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ICDOCEAN1's picture

Well, I am sure that everyone had a favorite team or still does and it should be fun the watching the next few weeks of football.  I am just now thinking of special football food to celebrate all of the teams, win or lose that gave us such a great season, once again.  What is everyone else thinking?


Whether it be a big gathering or just a few I am in the mood to celebrate with the last teams standing and I have no favorites at this time.  Great teams playing and a real foodie could come up with some interesting regional team foods.  Maybe I'll pick a team based on that alone.  Baltimore...crab cakes!  DH would go for Philly cheese steaks while I would head for the southwestern theme dinner which is probably has been overdone throughout the football season and then I am not sure what to serve for a Pittsburgh food???


At any rate it should be fun and good cold weather reminds me that we should have some oysters!




 


Gretchen's picture

(post #36966, reply #1 of 31)

No matter whose (sic) playin', nuthin' better than BBQ. Just so sorry it isn't in by the TEAM playing!!

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ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #36966, reply #2 of 31)

Gotcha!  I made the pulled pork last week (collards and slaw) and I wouldn't want to push my luck for another month or so. 


Oh but the seafood sounds good!  A friend wants to do spider rolls and I found a recipe for an Egg Drop Shrimp Noodle Soup if it is just a few (12), but then again a crab and corn chowder for a crowd sounds like a winner. 


So far we sound like Baltimore fans.  I love "Baldamore"...spent a lot of time in and around the place , but mostly on the bay.


 




 


Gary's picture

(post #36966, reply #3 of 31)

I think it's "Bawlmer" or "Ballmer". : )

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #36966, reply #5 of 31)

Might be just one of many. 


Bawlmer, Merlyn (pronounced BAHL-muhr, Mer-Lin) is also known as Ballamer, Balmer, Balmir, Baldamor, Balmore, B-more, or, on occasion, Baltimore, Maryland. ...


Bawlmer, Merlyn (pronounced BAHL-muhr, Mer-Lin) is also known as Ballamer, Balmer, Balmir, Baldamor, Balmore, B-more, or, on occasion, Baltimore, Maryland. Home of Maryland crabs, the Orioles, the Honfest, Domino Sugar, Natty Boh, Bawlmerese, and since 2003, Charissa (pronounced Shah-REE-sah), an Ohio native transplant.




 


Gary's picture

(post #36966, reply #6 of 31)

It is amazing that one city can go by so many aliases. When I lived there, I heard it most frequently pronounced Ballamer.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #36966, reply #7 of 31)

Regional pronunciations are fun to explore...my sister say Ballamer Merlin.  In any case a lovely and fun city to visit.  The food!


I was going to make a crab and corn chowder and came upon the following recipes, one from NC .  Then another and another that sounds delicious:


http://hungovergourmet.blogspot.com/2007/01/roasted-corn-and-crab-chowder.html


http://www.bigoven.com/15246-Whiskey-Hill-Crab-Chowder-recipe.html


http://www.marketmanila.com/archives/baltimore-style-crab-corn-soup-a-la-marketman




 


Gary's picture

(post #36966, reply #10 of 31)

Thanks for the links. The first one looks outstanding.

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

FL.Cook's picture

(post #36966, reply #11 of 31)

My most favorite corn chowder.  It doesn't call for crab, but no reason that you can't add it.  It is a fantastic soup. http://www.leitesculinaria.com/recipes/cookbook/corn_chowder.html

Carole
Gary's picture

(post #36966, reply #4 of 31)

Pittsburgh food



 


 


 


 


 



Edited 1/15/2009 9:04 pm ET by Gary

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Edited 1/15/2009 9:42 pm ET by Gary

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Jillsifer's picture

(post #36966, reply #8 of 31)

If you're ever in Southern California, dinner is on me. In the meantime, please accept a hearty cheer and a hug of gratitude! Go, Stillers!


 


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Gary's picture

(post #36966, reply #9 of 31)

Deal : )

The people who gave us golf and called it a game are the same people who gave us bag pipes and called it music and haggis and called it food.

teebee's picture

(post #36966, reply #12 of 31)

LOVE IT!!! I just now saw the "Pittsburgh Food." Tastes like chicken!

teebee's picture

(post #36966, reply #13 of 31)

"I am not sure what to serve for Pittsburgh food."
See Jillsifer's posts on "Pierogi" (in "Looking for a Recipe") and "Go Steelers." The other option is to combine the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia foods, and serve a Primanti Brothers style sandwich (Kitchen Witch posted a photo under the Steelers thread). It could be a cheesesteak sandwich with the coleslaw and fries.

The signs on the highways near Pittsburgh say (at least for this weekend): "Let's have a Turnpike Super bowl! Go Steelers! Go Eagles!" I-76, the PA turnpike connects Pittsburgh and Philly.

Plan on cheesesteak and pierogi in two weeks! I made pierogi Wednesday, and they are in the freezer. We'll be having pierogi for dinner tomorrow night to ensure a win.

Also, did you see that Pittsburgh's mayor changed his name this week? His name is Luke Ravenstahl. Someone called a radio station and suggested that he drop "Ravens" from his name. So he taped over the sign on his door and it says "Luke Steelerstahl."


Edited 1/17/2009 4:34 pm ET by teebee

ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #36966, reply #14 of 31)

That coach has to have a great sense of humor. I haven't paid close attention to the teams and I wish them all the best of luck.


My mom was born in Pittsburgh, but I also have family in Philly. Picking a favorite, I'm afraid it will all come down to a coin toss or a menu. 




 


ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #36966, reply #15 of 31)

Well, given that the Cardinals won, I think that there will many southwestern menus, but I still want crab cakes!  Go Baltimore, still hoping!


Does anyone else want to enter the field as hair cutters/not stylists?  Can't play unless you cut off 18 inches of fake or real hair!


Robot be gone on FOX...




 


Gretchen's picture

(post #36966, reply #16 of 31)

If they can play I don't care how long their hair is!!


Robot? the camera?  I think CBS has it also. I like the perspective.  Good pictures.


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Jillsifer's picture

(post #36966, reply #17 of 31)

Does anyone else want to enter the field as hair cutters/not stylists? 


Not after what Troy Polamalu just did!!! Here we go, STEELERS!!!!!!


 


 


January: the dead zone

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

teebee's picture

(post #36966, reply #18 of 31)

PIEROGI POWER!!
DFIL called yesterday to invite us over for a homemade vegetable soup dinner, and to watch the game. I told him that we had to bring pierogi. Everyone (DSIL and DBIL and some nieces were there as well) had to at least try a pierogi. Now I am out and must make more. At least I have two weeks now!
DS changed jerseys depending on offense or defense. I would give the game ball to Troy. He deserves it!

Jillsifer's picture

(post #36966, reply #19 of 31)

ITA. He really looked good tonight. Gillen is wearing his 43/Polamalu jersey tonight. If I can get it OFF of him in time to wash it, he can wear it to school tomorrow. (If not, he'll wear 10/Holmes, I suppose.)


For Superb Owl, I'm serving pierogi, hot sausage sandwiches and meatball sandwiches. Along with, of course, Tracy's "cheesy football" appetizer, and . . . ummmm . . . what for dessert? Basic chocolate cupcakes? Got any real good ideas?


 


 


 


January: the dead zone

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

MadMom's picture

(post #36966, reply #20 of 31)

I had already made up my mind that if the Steelers lost, I wouldn't even watch the game.  No idea yet what we'll make.  Might just heat up some hors d'oevres.



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teebee's picture

(post #36966, reply #21 of 31)

My standard dessert is cheesecake, because I bake it ahead and freeze it. It's kind of heavy, though. After eating pierogi Sunday, I'm not sure I could have had cheesecake afterward. Maybe if you serve dinner early, then cheesecake later (after the game for you on the west coast, it won't be over until around 10 here, and that's too late for cheesecake).

I bought more ingredients for pierogi since I shared and we ate all that I made. I am going to experiment again and try cottage cheese in some. I remember eating pierogi with cottage cheese when I was young. My mom doesn't remember this, so I'm hoping that it's not in my head.

Willis McGahee is going to be fine according to the newspaper, and Hines is looking probable for playing next week. Alas, it will not be an all-Pennsylvania super bowl. There is a room in our church where the ladies put seasonal centerpieces. This season the candles are white with some greens and little straw cardinals. I am going to remove all of the cardinals until after the super bowl. Hopefully I won't get caught! Here we go, Steelers!

rosie t's picture

(post #36966, reply #22 of 31)

I remember the great kielbasa that was sold at the superette  in my Moms home town near Pittsburgh. I'm going to make this for Super Bowl. Someone posted this on another site. It's and old Bon Appetit recipe.


Sausage-Filled Monkey Bread


 


Fun to make and even more fun to eat.  Try it as a party hors d'oeuvre with red wine or beer, or accompany with scrambled eggs for brunch.  Offer pickles and mustard on the side.


Makes one 10-inch bread


1 pound smoked kielbasa sausage or 1-1/2 pounds sweet Italian sausage


2 envelopes dry yeast


1 teaspoon brown sugar


1/4 cup warm water (105 Degrees F. to 115 Degrees F.)


 


1 cup warm milk (105 Degrees F. to 115 Degrees F.)


1/2 cup warm water (105 Degrees F. to 115 Degrees F.)


1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature


2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar


2 teaspoons salt


2 eggs


2 egg yolks


1 cup rye flour 


5 cups (about) unbleached all purpose flour


 


Sage Butter


10 tablespoons (1-1/4 sticks) unsalted butter


2 tablespoons dried sage, crumbled


1/4 teaspoon ground coriander


 


Simmer sausage in water to cover until cooked through, about 10 minutes.  Drain; let cool.  Cut into 1/2 inch slices.


 


Sprinkle yeast and 1 teaspoon brown sugar over 1/4 cup water in small bowl; let dissolve, then stir to blend.  Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes.


 


Combine yeast, milk, 1/2 cup water, butter, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt in bowl of heavy-duty electric mixer  (dough can also be made by hand).  Using dough hook, mix until smooth.  Blend in eggs and yolks, than rye flour.  Add enough all purpose flour 1 cup at a time to form dough that pulls away from sides of bowl.  Mix until elastic, adding more all purpose flour if very sticky, about 10 minutes.


Butter large bowl.  Add dough, turning to coat entire surface.  Cover bowl with plastic and kitchen towel.   Let dough rise in warm draft-free area until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.


Punch dough down.  Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, 2 to 3 minutes.  Cover bowl and let dough rest for 10 minutes.


For Butter:  Cook butter with sage and coriander in heavy small saucepan over low heat until butter melts.  Let cool for 10 minutes.


Generously butter 10-inch tube pan or nonstick bundt pan.  Pinch off walnut-size piece of dough.  Poke slice of sausage in center; pinch ends to seal.  Dip into sage butter.  Place seam side up in prepared pan.  Repeat with remaining dough and sausage, arranging in pan in loose layers.  Brush any remaining butter over top.  Tent pan loosely with foil.  Let stand in warm draft-free area until bread just reaches top of baking pan, about 30 minutes.


Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F.  Set pan on rimmed baking sheet and bake until bread sounds hollow when tapped on top, covering loosely with foil if browning too quickly, about 1 hour.  Invert bread onto rack.  Serve warm.


 


Bon Appetit - November 1986 (Article & Recipes by Edena Sheldon) 


 


 

Jillsifer's picture

(post #36966, reply #27 of 31)

I've decided to go easy on the desserts--we're having cupcakes--chocolate, maple and white.


And last night about six more people took the liberty of telling me they were coming over to watch the game, so I'm adding pepperoni rolls.


GO STEELERS!! My cousin's daughter's husband just won tickets to the game in some lottery. Color me JEALOUS!!!!


 


 


January: the dead zone

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Gretchen's picture

(post #36966, reply #28 of 31)

We got tickets when the Panthers played in the lottery among PSL owners. It was really neat. When that arrived in the mail I about couldn't believe it. Get ready for sticker shock!! On the tickets, and the hotels, etc.

Gretchen

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teebee's picture

(post #36966, reply #30 of 31)

Three years ago when the Steelers were in, one of DH's coworkers won a package--tickets, hotel, airfare the whole shebang. He didn't want to go, but his 15 yo DS insisted. Andy offered to buy him plasma tv with the money from selling the package, but he said no. I told him to go and enjoy the trip with his son, as it may be the only time he ever goes to a super bowl. I was very jealous.

We may be having a super bowl party at our church, if we can figure out how we got the cable run last time so we could watch it on the big screen. I printed Tracy's recipe for the cheesy football ("cheesy" is used meaning "containing cheese," not "cheap or shoddy," right??). Since it will be at church, beer is probably out (dang).

Gretchen's picture

(post #36966, reply #31 of 31)

At first I thought we would sell our tickets also, but was quickly undone of that idea!!  And you really never know 1) if your team will ever get back and 2) if you will ever be able to go/get tickets again.


A couple of weeks ago I was even making plans for what ifs. So much for that idea!!  Argghhhh!  ;o)


Gretchen
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bjb0777's picture

(post #36966, reply #23 of 31)

I must have missed cheesy football appetizer!1 Where can I find it? Thanks

TracyK's picture

(post #36966, reply #24 of 31)

Here you go: http://forums.taunton.com/tp-cookstalk/messages?msg=26307.18


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bjb0777's picture

(post #36966, reply #25 of 31)

You have made my day!!Sounds perfect. Thanks so much! Barb

TracyK's picture

(post #36966, reply #26 of 31)

You're welcome! It's really just a football-shaped cheese log, rolled in bacon bits. :-) Very yummy, though, particularly with a dash of chipotle powder as well.


"The happy StairMaster president is on his way to a mansionette in Dallas, to be the decider of where to put the sofa."
                                                            --Garrison Keillor