Monday, February 7, 2011

Superbowl Food, Bargains, and Blogs

MOOD STATUS: "Thankful". So appreciated all the support and congrats on my new book contract. Thank you ALL again!

Let's see. So much to tell you all...

We hosted a Superbowl party at our house yesterday. Over twenty some odd people. Very fun. Lots of food left over. Hubby made a ROCKIN' chili and I made a great Sloppy Buffalo Joe recipe (with ground chicken).
A lot of people mentioned they wanted the recipe on Twitter the other day, and because I aim to please, here goes:

Sloppy Buffalo Joes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 pounds ground chicken or turkey breast
1 carrot, peeled and chopped or grated
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 to 1/3 cup hot sauce (recommended: Frank's Red Hot)
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup chicken stock NOTE: I would use half the mount, otherwise it's a little too runny
8 good quality burger rolls, split and toasted
1 cup blue cheese crumbles
2 large dill pickles, chopped
Heat a large skillet with extra-virgin olive oil over medium-high heat. Add meat and break it up with wooden spoon, cook 5 to 6 minutes. Add in carrots, celery, onions and garlic, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, cook 7 to 8 minutes more. In a bowl combine the vinegar, sugar, Worcestershire, hot sauce, tomato sauce and stock. Pour into the pan and stir to combine. Simmer a few minutes more. Pile sloppy Buffalo filling onto buns and top with blue cheese and chopped pickles. (important) :)

Oh! My first book THE ROLE OF A LIFETIME will be featured on the bargain book blog today. A $3.44 ebook is a real bargain! :)


Also, Romance is in the air this week at the Coffee Time Romance Blog! Their theme is romance for Valentine's day and yours truly is one of the featured bloggers. I'll be doing some excerpts and an interview and probably a post too, etc...

**The fun will be going on from noon (EST) to 8PM (EST) TODAY. LOTS of prizes going on.

**Also, if you comment on any of my posts, I will be giving away a box of FUDGE from one of my favorite candy places!


Anyhew, I have to do P90x today (week five starting today! Woo-hoo!) and then I have a doctor's appointment this morning. Nothing serious. I think...

And that's all for me. Whew!

Did you watch the Superbowl or have a Superbowl party? Any good Superbowl recipes you love or would like to share?


Rula Sinara said...

That recipe sounds delicious! I didn't have a party, but I did watch the game and commercials. Loved the little Darth Vader one :).

Hope your doctor's visit goes well!

jdcoughlin said...

Congrats on your book feature!
As for Superbowl, I was enjoying pulled pork, but yours sounds yummier. It was a good game, but I really loved the commercials, too. Loved Darth, and the Dorito finger.

Kristi said...

That sounds delicious!!!

We too had people over, but I went the easy, frozen-put-in-the-oven route. I know, totally lame. ;)

How is the P90X coming along? I've been gone too long, but seriously considering getting it for hubs and I....just not sure I have that much dedication.

Laura Pauling said...

Twenty people? That's a lot. And a lot of food. We just have my dad over. And we all agree, outside of holidays, it's the meal we love the best!

Kara said...

Sounds like a fun party! We had chili with cheese, queso, and cheesecake for dessert. We were going with the "cheese" theme:)

Maria Zannini said...

Fudge? Did somebody say fudge?


Linda G. said...

Fudge? Count me in!

Oh, and that recipe sounds yummy!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the recipe! It looks yummy. :) Had a small gathering here for the Super Bowl; went low key this year.
Happy Monday,

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I watched a few minutes of it w/ my DD.

Still celebrating all your good news!
~ Wendy

Bossy Betty said...

I actually went to a party and had fun at it! Yeah!

Your recipe sounds yummy!

Carolyn V said...

Yum!!! We didn't go to a party last night for the Super Bowl. Just hung out with the family. It was awesome. =)

Diane said...

You're being good, so you go and tempt the rest of us with ooey-gooey fudge...... Ok with me. :O)

Amanda said...

I'm going to be thinking about fudge all day! ;)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Such good news -- Yay!

Made brownie balls and chicken & dumplings for Super Bowl. Will probably post pics & recipes tomorrow. :) Your Sloppy Joes sound delish.

KarenG said...

You got a contract? I missed that. Many congratulations, and now I'll have to go to your older post to see what happened!

Terri Tiffany said...

You sound happy and busy:))
I watched half of the game and went to bed!! Party pooper, aren't I?

Jules said...

I ordered pizza delivery and watched the bowl with my furry friends. We played ball @ 1/2 time, they did not like the dogs commercials :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Go you! Week 5! I know that pain!

OMG.... superbowl= thanksgiving and Christmas. Such AMAZING food last night!

MS Exchange email said...

Yummy! That recipe was mouth-atering .. loved it!

Carol Kilgore said...

The Packers were awesome! I'm going to try your recipe. Hubby made some little pizzas that turned out awesome. Hope you got a good report from the doc.

Susan R. Mills said...

The recipe sounds yummy! We had a few people over, but it wasn't a party by any means. Good luck at the doctor. Hope everything's okay.

Kimberly Franklin said...

That sounds yummy! The Superbowl was in my town this year! WOOHOO!! I did watch, kind of. I mainly just watched for the commercials. :)

Christina Lee said...

WOWEE lots of great info! congrats! *scribbles down that recipe*

Nancy said...

I heard that you got your third book contract. Congratulations.

My husband and I had a "Doc Martin Party" instead of a superbowl party. That was fun,too.

Jen Daiker said...

Wow! That recipe sounds amazing, wish I would have had that already over the weekend because they sound amazing.

I spent my time at home on Sunday watching episodes of Jerseylicious (aka Trash TV).

Woohoo on the work out! Seriously you amaze me!!

Stephanie Faris said...

Yummmmmmmm. I've been thinking about trying a sloppy joe recipe. I may have to try this one.

WritingNut said...

Oh yummy... this sounds delicious!

Congrats on the news about your book :)

And I hope everything went well at the doctor's.

sim only contracts said...

Wow! That recipe sounds amazing, wish I would have had that already over the weekend because they sound amazing.