Theoretically we are all either left brained or right brained.
Scientists have long hypothesized:
“Left Brainers” tend to be more analytical and objective. “Right Brainers” are more creative. It is believed that the right side of your cerebrum controls the left side of your body and visa versa. The left side of your brain is where you store your knowledge of science and math. The right side of your brain is responsible the arts and your creative abilities. Left brain more organized, right brain more artistic…..
This is interesting to me having 2 sons; one a graphics designer mostly (but also a musician) and one a musician mostly, but I understand that things like pitch, tempo and melody are left brained…..
(Eclipse not really well seen in NY)
So let me go with my right brain this morning. I usually have an anti- Super bowl party for my girlfriends during which the only thing we pay attention to is the half time show. So I was researching really easy snacks to make for this event.
I researched some super simple recipes.
Gouda Chorizo Jalapeno Peppers
Chef Sunny Anderson
2 links Mexican Chorizo, casings removed and broken into small pieces
1/2 lb Smoked Gouda shredded
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 cup cream cheese
3 tablespoons cream cheese
1 Tablespoon Hot sauce (Franks Hot sauce recommended)
salt and pepper
12 large Jalapenos, stemmed seeded and halved
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Brown Chorizo in a skillet over medium heat 9-10 minutes
Drain Chorizo and into large mixing bowl
Add all the ingredients and press into Jalapeno halves
Place Jalapenos on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 20 minutes
Store bought Mozzarella sticks cut in half
Coat Mozzarella sticks with Italian dried bread crumbs and freshly grated Parmesan cheese before frying in olive oil. Can be frozen for 2 days ahead.
Onion Fried Onion Rings why is my food always looking at me?????
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons smoked Paprika
4 teaspoons Kosher Salt
2 cups Buttermilk
3 cups Panko Bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons olive oil
2 large Sweet Onions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Place parchment paper onto 2 baking sheets
In a small bowl, place all ingredients except Panko and olive oil
1/2 flour should go into the buttermilk
lightly dredge onion rings into flour mixture, then drop into flour mixture
then Panko mixture
Arrange on a baking sheet in a single layer smaller can go into larger
Bake 14 to 20 minutes flip over at the half way mark
1 can Cannellini Beans
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 clove of garlic
1 Cup Italian Pickled Vegetables (chopped) or sundried tomatoes
1 small baguette, sliced into thick pieces
1 tablespoon thinly sliced garlic, plus 1 peeled clove to coat bread
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of chili flakes
8-10 basil leaves1/3 cup of sun dried tomatoes drained or pickled vegetables
2 tablespoons of fresh parsley
salt and black pepper
2 ounces of Ricotta Salata cheese, grated
as seen above
Next Bread Sticks with Prosciutto!
So lets talk….I could have just wrapped prosciutto around bread sticks, but I’m crazy and wanted to make it more interesting. I wanted to add jam under the prosciutto Now this is not an easy task. Here’s first attempt….Ok
IOk that didn’t work So next I tried putting the Prosciutto under the jam and then wrappedOK much better
now lets get some cheese goingI saw these beautiful goat cheese logs on line…. so I crushed three different whole pepper corns with a mallet then rolled in those goat cheese logs in crushed pepper corns …
Easy and pretty
So enjoy your Superbowl Sunday!!!!
I WILL NOT