run through the “A” in Reynolds Razorback Stadium…

There’ll be no doubt about it.  THIS IS ARKANSAS FOOTBALL.

Razorback

 

Hogs and kisses!

 

Arkansas · Auburn · Day 10 · fall · football · LSU · NaBloPoMo 2012 · southern girls

Southern Girls and Football

NaBloPoMo 2012 – Day 10

I live in the panhandle of Florida in between Pensacola and Panama City.  Some people call it South Alabama, but I don’t.

But we are part of South East Conference in college football.  I say this because everyone here is a fan of either Florida, Alabama, Auburn (lots of those) or LSU.  I am a lonely girl by liking Arkansas.  I was raised twelve miles souteast from the University of Arkansas, and went there some.  (Partied there, more than anything.)

So, as far as I am concerned, Fall is football season.  We look forward to this time of year more than most. Which in itself really insane.  But most of the SEC fans are insane.  We have to be to do what we do on game days, or during the season.

My wonderful hubby is an alumni from LSU, and LSU and UofA (Arkansas not Alabama) have a game at the end of the season called the Boot Game.  I love it. We have more fun cheering on our teams. Hurts most of the time (especially this season), but we love each other and football.

Southern girls and football  I found this picture (quote) on Pinterest, and it is truth.

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.

Blessings, 
Jerry Ann

family · football · husband · kids

SEC Football

Life seems back to normal around here.  Fall is in the air.  Not really, but it seems that way since football has begun.  My family is divided in teams.  I am an Arkansas Razorback girl.  David is a graduate from LSU, hence he is a fan of the tigers.  Carmen was a little razorback, then LSU (all because we saw a game), and Stephen is a razorback but really doesn’t like football .Talk is cheap when it comes to football,  but in the SEC we talk big.  Whether you bleed in purple and gold, red and white, orange and blue…enjoy the game. Spend time with family and friends.

And Go Hogs!

This was taken in November of 2007.  We, as a divided family, 
attended the Boot Game (Arkansas and LSU).

 A very tiny Stephen proudly wearing piggie…with his Mom.
David and Carmen wearing LSU – hrumpf.
 David NOT happy with the ending score.
ARK 50 to LSU 48 in 7 overtimes!  Long day but a lot of fun!
Hope you are enjoying your football time.