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Featured Holiday – Super Bowl

SUPER BOWL- It all started 38 years ago on January 15, 1967. The Green Bay Packers played against the Kansas City Chiefs. They played the first “Super Bowl” at the Memorial Coliseum in, Los Angeles, California. The first Super Bowl was watched by 61,946 fans at the Coliseum, and more than 73 million television viewers. Last year about 143 million television viewers watched the Super Bowl. This yearly competition has become a tradition in many households across The United States. Usually played in January…this year the game will be played on the first Sunday in February. Ironically, February is also known as Snack Food month. So, we have included some great snack recipes that will make any Super Bowl party a sure winner.

Oh- by the way…The Packers won the first Super Bowl.

Super Bowl Recipes:

Jalapeno Poppers

12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1- 8 oz. package shredded Monterrey jack cheese w/ jalapenos.
25 jalapeno peppers, seeded and halved
1 cup milk
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup dry breadcrumbs
oil

In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, and cheese. Blanch the pepper halves for 2 minutes, drain and dry thoroughly. Spoon cheese mixture into the jalapeno pepper halves. Put the milk and flour into two separate small bowls. Dip the stuffed jalapenos first into the milk then into the flour, making sure they are well coated with each.
Allow the coated jalapenos to dry for about 10 minutes. Dip the jalapenos in milk again and roll them through the breadcrumbs.

Allow them to dry, then repeat. Deep fry for 2 to 3 minutes each, until golden brown. Remove and let drain on a paper towel.

Spinach Dip

1- 11oz. pkg. frozen spinach
1- 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-T. of chopped water chestnuts (if desired)
dash of hot sauce
1 tsp. salt

Cook spinach according to package directions. Drain thoroughly. Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Chill several hours before serving with vegetables or chips.

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