So in other news, my weight loss has inevitably slowed down, as I predicted it would. But I am happy to report that I have lost another three pounds- bringing the total to 14! I am not sure all the recipes I am about to write about helped in that endeavor, but at least they were tasty!
Flashback to Mrs. Chubb's junior year English class. Let me supply you with an analogy: Football is to Leslie, as oil is to water. So when Superbowl Sunday rolled around, I was more than happy to stay at home, prep for the week, and cook some yummy goodness, all while the hubby was off paying cards with the boys. I prepared my own Superbowl treats even though I attended no parties. My day consisted of making the following: banana pancakes (which were immediately consumed), Buffalo Chicken roll-ups, Berry Yogurt parfaits, and Mini Corndog Muffins. Yes, you read that last part right...
The banana pancakes were a recipe straight off of Pinterest so I will not repost here. They were good, but not brilliant. In this post, I will introduce you to the wonderful Mini Corndog, as well as yogurt parfaits. Check out my next post (coming soon!) on the Buffalo Chicken Wraps. They deserve a post all their own.
The Mini Corndog Muffins were to die for. Lately we have been craving corndogs, but I was not about to go out and buy them. Somehow it is more socially acceptable to make them, right? Then I saw this delicious recipe on a great blog I have been following- Iowa Girl Eats.
You basically make mini corn muffins and stuff a bit of hot dog in each one- and there you have it- delicious party food! I made a few changes which I will describe here, but I plan to stick to her recipe next time. I used an instant cornbread recipe, which I think worked fine. Of course homemade cornbread is always better. However, if you are short on time and resources, this is one possibility.
One good change I made was that I substituted buttermilk for the milk. Another thing I tried (It seemed like a good idea at the time.) was that I added a can of corn to the batch. This made the corn muffins very soft and crumbly- too moist. If I left the added corn out, they would have been perfecto! And of course I dip them in mustard- never ketchup. That is a must. Definitely try it out!
I also prepared Berry Yogurt parfaits for the week. These made simple breakfasts on the go, and it was a nice change from my bi-daily yogurt smoothie. I simply bought blueberries and strawberries at the store. I also bought red raspberries, but they were moldy- poo. I chopped them up and layered them on top of some low-fat vanilla yogurt in several small containers. I also bagged up some granola (Yum! I LOVE granola.) in a few separate bags. When I am ready to eat, I simply add the granola and mix the whole thing together for a delicious, sweet breakfast.
What are your favorite game day snacks?