Sunday, January 11, 2015

Championship Bowl Appetizers

Even if you are not a student at Oregon or Ohio, you are likely going to be watching the National Championship Football Game tomorrow night, right? Most likely!

We all love a good game, good party (I am sure we all have varying definitions of a "good party"). And I don't know about you, but I am bored with the bag of Doritos or Tostitos or "Rollitos" that is passed around the room as an afterthought! If you are going to eat, eat well, even if you are college student with roommates living in off-campus dorms or grad school apartments! There are so many options to make your game day snacking better!

Consider Party Sliders or Jalapeno-Cheddar Rollups or Artichoke Dip With A Kick. Or, simply head over to my Appetizer Page for other ideas!! Why not have some awesome bites...other than chips 'n salsa?



That being said, today is the beginning of featuring some awesome appetizers this week in preparation of the playoffs, Oscars, and other "party events". The first snack is a variation on one of  Jon's favorite breakfast choices, i.e. salmon, bagels and cream cheese...in other words, it's a take on Bagels & Lox! 

Get a bowl, because that is indeed all u need to get this ready!

(Adapted from a friend's recipe she brought to a birthday gathering to play a tasteless cards game that was surprisingly quite funny for those of us depraved enough to play!)

Bagel & Lox Appetizer


Equipment:
Mixing bowl

Ingredients:
4 oz smoked salmon
1 (8oz) Reduced-Fat Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Light Sour Cream
1-2 tsp lemon juice
1-2 Tbls Fresh Dill (or 1 tsp dried dill)
Salt & Pepper, to taste



Extras:
Stacie's Everything Bagel Chips
Capers
Red Onion, diced

Instructions:
1. Wash Your Hands
2. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, juice, salt, pepper and dill.



3. Fold in chopped salmon.
4. Serve with bagel chips, capers and red onion.