Are you ready for week 2 of football? I am! Well, kind of. See, it’s this team I have been rooting for my whole life. The Bills. Let’s just say the 2012 season really didn’t start off with a bang. It’s just so hard to watch, and somehow ruins my whole Sunday. And, I can’t just pick another team to be my favorite team, even though that would be so much easier than all of this false hope. Because some day when they do make it to and win the Super Bowl (should I still be alive) I’d want to be able to say I suffered through the worst and never jumped off the bandwagon. Yes, I realize it’s only week two. But, I’ve been to this rodeo before (11 times in a row now, actually). Please tell me I’m not the only girl out there who gets so upset about their losing football team?
I am absolutely ready for Super Snackin’ Saturday though. I’m never let down when it comes to great snacking! And, there’s nothing like some good emotional eating to counter the disappointment of losing! This weekend, spend more time in front of the TV yelling at or cheering for your favorite team, and less time in the kitchen. Because today’s snack uses the crockpot and requires just about one minute of prep time. It’s simple - throw all of the ingredients in the crockpot when you wake up in the morning, and by game time you’ll have a hot and filling snack ready to go! If you don’t have a crockpot, no problem. Cook the ingredients in a large pot on the stove over low heat. In about two hours, you’ll have the same delicious snack!
We actually make this dish for non-sporting events, too. It’s a great appetizer for family parties or while you’re waiting around for Christmas dinner to be ready. So, if you actually do something with your life on Sunday and don’t just lay around on the couch watching football all day, there’s plenty of other great excuses out there to prepare this dish. This is a snack that everyone will love. It’s spicy, sweet and tangy all rolled up into one appetizer. And, don’t worry, you won’t be swimming in the taste of booze. The whiskey just enhances the tanginess of the sauce and gives it that depth in flavor. So you won’t want to skip it. Since you’re cooking these ingredients together for 4 hours, the brown sugar and salsa have plenty of time to form a sweet glaze that generously coats each kielbasa piece. How can you not love a hot, savory, and comforting snack food? Especially one that practically makes itself!
Dear Bills, just do a litttttle bit better tomorrow, please? That would be fantastic. If not, at least I’ll have this whiskey salsa kielbasa to get me through. Hey… at least I’m not a Dolphins fan!
Need another Super Snackin’ Saturday idea?