Thursday, January 17, 2019

Super Bowl 2019 Atlanta

Game On Part One
Get a head start on Game Day plans with ideas from Ever Ready. The following ideas are based on the Reindeer Bar concept- use your creativity and ingenuity to build your own. 
or call it  
I found these street taco shells (4-1/2 inches) to be perfect for a taco bar. They come in corn or flour. 

Some recipe ideas to get you started on these two Mexican themed bars. Note that nachos can be a substantial meal in itself if you load with toppings. 
Slow cooker queso  
Beef-Chorizo Topping
Corn-Poblano Relish
Black Bean Pico de Gallo

Extra suggested fixings include: sour cream, sliced black olives, pickled jalapenos, diced tomatoes, lime wedges, sliced scallions, fresh cilantro. guacamole, red and green salsa, shredded lettuce 

Barbecue Bar
Start with a crock pot of shredded pork, beef or chicken.  

To build this Barbecue Bar includes the following:
Two kinds of barbecue sauce
Small buns
Slaw salad 
Relish tray
Hot sauce
To build this bar start with a crockpot of meatballs (appetizer size) 
Add toppings which include:
Two  kinds of sauces
Mini buns
Garlic bread
Fried polenta
Slaw salad 
Sliced mozzarella cheese
Grated Parmesan cheese
Pesto Roasted red peppers  

Appetizer Red Pepper Jelly with Marinated Crackers
Cook's Notes:
There's a variety of marinated cracker recipes on the Internet to try. Two basic ingredients include some type of oil and a dry packet of Ranch Dressing Mix. Most recipes suggest making the sauce adding the crackers to a zip loc bag to coat and let sit crackers marinate for several hours. I wanted to make sure crackers were evenly coated so I used a pastry brush. Some recipes also suggested after marinating the crackers to bake them at a low heat.  
Oh, what to do??    
So I came up with my own recipe:) I decided to use light olive oil rather than canola oil. Original recipes included 2 TB. of red pepper flakes which was a bit spicy for me so I cut back to one tablespoon. It's all about personal preference.

Warning: crackers highly additive!!
  • 2 sleeves of saltine crackers 
  • 1 1/4 cups light olive oil
  • 1 packet of dry Ranch Dressing mix
  • 1 TB. red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp. each parsley flakes and thyme  
  • Mix ingredients in a blender and transfer to a small bowl.
  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  • Arrange crackers in single rows. Using a pastry brush generously brush on sauce. Turn crackers over and repeat process. 
  • Let sit for 2 hours. Repeat brushing process and bake at 250 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • Cool on a wire rack placed over baking sheet and then store in an airtight container.


  1. I am going to try these crackers when I host bible study next. Thanks for the recipe.

  2. All of these appetizers look delicious! Thanks for sharing with us at The Blogger's Pit Stop!


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