How gorgeous is this painting? I honestly could not stop going into my dining room because I was in awe with how beautiful and perfect it all looks together.
...Back to Saturday. So, while all of the chaos of getting showers and cleaning the house is going on, I'm trying to decide how we are going to get everything ready in time. Then I realized, if we are still baking something when company gets here, then we are still baking. There is nothing wrong with a hot dish coming out of the oven, especially when its called Hot Cheesy Bean Dip.
Here's the recipe I got from My Life as a Mrs.
1 8oz cream cheese
1 jar of salsa(we used the 15oz Publix brand of Black bean and corn salsa)
1 can Bush's Chili starter beans
1 1/2 cups cheese(we used 2% Mexican)
1 bag of tortilla chips(Scoops are the best)
Preheat oven to 350. Spray a casserole dish with non-stick spray. Spread softened cream cheese in bottom of dish. Drain the can of beans but do not drain. Put beans and salsa on top of cream cheese. Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges are bubbling. Remove dish from the oven and top with cheese. Bake another 5-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Recipe Numero Dos: Rattlesnake Bites from Taste of Home
1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
1 8oz cream cheese softened
4oz chopped green chilies
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
3 tubes Pillsbury crescent rolls
Preheat oven to 375. Brown beef in skillet. While meat is cooking, mix cream cheese, spices, and chilies in a bowl. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray. When meat if finished cooking, drain and mix with cream cheese spread. Unroll crescent rolls. On the small end of the crescent rolls, place about 1 tbsp of the mixture. Roll and fold in ends. Place on baking sheet with seam side down. Space rolls about 1-2 inches apart. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.
I was so glad that I made these. Out of the 24 we made, we had less than 10 once the party ended. This will definitely be a hit at your next get together.
Rattlesnake Bites+ Taco Pizza
Last but definitely not least, Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. I have to admit I was reluctant to try this one. I know it is a healthy alternative to buffalo chicken and wings and I LOVE both and veggies, BUT not everyone likes crazy veggie options like I do. Chris mostly made these, and he did a great job! They were a hit!!!(Especially with me)
Here's what you need
1 medium head of cauliflower
1/2 cup of egg substitute(we used Eggbeaters)
1/2 cup AP whole wheat flour(*new* for us. Delicious!)
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
2/3 cup Frank's hot sauce or Buffalo sauce
1 tbsp light butter
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray casserole dish with non-stick spray. Then get 2 bowls. In one bowl, put the Eggbeaters. In the other bowl, add the flour, garlic powder, and onion powder. Chop the cauliflower in mini florets. Place handful of florets into egg and then into the dry mixture. Once coated, place in greased casserole dish.
Bake in oven until the cauliflower is soft. Remove from oven.
In a small saucepan, melt the hot sauce and butter together. Once melted, pour over cauliflower. Laaloosh stated to only pour 1/2 mixture on top of the cauliflower, but I poured all of the sauce over the veggies. Place back into oven and bake for another 5-8 minutes. Serve warm.
These bites were AMAZING!! I definitely will be making more of these very, very soon!